Elizabeth 'Lizzy' Marino, 40, departed this life on Sept. 27, 2013, in Pueblo, Colo. She is survived by her sons, Dauson and Tanner Tate; Trevor (Abby) Tate; mother, Mariellen Marino; father, Joe (Brenda) Marino; brother, Mark (Kerrie) Marino; aunts, Ida Marino; Cheri (Scott) Marten; nieces, Marti and Tandi Marten, Gianna Marino; nephew, Brodie Marino; and numerous friends who treated her like family. Preceded in death by her grandparents, Joe and Gladys Marino; James and Mary Broderick. Lizzy graduated from Pueblo County High School in 1991 and received a Bachelor's degree from Colorado State University - Pueblo and a Master's degree from Adams State. She lived for her sons and attended every sporting event or activity they participated in. She could always be found in the stands, cheering the boys on. Camera in tow, she was known for her photography and knew how to capture the essence of every moment. She had a love for baseball and was the Boston Red Socks number one fan. Lizzy was an avid Facebooker and her many friends always looked forward to each days inspirational thought or quick wit. She loved to capture and share the beauty of each day's sunrise and sunset. Lizzy was full of life, looked for the best of every situation and always left a lasting impression. Her infectious laugh and beautiful smile would brighten any room. Lizzy will be forever missed. 'Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.' Sonia Ricotti. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct.4, 2013, at Pueblo West High School, 661 W. Capistrano Ave., Pueblo West, CO. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Mariellen: May you know the grief I felt when I read about Lizzy’s passing. Lizzy will be truly missed. I am the mother of Sgt Curtis Graffam who returned from Iraq and you and Lizzy waited an extra 6 hours for my plane to arrive. Lizzy was a true blessing. I was so hoping one day she would come East to see her “Red Sox” Fenway stadium and I would return her hospitality. May your heart receive the comfort you need at this time.

  2. Mariellen and family – so sorry to hear about Lizzy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and her family.
    Roxanne Montano

  3. Mariellen, my heart is with you. The words are hard to find. I will pray for you and the boys. God Bless.

  4. Joe, this world can be so bizarre-even cruel- I had joined Facebook about 2 weeks ago and last weekend was having my daughter show me how to navigate it. You and Brenda popped up , I believe as friends, then shortly afterward Lizzy was on the screen and I knew immediately she had to be your child. Monday morning I was stunned to find her obituary. I was and still am very very saddened by the loss all her family is enduring despite having never met her myself. But one only needed to see her picture to confirm what all these people are writing about her being a shining light to others. May you have the strength to lead your family, especially her sons, through the void left in your lives by her passing. Our sincerest condolences to you and to those who did know and love her. Mike and Virginia Rosales

  5. Marino family so sorry for your loss. Lizzy will truely be missed. May God bless you all and rest in peace Lizzy.

    Jackie Short- McGee

  6. I remember the first time I met Lizzy, it was in our 1st Master’s class. I was immediately drawn to her bubbly personality and kindred spirit. For the next 18 months I sat with her and Anna Roman….I had made a life long friend. She lived for and loved her boys dearly, they were her life. I am blessed to have known her and to have her as my friend. I will forever miss my dear friend.

  7. Dave and I both remember Lizzy as our student at PVMS and PCHS. What a happy, bubbly girl. Dave also recalls ALL the time she has spend at Runyon Field to watch her boys. What a great mother. Mariellen, Mark, and Joe, we are thinking about you and share your sorrow.

  8. Joe, Mariellen, Mark and boys. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family at such a difficult time. Lizzie will live on in our hearts. There are no words that will make this time easier or lighter. May God keep you all strong.
    Sandy, Rich, and Rob Reyes

  9. Our prayers are with your family. Lizzy left a lasting impact on my children’s lives. She will be forever missed, but her spirit she shared with so many will last an eternity in the hearts of our children. Madi says “SQUIRREL!” Thank you for teaching Madi and Eli be proud of who they are.

