Dante C. Marinelli, 85, of Westborough

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obit-dante-c-marinelliWestborough – Dante C. Marinelli, 85, of Westborough, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. He was the husband of the late Dorothy A. (Diatalevi) Marinelli.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Frank and Josephine (Ranieri) Marinelli. He was raised and educated in the Allston/Brighton area and was a graduate of Boston College, class of 1958. During the Korean Conflict he served with the U.S. Army.

Dante was the owner of Village Realty Trust, a commercial property management company. He was also an entrepreneur and was a professional photographer many years ago.

He was a communicant of St. Luke the Evangelist Church, has been a resident of Westborough for 26 years, previously living in Sudbury and enjoyed woodworking.

Dante is survived by his two children, Michelle M. Marinelli of Westborough and Dante M. “Dan” Marinelli and his wife Carolyn, of Worcester; one sister, Peg Marinelli and her significant other Bernie Schlichte of Framingham; two brothers, Frank Marinelli and his wife Maryanne of Westborough and Gino Marinelli and his wife Marie of California; four grandchildren, Stephanie, Mark, Max, and Dante; and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, Dec. 19, at 10:30 a.m., in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial in St. Luke’s Cemetery will be private. Calling hours at the David A. Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough, are Sunday, Dec. 18, from 2-5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 350 Plantation St., Worcester, MA 01604.

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