Robert G. Martinelli, 78, Of Darien, Manager, State Line Tire Company

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Robert G. Martinelli Photo Credit: The Daily Voice/Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. - Robert G. “Bob” Martinelli of Darien died Sunday, Dec. 15. He was 78.

Martinelli was born July 8, 1935, in Stamford; son of Wanda Perito Sciglimpaglia. He was manager of State Line Tire Company of Stamford for many years before his retirement and was a graduate of Stamford High School, class of 1954. He served in the Army from 1955 to 1957 during peacetime in Europe.

Martinelli is survived by his wife, Marian Ragonesi Martinelli; children, Lori Bantle (Bob) of Cos Cob, Susan Whaley of Rhode Island , Robert D. Martinelli of Darien; and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by his mother, Wanda.

Calling hours are Friday, Dec. 20 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. John’s RC Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien.

For more information, please visit:www.cognetta.com

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