Thomas C. Marino, 61, of Waterbury, died Feb. 6, 2013, at the Vitas Hospice Unit at Saint Mary's Hospital in Waterbury.

He was born Sept. 15, 1951, in Waterbury, a son of the late Henry and Mary (Pannone) Marino. He had been a resident of Watertown and Waterbury.

Mr. Marino was educated in the Watertown school system and was a graduate of Watertown High School. He was an outstanding athlete while in high school and as an outstanding member of the football team. He was named an "All American" and had been recruited by several colleges prior to his graduation. He was inducted into the Watertown High School Football Hall of Fame.

Mr. Marino was the owner of Marino Care Taking and had been the superintendent of Riverside Cemetery Association until his illness.

Mr. Marino is survived by a son, Jesse Marino, and his wife, Lauren, of Ansonia; a stepson, Scott White, and his wife, Kristin, of Middlebury; three brothers, John Marino, of Waterbury, James Marino, of Watertown, and Henry Marino, of New Milford; two sisters, Kathy Marchesseault, of Dixon, Calif., and Mary Beth Tilden, of Chandler, Ariz.; two stepgrandchildren, Andrew White and Olivia White; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Richard, and a sister, Jackie.

Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Watertown at the convenience of the family.

The Alderson Funeral Home of Waterbury was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Riverside Cemetery Association, c/o Riverside Cemetery Association, c/o Bank of America, Attention: R. Cella, CT2-226-26-05, 157 Church St., 26th Floor, New Haven, CT 06510.