Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer recently joined with Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez and Councilman Tom Donnelly at a street renaming ceremony in honor of the late Carmine Marino, Sr. Carmine was a longtime resident of West Babylon and an instrumental member of the local community.
After completing high school and growing up during the Great Depression, Carmine joined the 8th Army Air Corp. and worked on B-17 Fighter Bombers during World War II and was stationed in Ipswich, England from 1942-1945. Following the war, he married Stella Cafaro on January 20, 1947 and had two children, Carol-Lynne and Carmine, Jr. In 1958, Carmine moved his family from Brooklyn to 6th Street in West Babylon and worked in New York City as a photoengraver and lithographer until retirement in 1981.
Carmine and Stella were active in the West Babylon community as members of the West Babylon Republican Club, the West Babylon Taxpayers Association, and Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church. Carmine was also a member of the Sgt. John Sardiello American Legion Post 1634 and attended Legion conventions throughout New York State. He was instrumental in having the Memorial Day Parade route on Arnold Avenue and always enjoyed marching in the parade with all of the American flags waving in the breeze. As his daughter Carol-Lynne puts it, Carmine was a “man of compassion for others, integrity, and most of all—dignity.”
Carmine Marino, Sr. passed away on August 30, 2014. On September 28, 2016, the Babylon Town Board passed Resolution No. 664, ceremoniously renaming 6th Street between 14th Avenue and 15th Avenue in West Babylon “Carmine Marino, Sr. Memorial Way.”
Supervisor Schaffer, Deputy Supervisor Martinez, and Councilman Donnelly are pictured with friends and family of Carmine Marino, Sr.