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Marie Crimi
  • April 15, 1923
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  • April 22, 2020

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Obituary

Marie Crimi

04/15/1923-4/22/2020

Marie Crimi of Port Orange, FL died on April 22th, 2020 at the age of 97. She passed away peacefully at the Hospice Care Center in Port Orange. Marie is survived by her two sons, Rick and Phil Crimi and a Granddaughter Alyson Crimi. Two sister-in-laws, Madelyn Racioppi,(Roseland, NJ) and Ann Crimi, (Port Orange, Fl), along with several nieces and nephews in New Jersey and Florida.

Marie was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey before moving to Florida. After High School, she went to Comptometer school in Newark, NJ, (The first commercially successful key-driven mechanical calculator, patented in the United States by Dorr E. Felt in 1887). Then held several jobs, including Mrs. Wagner’s Pies, a Dairy, NuCar carriers and ARA Manufacturing, then retired from United Parcel Service in Rahway, NJ. All this while raising two boys, Phil and Rick (Daytona Bch/Port Orange), in Fords NJ.

She loved to cook all her Italian favorites and entertain a large family of relatives. When her sons moved to Florida, in the 70’s,  she moved to Matawan, in a Retirement Community called Cheesequake Village, spending a lot of time with her dear friend Arthur Danitz. They did everything together and were best friends. She had so many friends there and loved to play cards, bingo, horse shoes, go to concerts at the Garden State Arts Center and was very active in the community including politics and worked the polling sites. She loved her jokes and could tell really good ones that drew laughs from all. She could make a Biker blush! We could never reach her by phone since she was so active there.

A little more than 3 years ago, she needed a new Aortic heart valve, so we moved her to Florida for the surgery, so she could be near immediate family and she recovered successfully. There she lived with her son, Rick in Port Orange, Fl. She loved to sit home and watch her favorite TV game shows, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. The “Game Show” channel was her favorite. Her son’s friends all loved her as if she was their Mom. Then she went to live at Atria, an Independent Living Facility, where she had her own apartment, living next door to her Best Friend and Sister-in-Law, Ann Crimi. There she socialized with Ann all the other residents. She lived a very long and healthy life and that’s why we called her our “Energizer Bunny”! She kept going and going and going and was healthier that most, (never went to the Doctor!). She always made sure her hair was put up nightly and in the morning she dressed to the “T” with matching colorful outfits and jewelry that drew many compliments everywhere she went. She taught us all the value of “Coupons” and to this day, we all look for discounts!

She is predeceased by her sister Doris Walsh, (Bloomfield, NJ) her brothers, Nick (Newark, NJ) and Frank Racioppi (Roseland, NJ).

Due to Coronavirus, no service was held but hope to have  a “Celebration of Life” for her, in the near future.


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  1. 17 May 2020
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  3. 16 May 2020
    Joe & Gail McNally says:
    Marie was just a great lady. Everytime I saw her, she was always so friendly and warm. She had a great outlook on things and the most wonderful sense of humor. A beautiful life well lived.

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  7. 16 May 2020
    Samantha Grosso says:
    RIP sweet lady ,you will be missed by many.

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    Lit since May 15, 2020 at 5:19:27 PM

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  10. 15 May 2020
    Lon says:
    Many great memories from Fords, and Matawan N.J. my deepest condolences to all of her Family , Phil, Rick and Alyson, and to all that knew her. She will surely be missed.

  11. 15 May 2020
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    Lit since May 15, 2020 at 5:35:11 PM

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    Lit since May 15, 2020 at 5:37:07 PM

  15. 15 May 2020
    Steve Katz says:
    Mom Marie is like our mom she made us all laugh she treated us like her sons Phil and Rick when I moved to Daytona I moved in with Rick and it was like family. She used to hang out on the beach with us all the time she will be greatly missed until we all meet again love you Mom rest in peace YetaySteve and Kay Katz

  16. 15 May 2020
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    Lit since May 15, 2020 at 5:00:34 PM

  19. 15 May 2020
    John & Robin Strimel says:
    We talk about the times we would go for wings & beer and Marie would tell us her latest jokes. We used to laugh at Marie & Rick always arguing about nothing, she would keep him in line. Her family all treated her like the queen. She was one lucky lady to be loved so much! We love you

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    Lit since May 15, 2020 at 5:50:48 PM

  26. 15 May 2020
    George & Gail O'Connor says:
    Aunt Marie was a very special lady! Was so looking forward to seeing her and Aunt Ann this past April. :-( RIP Aunt Marie. We know everyone is up there giving you a big hello!

  27. 15 May 2020
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    Lit since May 15, 2020 at 5:15:48 PM

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  29. 15 May 2020
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    Lit since May 15, 2020 at 5:38:25 PM

  30. 15 May 2020
    Lou Crimi says:
    Mom still misses seeing you everyday. I am sorry I could not say Goodbye. I will always cherish your company and charming sense of humor. Love, Louie

  31. 15 May 2020
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    Lit since May 15, 2020 at 5:26:36 PM

  32. 15 May 2020
    Carol Baker lit a candle:
    Lit since May 15, 2020 at 5:19:19 PM

  33. 15 May 2020
    Carol Baker says:
    I Love You and miss you, I especially miss your colorful jokes. Keep'em laughing in heaven.

  34. 15 May 2020
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    Lit since May 15, 2020 at 5:12:37 PM

  35. 15 May 2020
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    Lit since May 15, 2020 at 5:41:38 PM

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    Lit since May 15, 2020 at 5:25:30 PM

  38. 15 May 2020
    philip robert crimi lit a candle:
    Lit since May 15, 2020 at 5:16:34 PM

  39. 15 May 2020
    philip robert crimi says:
    miss you everyday !! i love you !! i know you are socializing in heaven telling god and the angels jokes !! hold down thefort and we will see each other soon

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