James R. Marriner
Vinalhaven — James “Jimi” Riley Marriner, 49, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at home in Vinalhaven surrounded by his family.
Born in Rockland Oct. 22, 1964, he was the son of Barbara Jean Seawell and Alfred Arnold Marriner. He grew up on Vinalhaven, attended school there where he was a very talented basketball player. At the age of 12, Jimi decided to go lobstering, packing a lunch, wearing his waders and riding his skateboard from his home to the shore. A life-long resident of Vinalhaven, Jimi had worked as a self-employed lobsterman for many years.
Surviving are his parents, Barbara Seawell of Vinalhaven; Alfred A. Marriner of Owls Head; two children, Sabrina Marriner and Dustin Marriner; two brothers, Jason Marriner and Jesse Poole; four sisters, Laurie Haynes, Holly Wellman and Daphne Ripley; Sherry Ripley; and two grandchildren, Scarlet Martin and Primrose Nippe.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m. at the Union Church in Vinalhaven. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Condolences may be shared with the Marriner family by visiting longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden.