Michael Marinaro AGE: 69 • Michael Marinaro passed away suddenly on Saturday February 11, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 69 years old. Michael was born in Manhattan and lived in Hoboken and Bradley Gardens before moving to Somerset 35 years ago. He was a graduate of Bridgewater Raritan High School. Michael was co-owner of La Biga Restaurant in South Amboy for many years prior to his retirement in 1996. Besides his patio gardening, he enjoyed cooking and then sharing with friends and family. However, his true passion revolved around the care of animals. The many cats he saved and loved were truly his heart. He was predeceased by his parents Michael and Catherine (Martino) Marinaro and his sisters Laetitia Jones and Georgia Peebles. He is survived by his wife of 27 years Valarie (Edgley) Marinaro. He is also survived by his nephew AJ Jones & his wife Danielle & their children Jacob, Samantha & Mikey, a niece Stephanie Jones & her son Ayden and a niece Erica Jones. Cremation will take place privately with a memorial service to be held in the near future. The date & details of the service will be announced online at www.gleasonfuneralhome.com (please check frequently for details) Contributions In Michael's name may be made to the Franklin Township Animal Shelter (475 Demott Lane Somerset NJ 08873) or a shelter of your choice.