Henry C. Gennari, 85, of Marlborough
He was the loving husband of Rheta M. Gennari for almost 55 years; the devoted father of Charles Gennari and his wife Lisa of Southborough, Christine Regan and her husband Brian of Hollis, N.H., Lawrence and his wife Denise of Weston, and James and his wife Lisa of Sudbury; and cherished grandfather of Jonathan, Samantha, Kenneth, Heather, Thomas, Henry, Louisa, Rebecca, and Ava. He is also survived by his sisters, Angela O”Toole of Lancaster, Rose Camden of Marlborough, and Connie Mauro of Southborough, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Henry was a 1948 graduate of Marlborough High School, where he excelled in football and made friendships that sustained him his entire life. He was a combat veteran and the recipient of a Purple Heart for his valiant service in the Korean War.
A lifelong resident of Marlborough and a bricklayer for more than 50 years, he served on the building committees for Marlborough High School and the expansion of the Marlborough Public Library.
His passing leaves a hole in many hearts. Henry was a lifelong member of St. Anne's parish in Marlborough before its closing in 2004, after which he sustained his faith through the regular gathering of a small community of friends.
No calling hours will be held and a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Marlborough Public Library Foundation, c/o Margaret Cardello, Director, 35 West Main St., Marlborough, MA 01752 or to any organization committed to building a bridge among people.
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