Grace R. Marino

February 25, 1918February 1, 2013

Grace R. Marino, 94, died February 1, 2013 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home. She was born on February 25, 1918 in Brooklyn NY the daughter of John and Providence (Belluso) Tancredi.

She has resided in Manchester for over 62 years. Her husband of 52 years, Patrick L. Marino died in February 1989. Prior to her retirement she was employed by Dorson-Fleisher Shoe Company and later by Evangeline Shoe. She was a former communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish and St Anthony parish.

She was a strong, vibrant woman who was known as “Amazing Grace” by her family. She was a very social person who enjoyed bowling, her walking group and weekly gatherings for cards. For Grace, her family was most important in her life. She is cherished as the ultimate mother and grandmother by her family who recall her love of cooking Italian meals for family gatherings.

Family members include two daughters, Elizabeth Quinn and her husband David of Manchester and Jacqueline Bettencourt and her husband Francis of Bedford; five grandchildren, Kathleen Ratcliff of New York, Jennifer Ell of Bedford, John Demeritt of Bedford, Kristen Bettencourt of Boston MA and Michael Bettencourt of Winchester, MA; six great grandchildren, Patrick Ell, Christopher Ell, Sean Demeritt, Kyle Demeritt, Grace Bettencourt and Violet Bettencourt; a brother John Tancredi and his wife Nancy of Ormond Beach, FL; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were Monday, February 4th from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 PM in the McHugh Funeral Home, 283 Hanover St., corner of Beech St. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 AM on Tuesday in St. Anthony Church, 172 Belmont St. Burial followed in Mount Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Rd., Manchester. In lieu of flowers donations in Grace’s name may be made to the Hillsborough County Nursing Home, Floor C-4 Activities, 400 Mast Road, Goffstown NH 03045.


  • Calling Hours Monday, February 4, 2013
  • Calling Hours Monday, February 4, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Grace R. Marino

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Theresa Nordle

February 8, 2013

Your lovely mother and mine, Ida DeThomasis, were fast friends who shared their faith and stories about their families over coffee after every Sunday Mass back at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Grace was a great support when my Mom's health started to decline and her wit and good humor provided friendly comfort to her. She was a lovely woman and I wish your family peace and strength at this most difficult time. I will keep you in my prayers.

April Bisson

February 5, 2013

To Gracie's family my deepest sympathy,Gracie was a wonderful lady who I enjoyed talking to she always had great stories and she was so classy and such a love I will miss her so very much!!!

Robert Turzilli Jr.

February 5, 2013

Aunt Grace , Some of my happiest childhood memories are ones of us playing cards at grandma's , just playing for hours and laughing and talking and enjoying each others company. I wouldn't trade those times for anything in the world thank you for being part of that for me and thank you for being my aunt Grace. Love your nephew Robert

February 4, 2013

DEAR Betty & Jackie We offer our deepest sympathy she was a wonderful woman we had a lot of good times playing cards Don & Dotty St. Cyr

Gail DeGoosh

February 4, 2013

Grace enjoyed gardening with the Elders on the Grow at the Nursing Home. I was privileged to know her through that group having volunteered with Maddy Perron and others working with our "gardeners". Grace was always willing to do one more potting up, design, or whatever, always assisting others in the grup with encouraging words. She was a gem, thanks for sharing her with us.

February 4, 2013

Dear Betty and Jackie,
Please accept our sympathy at the
loss of your incredible mother!I will be unable to attend the services, but please know you are in my prayers.What a great group of women we had in "the circle."I know your dad is happy at the reunion in heaven. Maureen

Nancy & Brian O'Neill

February 3, 2013

We send Jennifer, Jim, boys and all of your family our deepest condolences. Thinking of all of you in your time of sorrow. Just know your grandma is happy in heaven now. Love, The O'Neill's

Martha W

February 3, 2013

Praying that you find comfort in your faith, and a lighter heart in your dearest memories.

David LHeureux

February 3, 2013

Sending our deepest sympathies for a lovely woman whose touched everyone's heart that she met. To her family & friends, while you feel her loss, may you also celebrate that she nows sits in paradise with God's arms around her. God Bless You. Good friends of John Demeritt; Diane & David

Adrianne Ferretti

February 3, 2013

Aunt Grace you will always be the topic of converstion at the Turzilli Thanksgiving dinner. We think of you every year when there is no pumpkin pie b/c no one likes it and you told us once we were spoiled because of it! You will forever give us a great chuckle! It's're probably getting ready for a huge feast up in heaven with all those that have passed before you! May you rest in peace.