Albertine Marie (Soucy) Marinelli, a long-time resident of Bristol, Connecticut died on Friday January 8, 2021 in the home provided by her eldest daughter, Diane Hardison in Solana Beach, California. Albertine was born in Grand Isle, Maine on August 10, 1921, the daughter of Leonard J. Soucy and Anais Almanda (Beaulieu) Soucy. Her parents moved the family to Bristol in 1923 and raised eleven children there. She remained close to her twin brother and their siblings throughout their lives. She married Vincent Joseph Marinelli of Plainville in St. Ann Church in Bristol on June 2, 1945. Albertine and Vincent raised six children and for many years worked side by side in the former Lorraine Footwear shoe stores, before retiring in 1984. After Vincent’s death in 2002, Albertine remained in Bristol for a few years and then moved into the home of her younger daughter, Jean Petrone in Massachusetts. An accomplished seamstress, cook and home-maker, she enjoyed bocce, puzzles, cards and bingo games, family reunions and holidays, and liked to be useful wherever she went. In later years she knitted and donated hats and blankets for newborns.
Mrs. Marinelli is survived by her youngest sister, Joan (Soucy) Lagasse of Bristol, two daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and James Hardison of Solana Beach, CA, and Jean and Lawrence Petrone of Norfolk, MA; four sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Marinelli and Maureen Raftery of Tallahassee, FL, Lawrence Marinelli and Sarah Bowditch of Worcester, MA, David and Elizabeth Marinelli of Longmeadow, MA, and Carl and Terrie Marinelli of Birmingham, AL; 17 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A private religious service will be held at St. James – St. Leo Catholic Community in Solana Beach. Burial is planned in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to: A Gift Keeps Giving, 450 E. Bradley Avenue, #108, El Cajon, CA 92021, or toFriends of Medfield Seniors, Inc, The Center at Medfield, One Ice House Road, Medfield, MA 02052