Genaro A. Rubino

July 9, 1926 ~ January 15, 2021 (age 94)


Genaro (Gene) A. Rubino

July 9, 1926 – January 15, 2021

Gene Rubino, 94, of Bethel, Connecticut passed away on January 15, 2021 surrounded by his family.

Gene was born in Stamford, Connecticut, July 9, 1926, son of the late Anthony J. and Christine (Stavola) Rubino. He was the loving husband to Betty (Gregory) Rubino for 64 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two daughters: Elizabeth Rubino and her husband Kurt Boyce; his daughter Margaret DaMota and her husband Glenn DaMota; his grandsons Brennan A. DaMota and Brian A. DaMota; his sisters Rosemarie Caraluzzi and Francis Portante; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family members.

He is predeceased by his parents Anthony and Christine Rubino; his daughter Susan Ann Rubino; his brother John Rubino; and, his sister Christine Setaro.

Gene was a Bethel, Connecticut resident for more than 70 years, moving there following his service in the US Army Air Force. Gene and his late brother John operated the well-known and highly regarded Stony Hill Inn restaurant & hotel, as well as the Best Western Hotel, both in Bethel, Connecticut. He was a founding member of the Stony Hill Fire Department, a former President of the Bethel Chamber of Commerce, a Trustee of Newtown Savings Bank, a member of the Connecticut National Bank Advisory Board, a member of the Bethel Zoning Board, a member of Saint Mary’s Church in Bethel, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of the Heritage Village Country Club.

Gene enjoyed golfing, travelling, reading, entertaining, spending time with family and friends, and the New York Yankees. He made significant contributions to the town of Bethel, and gave often and generously to various charities, particularly cystic fibrosis. He was a naturally friendly and welcoming man who will be greatly missed.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Bethel. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bethel.

There will be no calling hours. The Bethel Funeral Home is handling arrangements. To leave on-line condolences, please visit

In lieu of flowers, Donations in Honor of Gene Rubino can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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