Peter Marro, Jr.
January 31, 1930 - August 17, 2013
MARRO, Peter, Jr., 83, of West Warwick, passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at home. He was the beloved husband of Marie B. (St. Jean) Marro, they had been married for 55 years. Born in Johnston, a son of the late Peter and Beatrice (DiOrio) Marro. He was a resident of West Warwick for many years. Mr. Marro was employed at Gorham Mfg. for 45 years before retiring in 1995. He was a US Army Veteran and a martial arts expert for over 60 years attaining a Black Belt. Besides his wife he leaves a daughter, Donna Marro; a grandson, Anthony Marro and two sisters, Yolanda Rainone and Shirley Maiello both of Johnston. He was the brother of the late Pasco R. Marro and Gloria Tudino. His funeral will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 at 9:30 am from the HENAULT-GALLOGLY Funeral Home, 5 Eddy St., West Warwick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am in Christ the King Church, Legris Ave., West Warwick. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Warwick. Visitation Wednesday 8:30-9:30 am. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Home and Hospice Care of RI (South Team), 1085 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02904 in his memory would be appreciated. Information and condolences, please visit:



I met Pete while working at the IGA on Washington St in Coventry. He got me to start training at the YMCA in Cranston for 6 years. To this day I have never forgotten that training nor Pete he was incredible. May your family find comfort that he is now at peace

From Jim Ruggieri

My friend Boots, started training at the Briggs building on Cranston St across from Print works, than went to Park Ave at corner of Gansett Ave. YMCA Had great times together, Roller skating at Riverdale then on to Remingtons Dairy. Spent twenty years doing this every week. I know he will be missed. My condolences to the family, Jim Ruggieri

Maureen Marro Greenlaw

To Alma, Yola, Shirley, Donna, thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow... Memories will keep him close in your heart...

The Field Family

Please accept our deepest sympathies in the loss of Pete. We wil miss seeing him on our way home. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Paul Graves

Condolences to Mr.Marro,s family. I have great memories of learning Martial arts from Him at the Cranston YMCA and wish i had thanked Him more often for that great experience.

Kevin McCartin

Recently found Pete (Bob's) obituary in a random search of the internet. I started training with Bob when I was just a teenager back in the early 70's at the Cranston YMCA. I spent nearly 10 years training and teaching with him reaching the grade of 2nd degree black belt (Nidan). I learned a lot from Pete and transitioned from a boy to a young man under his guidance. He was one of those truly influential people in my life. I have been living for nearly 30 years now on the west coast but rarely does a day go by that his influence and my experiences at the Cranston YMCA do not cross my mind. Not sure where my life would have headed without his influence. I know that my life was positively influenced by having met him. Kevin McCartin

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