Dorothy Marmino

Wood River |

Dorothy M. "Dottie" Marmino, 88, passed away at 5:35 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 2010 at Eldercare of Alton.

Born March 13, 1921 in West Frankfort, Ill., she was the daughter of Edward and Wilhemina (Stratman) Carter.

She married Sam J. Marmino May 25, 1971 in Alton. He survives.

A member of the Community Church of Christ in Wood River, Dorothy inspired her family and friends with an amazing talent for cooking. She served as a chef for Holiday Inn in Alton for many years. She loved her family above all else and was a devoted homemaker. No family birthday or anniversary escaped Dorothy's attention, and the parties she gave for them are legendary among all who loved her. She created a beautiful home for her beloved husband, Sam, and will be missed immeasurably.

In addition to Sam, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Barbara Thomas of Live Oak, Tex.; a granddaughter, Nicki Thomas-Reno; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, brothers- and sisters-in-law and many friends.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 at Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights, where services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28.

Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Obit Provided By:
Paynic Home for Funerals

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