Theodore Patrick Marrone
March 14, 1936 – January 10, 2019
Theodore (Ted) Patrick Marrone, 82, of Nampa passed away peacefully Thursday, January 10, 2019 at home, surrounded by his family. He will be sorely missed.
Ted was born March 14, 1936 to Pasquale and Mary Marrone in Homestead, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest of four children, joining brother Eugene and two sisters, Rosemarie and Gloria. Mary moved Ted and his sisters to San Francisco in 1944. He attended school at Star of the Sea Elementary, St. Vincent’s School for Boys, and graduated from Sacred Heart Cathedral High School in 1954.
In 1955 Ted joined the Navy and spent 4 years cruising the Pacific Ocean on the USS Bremerton in defense of our country during the Korean conflict. It was on the Bremerton that he met his future brothers-in-law, John and Philip Ross who brought him home for dinner, where he met the love of his life, Barbara.
Ted and Barbara were married in 1961 and rented a duplex in Palo Alto for a short time during Ted’s apprenticeship as an electrician. Eventually purchasing a house in Sunnyvale, they went about the business of creating and raising a family. In 1974 Ted, Barbara and their brood of six kids moved to Idaho and bought a small farm in Nampa. Ted continued to work as an electrician until his retirement in 1998.
Ted and Barbara were always very active with their church, Resurrection Catholic Church and School in Sunnyvale, CA and St. Paul’s Parish here in Nampa. Ted was a rabid 49er and San Francisco Giants fan and passed that on to his kids. Go ‘9ers! Hum-Baby!
Ted is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara, his sister Gloria Primeaux, his children – Phillip (Valerie), Christopher (Jill), Anne (Mike), Mary (Stephen), Michelle, Kathleen and Catherine, 10 grandchildren, much extended family and many adoring fans.
There will be a recitation of the Rosary with Remembrances on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel and a Funeral Mass celebrating his life, Thursday, Jan, 17, 2019 at 12:00 Noon, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Nampa.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel where an online guest book is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the local St. Vincent de Paul Society or your favorite child or animal protection organization, is appreciated.