Antonio Vito “Tony” Marinilli, age 58

of Quincy

Antonio Vito “Tony” Marinilli, age 58

Antonio Vito “Tony” Marinilli, age 58, of Quincy, formerly of Norwell, died peacefully, Wednesday, February 26, 2020, in the comfort of his loving family.

Antonio was born in Sulmona, Italy, and lived in Casale di Cocullo, L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy before immigrating to the United States as a child in 1966. He was raised and educated in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1979, where he was a member of the football team. He earned a civil engineering degree from Northeastern University in 1984. Tony had lived in Quincy for most of his life, and several years in Norwell.

Tony was a self-employed general contractor and entrepreneur. He was the well-known owner of the Marinilli Company and had built many residential homes throughout the South Shore, including Plymouth, Scituate and on Cape Cod.

Tony was dedicated to his family and loved taking his sons hiking in the Blue Hills and in New Hampshire, as well as trips to various museums. He supported all their many activities and was proud of their accomplishments.

Devoted father of Anthony J. Marinilli and Joseph N. Marinilli, both of Norwell.

Loving partner of Maureen A. O’Donnell of South Boston.

Beloved son of Ettore and Claudia G. (Marinilli) Marinilli of Quincy.

Dear brother of Sofia Bulman and her husband Eric of Hanover, Debra Forte and her husband Robert of Walpole.

Cherished uncle of Michael, Matthew, Vanessa and Melissa Bulman, Stella and Emma Forte.

Tony is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins, both here and in Italy.

Former husband of Ellen (McGuire) Marinilli of Norwell.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Monday, March 2, at 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Sunday 2 – 6 p.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Tony’s memory may be made to the National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel Street, Suite 200, Newton, MA 02458.

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  • Im so sorry for your loss.
    Tony was a warm and loving person;
    A great father,son, brother, uncle, relative etc
    He will be truely missed by many.
    He is at peace now in the arms of the angels and The Blessed Vurgin.
    Rest in peace Tony.
    Patti Cunningham

  • My deepest and heartfelt condolences over the loss of Tony. I have such fond memories of him from the years we were neighbors on West Street. May your memories provide you strength during the difficult days ahead. Sending you all my love…

  • Dear Claudia, Ettore, and Family,

    Please accept our sincere condolences at Tony’s passing. We remember his thoughtfulness and his
    gentile manner whenever we encountered him. When we talked to him at the reunion last summer,
    his calmness and his positive attitude for the future came through. We hope our few words will give you all some comfort during these difficult days.

  • So very sorry for your loss. Tony was such a sweet, loving and gentle man. The world has lost a bright light, but heaven has gained another angel.

    Sincerely,
    Theresa McRudin Palmer

  • Dear cousins Claudia, Ettore and Family – We are so very sorry about your loss. Please know that our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.