Greece: Monday October 2, 2018 at age of 82, firmly accepting the open arms of his Lord and Savior. Predeceased by his parents, Martin and Anna (Neilon) Marron; brothers, Martin (Ann) Marron, Jr., Donald (Joanie) Wania; nephew, Thomas Marron. Letting go of the hand of his wife of 63 years, Mary Louise (Hodgetts); his children, Patricia (Richard) Palumbo, Eugene (Melanie) Marron II, Nancy (Eddie) Ciminelli, Mark (Dinah) Marron, John (Bridget) Marron; his grandchildren, Cara Palumbo (Matt) Chrantz, Adriann Palumbo (Greg) Williams, Cal Davis Palumbo, Eddie Ciminelli (Jessica Conlon), Sean (Carla) Ciminelli, Michael Ciminelli, Allison Marron, Kaitlin Marron, Audrey Marron, Mickey Sean Marron, Trinity Rose Marron, Josie Marron; Jimmy O’toole Marron; great-grandchildren, Gabriel Ciminelli, Vivienne Ciminelli, Eleanor Schrantz; his siblings, Cathleen (Gary) Benwitz, Joseph (Jeanne) Marron, Michael (Carol) Marron; Neil (Olga) Marron; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
He was the son of Irish immigrants; his passions included his faith, his lifetime career with Eastman Kodak, his years of volunteering, but most of all his family, which includes five children, thirteen grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. A 1953 graduate of Aquinas Institute high school, he immediately became employed by Eastman Kodak, working at their Hawkeye facility on secret projects for the US military. In 2011, Kodak’s BRIDGEHEAD program became de-classified, and not until the age of 76 was he first allowed to openly discuss his covert work with U2 spy planes and satellite photography. This work of the BRIDGEHEAD program contributed to America’s effort to win the Cold War. An avid golfer, he played the same way that he approached life; focused effort and no mulligans! A tough Irishman, he was the loving patriarch that led by example, and his heart melted with the arrival of each new family member. He and Mary were awesome dancers, dominating the floors of countless weddings, and their love for each other and their family knew no bounds. After his mother Anna Neilon Marron passed away, Eugene continued to visit the nursing home for many years to come, bringing joy and compassion to countless others. The Marron family wishes to thank the many hearts that have been caring for our parents, including the amazing staff at Latta Road Nursing Home, the Infusion Center nurses at Saint Mary’s Hospital, and our selfless Angels: Melanie Marcello, Beth McGrath, and our lifetime Estall Road neighbor, Patty Rzepka. Eugene’s favorite farewell to all was: “May the Good Lord take a liking to you!” “ He took great pride in his grandchildren, and never missed an opportunity, both near and far, to be with them and share his loving Irish Humor.”
Friends may call Thursday (Oct 11th) 4-7 at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday (Oct 12th) 11:00 AM at Holy Cross Church, 4492 Lake Ave. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. For more information or to sign Eugene’s online guestbook, please visit Meesonfamily.com
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