    The Bickel Family

  10. Mariellen my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. You are an amazing mother and grandmother and raised a beautiful daughter to be a good mother like you. Take comfort in knowing she is home with our Lord. These next few months will be the most difficult, but have faith and God will be walking by your side. God Bless you my friend.

  11. Mariellen, Mark, Joe and boys, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Lizzy was such an amazing person and I am proud to call her “friend”. She will be very missed. I hope her boys know that there are many people to support them and to one day share loving stories of their mom. God Bless all of you!

  12. My heart is heavy for all of the Marino Family. I am honored to have known such a beautiful soul in my life. I had the pleasure meeting Lizzy and her family when they moved in next door 30 some years ago. I will cherish many memories of Lizzy playing with her brother Mark, myself, and my brother Dave. Baseball was the love and passion for her and her son’s and I am grateful it brought us back together as I would run into Lizzy and Mariellen at games or tournaments. I extend my family’s deepest condolences to all of Lizzy’s family during this difficult time. God Bless you all. Go Red Sox!!!

  13. Lizzy was always giving us all the inspiration we needed at just the right time. She gave me the words I so dearly needed to hear on more than one occasion, and I will be eternally grateful for them. The Lord took a very special angel home with him when he took Lizzy. I wish I could be there Friday , but know that my family and I send our love and prayers to her handsome boys and family. She may be gone from this earth, but Lizzy will live on through her boys.
    Much love, Misty, Lucas, Joshua & Cacie Jo Chifalo-Rogers & Nancy (Weldon)Tillery

  14. Seems like yesterday when Lizzy and I sang for a Christmas show together. so sorry for your family’s loss. love and prayers. Amber Sawvell Pepin

  15. My deepest sympathies to the Marino family. Lizzy was a year ahead of me in high school but we did share a few classes. I remember her for her beautiful smile and her kindness towards everyone.

  16. Mariellen,
    We were so sorry to hear about your daughter, Lizzie . What a beautiful girl! May God’s love and your special memories help you get through this difficult time. Dewie recently lost his son, so we know what a tremendous loss it is to lose a child. We are out of town, but I will call you when we get home. Our thoughts and prayers are with you FRIEND!
    Love You, Wendy and Dewie

  17. Marino family.. my sincere sympathy. my thougths and prayers to you all.. i just want you to know i didn’t get to stay in touch with Lizzy but she always had a place in my heart.. i played baseball with her in elementary and middle school.. she made it soo much fun.. always so bubbly, upbeat and happy.. she will be truly missed by all of us who she touched in our lives if only for a brief moment.. may you be at peace knowing Lizzy is in heaven watching over you.. One day the family chain will link again in heaven and you will understand and feel soo much love that you will all be together again.. That will be TRUE happiness..

  18. Our sincere sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers, we are so sorry for your loss. Ron and Wanda Radosta, Rob and Stacey Manweiler

  19. My heart goes out to you, Mariellen. I did not know Lizzie, but I do know many she touched as a teacher in Pueblo West. She is and will be missed. The obituary was beautiful.

  20. Mariellen, you, Dauson and Tanner are foremost in my thoughts and prayers. Lizzy will be remembered by everyone who knew her as a loving and dedicated mother and daughter. Her sparkling personality, infectious laugh and beautiful smile will remain in everyone’s memory of her. My deepest sympathy and loving thoughts.
    Linda Lowe Coats

  21. Our sincere sympathy. We can not begin to know the agony of losing a child. You will be remembered in our thoughts and prayers now and always. She was a very special young lady and taken too soon. Again our sincere sympathy. Bob and Carol Centa

  22. Dear Marino Family, I didn’t now your daughter, sister, niece, or mother that well, I do know that she was a caring person, She always smiled at school. I was in the class of 92 and she always smiled at everyone. She will be greatly missed. She is up there now, watching down on us, whenever you need help she will be on your shoulder, and when ever you do anything funny, she will be there laughing away with you too!!!! Your family is in my prayers!!!

  23. Thank you Ms Marino for giving Mary the confidence she needed to believe in herself. I now know where her love of sunrises and sunsets come from. God has truly taken an angel back to heaven. Prayers for your boys and family.

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