Jeffrey Clay Siner, 58, of Waterbury, VT, died at home unexpectedly of a cardiac event in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 29, 2022. Jeff was born in Providence, Rhode Island, September 14, 1963.
Anyone who met him would say that Jeff had a big personality. Those who knew him well will remember his love of family, huge heart, generous spirit, naughty sense of humor, infectious laugh, passionate convictions and tenacious work ethic. Gathering with family and friends brought Jeff tremendous joy, sharing plenty of good food and drink with ‘Ol Blue Eyes, George Strait, or a little Luther Vandross providing the background music. He certainly wasn’t afraid to get on the dance floor!
Jeff graduated in 1981 from Harwood Union High School, where he played soccer, was on student government and had a lead role in the musical his senior year. He enrolled at Norwich University briefly before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps, where he earned the rank of Corporal (E-4). Other than his family, Jeff’s service to his country was his greatest source of pride. He was recognized as the subject of a Meritorious Mast for uncommon devotion to duty, received a Certificate of Good Conduct and was awarded the Purple Heart after he was wounded in Beirut in 1983. Additionally, in 2012 Governor Jim Douglas awarded Jeff the Vermont Distinguished Service Medal for Honorable Service in a combat theater.
When Jeff made a commitment, he was all in. His world lit up when he met the love of his life, Filomena Trombino Siner. They were married February 24, 1990. They were true partners who would have been married 32 years next month. Family meant the world to Jeff and he provided many unforgettable experiences for his children. He never missed an opportunity to attend family functions so that he could be surrounded by his immediate and extended large family, especially his best friend and cousin Joe Hughes.
Jeff was passionate about his career in building and development. He created many impressive projects, but the original Coffee Bean in Narragansett, RI, which he started with his wife and father, always remained his favorite. Jeff was most recently employed by Poulin Lumber in Williamstown. His work took him all over central Vermont. He loved discussing the design build process and sharing his hard-earned knowledge of the profession with those newer to the industry. Jeff truly enjoyed meeting people, making connections and developing new friendships. No matter where he went, Jeff knew people there.
In addition to Filomena, Jeff is survived by their two grown children, Emily 30, and Nick, 29; his father, Al Siner of Peace Dale, RI; his siblings Mark Siner (Kim) of Thornton, NH; Pamela Siner, Charlestown, RI; Gregory Siner (Sam Jenio), Wakefield, RI; Missy Siner Shea, Grand Isle, VT; and Sean, North Creek, New York. Jeff is also survived by his family-in-law, Italo and Anna Trombino, and Stano (Erin), Dino, and Anita (Jay Faubert), all of Westerly, extended family in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, and many nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews on both sides of the family. He was predeceased by his mother, Patricia Clays Siner, who died in 2012, and his nephew Whalen William Gaffney, who died in 2009.
The funeral will be at Star of the Sea in Narragansett, Rhode Island, followed by burial at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, Rhode Island. Please visit Nardolillo Funeral Home for details. Additionally, a later memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 27, at the American Legion Post 59, Stowe St., Waterbury, Vermont. Please note that COVID safety protocols will be followed, and the family respectfully asks that all attendees be fully vaccinated or have a negative test.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any memorials be made to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation - https://www.mcsf.org/, or American Post Legion 59, Stowe Street, Waterbury.