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Eva J. Marino

August 17, 2020

Eva J. Marino, 74, of Watertown passed away at her home Monday morning, August 17, 2020.

Eva was born in Watertown on August 18, 1945, daughter of Lyman and Ella Mae Carr Barnett, and she graduated from Watertown High School. On November 4, 1961 she married Ronald F. Marino at the Assembly of God Church, Watertown and the marriage was later blessed at Holy Family Church. Mr. Marino, manager of various A & P stores in the north country, died on May 2, 2009.

She owned and operated Custom Upholstery for fifty years, specializing in upholstery and decorating. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church. Eva was a Fourth Degree Black Belt and Chief Instructor at American Kang Duk Won Karate, Watertown and she was also a Reiki Master. She enjoyed flowers and gardening, and she was very creative, artistic, and humorous.

Eva is survived by her three daughters, Tina M. Knight, Watertown, Laurie L. Woodhams and husband James, Bristow, VA, and Carol A. Miller and husband Jon, St. Petersburg, FL; seven granddaughters and five great-granddaughters; brother Lyman Barnett and wife Cindy, Fonda; sister Lois LaForty, Watertown; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with her husband, Ronald, Eva was predeceased by her parents, three brothers, Edward, James, and Robert Barnett, and two sisters, Mary Secor and Sandy Brothers.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Thursday, August 20, from 2 - 4 PM with masks and social distancing required. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, August 21, at 11 AM with masks and social distancing also required, followed by burial in Glenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either American Kang Duk Won Karate, 30 Paddock Arcade or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., both in Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to Eva's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#9 Heidi Smith 2020-08-20 13:19
I am so saddened by the loss of this special lady. I was lucky enough to have met Eva a few years back as a superb seamstress. She has provided our home with beautiful reupholstered chairs and recently with porch cushions. Eva has been on my heart for the past few days; just today I was thinking 'I'm sure there is a project I need Eva for'. Opening up the recent obituaries today and finding her name really hurt. So sorry for your loss, so happy to have known her.
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#8 Donna Nickerson 2020-08-20 09:55
I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. She was an amazing lady. I remember her making all your wedding dresses. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Her and your dad have been reunited. May the Lord be with you all.
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#7 Jennifer Hayes 2020-08-20 01:55
Eva made our lives richer with conversation and visually more beautiful with her talent. I loved visiting her workroom and I treasure the projects I have that she worked on. She inspired me at every turn with her eye for design, energy and empathy, This world needs more like Eva Marino. She will be very very very deeply missed.
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#6 ed and rose 2020-08-19 09:48
our deepest sympathy to the family. mrs marino will be greatly missed by all. we will still have all the great memories of her and all the times we spent together!
ed and rose carpenter
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#5 D.Thomas Sawyer 2020-08-18 21:30
Tina and family,
I am so sorry for your loss...She is a great lady and very talented . We will all miss not seeing her around.

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#4 Sherri Wilson 2020-08-18 15:47
Mrs. Marino was indeed a gifted and gentle soul. She will be missed, but there are many wonderful memories that will remain.
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#3 LouAnnBenware Burns 2020-08-18 13:43
TIna and girls,
My heartfelt sympathy to each of you. Your Mom was a talented upholstery designer, but also a very much loved Mom and Grandmother. I know you will deeply miss her
in your daily lives. May your years of memories bring comfort to you now and in the days to come.
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#2 Paula Chamberlain 2020-08-18 12:40
As a Marino, I met Eva and Ron many years ago. I saw and benefited from Eva's upholstery work. A couch and chair still remain at our cottage that she recovered. She was a kind and gentle soul I was honored to know.
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#1 Maureen Goodson 2020-08-18 12:14
I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved mother, please know that we are sending prayers and love to you and your family
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