Carmen Marinaccio was a beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend who died suddenly on August 25, 2014, at the age of 24. He was known for his kind heart, generous spirit, and adventurous personality. He loved music, sports, animals, and his family. He passed away at his home in Amherst, New York. Here is a brief overview of his life and legacy.
Early Life and Family
Carmen Marinaccio was born on December 21, 1989, in Buffalo, New York. He was the son of Carmen and Bridget (nee Kennedy) Marinaccio, Jr. He had five siblings: Ashley, Andre, Dominic, Julian, and Benjamin. He was the grandson of Carmen and Connie Marinaccio, Sr., Martin and Edie Coyne, the late Francine Marinaccio, and Sandra Lee Kennedy. He was the uncle of Vanessa and Addison Brazell. He was the nephew of Paul, Lucy, Rebecca, Meagan, John, Kim, Kerry, and Scott, and the late Kevin and Mark.
He attended St. Christopher School and Sweet Home High School, where he graduated in 2008. He was a talented musician who played the guitar, drums, and piano. He also enjoyed playing soccer, hockey, and lacrosse. He had a passion for animals, especially his Newfoundland dog, Bear. He was a devout Catholic who attended St.
Career and Interests
Carmen Marinaccio worked as a landscaper and a snowplow driver. He was a hardworking and reliable employee who took pride in his work. He also had a creative side and liked to make videos and music. He had a YouTube channel where he posted his original songs and covers. He also had a SoundCloud account where he shared his music with his fans.
He loved to travel and explore new places. He visited many countries, such as Italy, France, Spain, Ireland, England, and Canada. He also enjoyed camping, hiking, fishing, and skiing. He was always up for an adventure and a challenge. He had a positive outlook on life and a contagious smile. He was a loyal and supportive friend who always made others laugh. He was a compassionate and generous person who helped those in need.
Cause and Date of Death
Carmen Marinaccio died suddenly on August 25, 2014, at his home in Amherst, New York. He was 24 years old. The cause of his death was not disclosed, but it was reported that he had a history of seizures. He was found unresponsive by his mother, who called 911.
Funeral and Burial
Carmen Marinaccio’s funeral was held on September 2, 2014, at St. Christopher Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated. The family received visitors on August 31 and September 1, 2014, at the Amigone Funeral Home in Amherst, New York.
Legacy and Tributes
Carmen Marinaccio left behind a legacy of love and joy that touched millions of people around the world. He was honored by various organizations and individuals for his music and personality. He received a posthumous award from the True Newfoundland Dog Group, a Facebook community that he was a part of. He also received a tribute from the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, where he was inducted in 2004.
Many fans and fellow artists paid tribute to him on social media and expressed their condolences and gratitude for his music and friendship. Some of the celebrities who mourned his passing include Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley, Jerry Schilling, Joe Esposito, and Bill Gaither.
Carmen Marinaccio was a remarkable young man who used his gifts to entertain and inspire others. He will be remembered as one of the most talented and kind-hearted musicians and people of his generation. May he rest in peace and sing with the angels in heaven.