In Loving Memory
June 23, 1951 – July 31, 2015
Deborah Diane Marino, 64, born in Kansas City, MO and longtime resident of Fairhope, passed away, Friday, July 31, 2015 in a local hospital. Early in her life, the study of Mathematics was always a favorite of hers inspiring her to become a high school math teacher. Later, she felt the call to become a nun, entering the Order of Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in St. Louis and spent fourteen years there until she came to Fairhope in 1994. Loving the area so much, and having family and friends here, she decided to stay. She always enjoyed serving people and the community and found her niche at the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce. After retiring from the Chamber in 2007, she became a partner in GoodBooks Bookkeeping Services. She is predeceased by her parents, John and Melva Marino.
Surviving are her longtime companion, Robin R. Smitherman, Fairhope; her siblings, Mike (Judy) Marino, Overland Park, KS, Marcia (Linda Berez) Marino, Milwaukee, WI and Greg (Margaret) Marino, Leavenworth, KS; her niece, Lauren Marino, Washington, DC and her furry family, her beloved cats, Captain America and Maybellene.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 4:00pm, on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at St. Margaret of Scotland Foley, AL. Celebrant will be Father Paul Zoghby. A reception will be held immediately following in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet at www.csjsl.org. Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL, 36526.