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Dr. Zopito Alessio Marini

MARINI, Dr. Zopito Alessio - It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, and brother. Zopito passed away on Monday October 23rd in his hometown of Montebello di Bertona, Italy. Dear husband of Helen Marini and father to Michael (Adrianne) and Matthew (Tara), beloved brother to Annamaria Sablone (Carmine). He will be fondly remembered by family members, close friends, and colleagues. Zopito was a beloved professor for over 30 years at Brock University, a 3M national teaching fellow, and co-founder of the Child and Youth Studies department. Mass will be held at St. Julia's Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday November 11th. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to a scholarship fund in his name. Donate online at or by phone at 905-688-5550 ext. 4190. Cheques made out to "Brock University" with "In memory of Zopito Marini" in the reference line can be mailed to Development and Alumni Relations, Brock University, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1.13224831
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Thank You
Posted by Rachel Graf (Student) On Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Thank You Professor Marini. Your Dual Diagnosis studies and Anti-Bullying and Civility classes have saved my life. I have donated to Italy in lieu of the Alumni network. Directly. God Bless.
sincere condolences
Posted by Alan McHughen (friend, teammate) On Friday, February 16, 2018
Zopito and I played soccer together in Halifax many years ago, and also went to Dal. We went our separate ways upon graduation, and have had no contact since, but I remember him very fondly-- friendly and engaging off the pitch, but intimidating to opponents during a match. He was one of the 'good guys'. So sorry.
Sincere condolences to Dr. Marini's family, friends, colleagues, and students
Posted by Owen Helmkay (former student) On Monday, November 13, 2017
Dr. Marini advised me on my honor's thesis in psychology - a project that was based on Siegler/Piaget's balance scale task. Although he was not my formal thesis advisor, he was very generous with his time and guidance on this project. He was instrumental in my continuing studies in psychology and my eventually becoming a clinical psychologist. I am indebted to his generousity and his sound counsel. My sincerest sympathies to his family at his sudden passing!!
Sincere sympathy
Posted by Marie Clements (Brock University) On Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Always with a warm smile on his face - such a loss.
Posted by Giuditta Biscotti (My country man) On Wednesday, November 8, 2017

My dippest condolence to a family.

He will be missed by to our Italian community and beyond!

Rest in peace.

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