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Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral Home

1671 Maple Rd, Williamsville, NY

OBITUARY

Michael R. Marfino, DDS

October 21, 1932March 18, 2020

MARFINO - Michael R., DDS - March 18, 2020; loving husband of 57 years, to Barbara Zeolla Marfino; loving father of Susan Marfino (Thomas Saia), Laurie Marfino (Joseph Martin), Jennifer Marfino (Phillip Norrod), Michael Marfino (Jennifer Shatley); proud papa of Jillian, Caroline, Annabel and Natalie Martin, brother of the late Nicholas (June) Marfino DDS; also survived by many nieces, nephews and good friends. No prior visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass Monday, March 23, 9 AM, at St. Benedict RC Church, (Main St., at Eggert Rd.). A Celebration of Michael’s Life will be held at a later date. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Little Portion Friary, 1305 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14209. Please share your online condolences at www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Mass Monday, March 23, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • No Prior Visitation

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Adele Napierala

March 25, 2020

Dear Barbara and family...
I am truly saddened I by Dr. Mike’s passing and so sorry I did not know about the funeral mass for I certainly would have been there.
Tom and I had the greatest respect for him not only as our dentist but as a friend.
And as someone else stated he was a pioneer in TMJ. And I can attest to that. Another connection: My husband and Dr.shared the same birthdate and Dr. Mike passed on my birthday!
Prayers and c

Edward Wiedl

March 24, 2020

I was shocked and saddened to see that Dr. Marfino passed away last week. I was a patient of his for 40 or more years (when he had his office on Linwood Ave., Buffalo until he retired) and always looked forward to my appointments with him as we enjoyed conversations about being Conservatives.
I know he was looking forward to his retirement and I hope that he had a few years of enjoyment.
Please accept my sincerest condolences to all of your family at this difficult time. May God's Peace be with all of you.

Sincerely,
Ed Wiedl

michael hawkins

March 23, 2020

Sue,
Beth and I are so sorry for your loss. Keep him in your heart.

Richard Grisanti

March 23, 2020

To the Mike Marfino Family, I was so saddened when Gina told me my friend Mike had passed! He was my life long friend. I even knew his parents and his late brotherNick Mike was a real gentleman I just saw him at our class of '50 Xmas luncheon and I asked how he was doing and how his daughter Susan and Tom were doing He will be missed by our CHS class and by all of us but we will all cherish the memories of Mike. Again , my heartfelt condolences to all of you!

Donna and John Shepherd

March 23, 2020

Dear Barbara and family

John and I extend our heartfelt sympathy during this sad and emotional time. I would like to thank you both for the memories of so long ago, when sitting for the girls while you and Mike went to the hockey games! And him driving me home! He was so kind and
thoughtful to all who needed his care. A very special person indeed!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you

John and Donna (nee Killian) Shepherd

Richard F. Griffin

March 22, 2020

Dear Barbara,
We express our sincere sympathy over Mike's death. He was a real gentleman and an outstanding member of our CHS Class of 1950.
We hope to join you in celebrating Mike's life at some future date.
Richard and Jane Griffin

Ann & Russ Metcalf

March 22, 2020

Dear Barb and Family,
Our deepest sympathy on your loss. I spent many years working along side of Mike and remember well his passion for helping every patient who came to him. He was a life long learner and was always exploring any avenue that might improve the well being of all the people he served. He was a pioneer in TMJ treatment and brought pain relief and comfort to so many. His work is carried on now thanks to his generous mentoring of younger dental professionals.
I remember most of all his love for his family. He often told humorous but loving stories of his parents as he helped them through aging. He took justified pride in his children and frequently shared updates. Barb, you and the kids were clearly the center of his world and the love came through in his stories. I hope that you find comfort in your memories and your love for each other.

Barbara Minter

March 22, 2020

Dear Barbara and Family,

Fred and I send our sincere heartfelt sympathy to you all. We had so many good times with you and Mike at our golf outings and 4th of July baseball games. Mike had many many interests and enjoyed them all and especially family.
Our hearts go out to you Barbara. Take care. We are in Florida and can not extend our condolences to you in person. Just want to be in touch and let you know we care. 💕

John and Betsey Tibbetts

March 22, 2020

Barbara and family,
Betsey and I send our deepest condolences on Mike’s passing. He will be missed as a friend, father, papa and valued member of the WNY dental community. Our prayers are with you all. Stay well.

Terry McGovern

March 21, 2020

Dearest Barb, Susan, Laurie, Jennifer and Michael,
My very deepest sympathy in hearing about Mike's, your Dad's passing. He will always be remembered as a fun loving, and kind man. Please let me know when his memorial service will be held.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Laurie, Geoff sends his condolences too.
May your loving memories as a family guide you through this difficult time and put a smile on your face as you reflect upon the happy times spent together.
Warmest thoughts,
Valerie McGovern

FROM THE FAMILY