CALAIS - Lillian Mina (Andrews) Marino, 94, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Eastport Memorial Nursing Home with her daughter, Jane by her side. Lillian was born April 23, 1917, in Calais, daughter of the late Thomas "Tommy" and Elizabeth (MacDonald) Andrews. After graduating from Calais Academy, class of 1936, Lillian worked as a telephone operator for many years for Eastern Telephone & Telegraph. In 1946, she married James "Joe" Marino. They soon relocated to LaPlace, La., where she resided until 2005. While living in Louisiana, Lillian worked as a cashier for Airline Motors Restaurant, LaPlace, La., and summered in Maine, working part time at the telephone company. In 2005, Lillian and her daughter, Jane moved back to Calais. She was a member of Calais United Methodist Church, and in her younger years enjoyed ice skating, swimming, playing tennis and traveling. In addition to her parents, Lillian was predeceased by her husband, Joe, in 1987; two sisters, Dorothy Burns and Geraldine Tuell; brother, Thomas Jennings; and special cousin, Mike Tocchio. Surviving are her daughter, Jane Marino of Calais; numerous nieces and nephews, including Barry Burns, Sandra Scott, Gee Gee Wentworth, Bonnie Eberhart, Linda Landry, Barbara and Pete Swenson, Daniel and Cathy Marino, and Sheila Marino and her daughters, Dacy, Dawn and Donnell; and special cousins, Pat Tocchio and Webber Burns. Visiting hours will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais, where a celebration of Lillian's life will begin 4 p.m. Burial will take place at St. John Memorial Gardens, LaPlace, La. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.
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Published in BDN Maine from April 13 to April 14, 2012