Obituary: Marvin Grulli |

Obituary: Marvin Grulli

Marvin Grulli passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 3rd, at home in Carson City, surrounded by family. Marvin was 88.

He was born in Yerington, Nevada on August 29, 1923, to Manuel and Agnes (Dini) Grulli. He attended Yerington High School and played football and basketball. He was an avid bowler, golfer, hunter and gardener.

Marvin proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He returned to Yerington after WWII, eventually opening ‘Grulli Motors’ selling and servicing Ford Motor Company products with his brother Ace for 40 years.

Marvin is survived by his sons, Michael (Mary), Marvin (Lisa) and Ace (Andrea); his daughters, Deirdre (Dennis) Pederson and Morna (Brett) Edmunds; his sister, Dorothy Jean Ahern; 11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends both in the US and Italy. He is predeceased by his parents, Manuel and Agnes; his wife of 65 years, Felicia Grulli; his brother Ace and sister Mamie.

Marvin’s life will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 21. 2011, with a viewing to be held at 9:00 am followed by a Rosary at 9:30 am and the Funeral Mass at 10:00 am, all being held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 103 N. West Street, Yerington. Burial will be in the family plot at Valley View Cemetery. A lunch reception will follow the service at the Catholic Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of Freitas Rupracht Funeral Home, 25 Hwy 208, Yerington, NV 89447, (775) 463-2911.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers you may make donations to The Holy Family Catholic Church, 103 N. West Street, Yerington, NV 89447.