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Marie F Steighner
  • October 02, 1924
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  • April 19, 2011

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Marie Florance Steighner, age 86, passed away with her family by her side at the Hospice Southeast Volusia Care Center in Edgewater on Tuesday, April 19, 2011.  Marie was married to the late Edward G. Steighner, Sr. and is the mother of Donna (Frank) Morris of New Smyrna Beach, Edward (Linda) Steighner, Jr. of Oak Hill, Mark Steighner of Edgewater, Judith “Judy” (Michael) Beard of Edgewater, Margaret “Peggy” (Danny) Denkins of Maryland, Germaine “Geri” (Warren) Wilson of Port Orange, and Mary “Jo” (Michael) Tripodi of New Smyrna Beach.  Other survivors include twenty-two grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.  Sisters include Marguerite (Kenneth) Ochs, Anna Pifer, Ruth Gazzam, LaVerne Sorochman (deceased), Mildred Tagg, Virginia (Carl) Cantella (deceased), and Grace (Mel) Young.  Her brothers are William Donalies (deceased), Howard (Janet) Donalies, and Daniel (Helene) Donalies.   Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Marie moved to Florida in 1956 and has lived in the New Smyrna Beach/Edgewater area ever since.  She was a devoted member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, prayed the Holy Rosary daily, and introduced the Chaplet of Divine Mercy to our area in 1986.  She owned and operated Answer All Telephone Answering Service in New Smyrna Beach for many years before handing it down to her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Frank Morris. Marie found joy by being with her family and friends.  She loved the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) and watched the Orlando Magic basketball games faithfully.  She collected Snoopy dogs and enjoyed her large family gatherings.   Holy Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Smyrna Beach on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.  Interment will follow at the Edgewater Cemetery.  On Monday April 25, 2011, the family will receive friends at 6:00 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to EWTN, Caritas of Birmingham, or Sacred Heart Church.   EWTN - Eternal Word Television Network 5817 Old Leeds Road Irondale, AL  35210 www.ewtn.com   Caritas of Birmingham 100 Our Lady Queen of Peace Drive Sterrett, AL  35147 www.caritasofbirmingham.com   Sacred Heart Church 998 Father Donlon Drive New Smyrna Beach, FL  32168 www.sacredheartcatholic.com   Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 26 at Sacred Heart Catholic CHurch New Smyrna Beach.   On Monday April 25, 2011, the family will receive friends at 6:00 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 7:00 p.m at Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place, 1 N. Causeway, New Smyrna Beach.

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  1. 06 May 2011
    Peggy says:
    I miss you momma

  2. 23 Apr 2011
    Karen Cantella-Buchino says:
    Aunt Marie, I always talk about my Aunt in Florida every time someone mentions FL. You were always so sweet. I remember the time we took you to the Bird Avery in Pgh on a visit you made when I was a kid. When we got to see you, it was always a pleasure. I know my mom always wished you lived closer and spoke of you very fondly. I know you are at peace now with my mom and some of your brothers and sisters in heaven. I hope your children, granchildren, and great granchildren find peace in knowing that you are now their own personal angel. May God Bless you and your wonderful family. We hope the Steighner family will continue to make it to some of the family picnics. We always enjoy your visits. Love, Karen

  3. 23 Apr 2011
    Larry Sorochman says:
    Aunt Marie
    Rest in peace and give my mom a big hug for me .
    Never did get down there to visit. My mom always loved to tell us about you and your family.

  4. 22 Apr 2011
    Marie(Sorochman)Wahl says:
    Aunt Marie I will surly miss you. I was always proud to share my name with such a loving person. Even though we did't see each other often you always held a special place in my heart and always will.To my cousins, know that my Mom (LaVerne) will greet her sister with open arms in HEAVEN and be pain free forever with the LORD. God Bless!!!
    Marie, Eddie, Alicia & Anthony Wahl

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