Marlene Rothbart

Marlene Rothbart (Ferruggia)

Friday, September 17th, 1937 - Saturday, February 9th, 2019
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Marlene Ferruggia Rothbart died Saturday February 9, 2019 at Ocean Medical Center in Brick, NJ. She was 81.
Marlene was born in Newark, NJ on September 17, 1937 a daughter to the late Virginia (Laudadio) and Charles Ferruggia. She was raised in Springfield, NJ living in Kenilworth and Chatham Twp before moving to New Providence in 1977. She has lived in Brielle to be close to her two daughters for the last 2 years.
She was a graduate of Jonathan Dayton Regional High School in Springfield, NJ attended the University of Miami and received her bachelor’s degree from Upsala College in East Orange, NJ.
Marlene began her career as a Public Accountant for her fathers accounting firm, Charles Ferruggia and Sons, in Maplewood, NJ. She then was a self employed Public Accountant for over 35 years till present day in New Providence and Brielle, NJ.
She had a devote dedication to helping those in need. People she met over the years were welcome to stay in her home and accept her generous nature by any means she was able to provide, and centered her attention to her family as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and cousin. Her love and affection will be greatly missed.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Laurie and her husband Robert J. DeSocio, and Lynda and her husband Arthur Lanza, 5 grandchildren Joseph, Matthew, Cathryn, Julia and Michael, 2 brothers Charles Ferruggia and his wife Kathleen and Robert Ferruggia and his wife Marcy, her former husband and father of her children David Rothbart, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, clients and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at the Valley Memorial Funeral Home 1012 Valley Rd., Gillette, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, February 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St. Vincent de Paul RC Church 250 Bebout Ave., Stirling, NJ with Fr. Richard Carton officiating. Interment will follow at St. Teresa of Avila Cemetery in Summit, NJ. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital ( or to support the Build the Wall Campaign at For information and online condolences visit
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 14th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Thursday, February 14th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Valley Memorial Funeral Home
    1012 Valley Rd
    GILLETTE, NJ 07933
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, February 14th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, February 14th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Valley Memorial Funeral Home
    1012 Valley Rd
    GILLETTE, NJ 07933
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, February 15th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Friday, February 15th, 2019 10:30am
    St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Church
    Bebout Ave
    STIRLING, NJ 07980
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    Father Richard Carton
  • Interment

    St. Teresa of Avila Cemetery
    1 Passaic Ave
    SUMMIT, NJ 07901
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Donations are being accepted for: ST JUDE CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL INC.


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Bernadette VenturaWarfel

Posted at 09:51am
Today, I’ll celebrate the guidance Marlene gave me for forty years. Thank you Marlene. Rest In Peace.

Bernadette Ventura-Warfel

Posted at 09:28am
I wondered why I did not receive a post from Marlene. So today, I went to her fb page. Sorrow is all that I feel upon learning of her death. Heartfelt sympathy to her family and friends. I have so many good memories of Marlene and all the sensible advice she so graciously gave me. Thank you Marlene. Rest in Peace. I'll celebrate your memory always.

Judith and Paul Paolella

Posted at 09:56am
In loving memory of Marlene Rothbart, a wonderful woman.
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Alison & Allen Spatola

Posted at 05:12pm
Our deepest sympathy to the Rothbart/Ferruggia family. Marlene was a wonderful person and a very good friend. My father introduced me to the Ferruggia family via Charlie and Marlene when I was 15 years old. That was over fifty years ago and we always considered her an important part of our lives. We will miss her greatly.

Stan and Sandy Witkowski

Posted at 11:53am
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Our whole family has such wonderful memories for all these past years, especially living as neighbors for all those years in Chatham. Marlene was such a loving, caring person, and we will miss her terribly Cherish all the memories you all have of the good times, and they will help you all get through this difficult time. Thinking of you all. Sandy & Stan Witkowski

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