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Seems there has been a lot of bad news this past month. We are losing so many of our dear vets. It is with great sadness that I tell you of the passing of Donato "Danny" Marini. Danny was a very dear friend of John McAuliffe. If you would like to read more about Danny and remember him the way he was, please visit John's page:


Memories of John McAuliffe



From John McAuliffe on the death of my good friend and Buddy of M-347;87th Inf. Div. WW-II. May he march eternally in the Army of God's Saints,,,with the Legions of the Lord....Farewell Good and Faithful Friend.....R.I.P.




Donato "Danny" Marini


Of Newton, May 19, 2005, after a long illness. Beloved Husband of Josephine (Marini). Devoted Father of Donna Brooks and her Husband Ronald of Burlington and Paula Marini and her fiance Al Stewart of Norwood. Loving Grandfather of four: Christopher Brooks of NJ, Jason Brooks of NH, Jennifer Brooks of NY and Jeremy Brooks, Sgt. USAF. Brother of Pasquale Marini of Brighton, Lucia Cardarelli of Italy, and the late Lucio Marini. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Andrew J. Magni & Son, Funeral Home, 365 Watertown St., Rte 16, NEWTON, Tuesday at 10:30AM. Followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Newton, at 11:30 AM. Visiting hours Sunday 6-8pm, and Monday 2-4, 7-9pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. Decorated Veteran of US Army in WWII Veteran of Battle of the Bulge and proud to serve under General Patton. Awarded the Bronze Star with Combat "V", Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Badge, among other awards. In lieu of flowers, donations in Donato's name would be appreciated and may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hosp, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Our Lady Help of Christians Sanctuary Fund, 573 Washington St., Newton, 02458.


Published in the Boston Globe on 5/21/2005.



There is also a guestbook entry for Danny that can be found here:



Edited by Walt's Daughter

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