Angela Marchese

Angela Marie Marchese (DeFino)

Friday, July 15th, 1927 - Thursday, February 18th, 2021
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Angela DeFino Marchese died February 18,2021 at her home in Basking Ridge, NJ. She was 93. Angela was born in Brooklyn,NY July 15,1927 to the late Etta Ginsberg DeFino and Santo DeFino where she lived till she married the late Anthony Marchese. The couple lived in Roosevelt LI,NY till 1961 when they moved to Basking Ridge,NJ. After raising their 6 daughters, they fostered several children and later adopted one of them.

Angela had a gift of making each person feel loved and important. She especially had a tender spot for those who were struggling.
Angela was given a love for the Catholic Church as a young child when she would walk by herself to Mass often. She was a faithful and active communicant at St.James RC Church in Basking Ridge where she participated in the Rosary Society. After the demands of raising her family lightened, Angela was a staple at the Lyons Veteran’s Hospital where she volunteered for over 30 years. She knew many patients by name and always greeted them with a smile.
Angela also volunteered at the Missionaries of Charity Soup Kitchen in Newark,NJ.

Angela is survived by her son Justin Marchese and his wife Sharon, and her 6 daughters, Mary and her husband Ken Sacks, Georgette and her husband Jim Jungles, Theresa and husband Kevin Piatt, Donna and her husband Mike D’Alessandro,Lori and her husband Jay Rusiniak , Amy and her husband John Stevens, and her 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

She is proceeded in death by her beloved grand daughter Nicole Falt whom she was very close to.

Visitation will be Monday February 22, 2021 from 4-6 PM at the Valley Memorial Funeral Home 1012 Valley Rd., Gillette, NJ. A Virtual Zoom Visitation will be available. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. James RC Church in Basking Ridge, NJ. Burial will follow at St. Vincent de Paul RC Church, Stirling, NJ.

The family understands how difficult it may be for you to attend the wake and funeral because of covid and the weather therefore you are invited to a link to virtual visitation which can be found on the website, and the Funeral Mass can be witnessed on live stream at Memorial contributions may be made to Missionaries of Charity , Mother Teresa’s Soup Kitchen in Newark,NJ

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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 22nd, 2021 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Monday, February 22nd, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Topic: Virtual Visitation for Angela Marie Marchese
    Time: Feb 22, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Meeting ID: 835 4849 7253
    Passcode: 903109

  • Service

    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 11:00am
    St. James R.C. Church
    200 South Finley Ave
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    To view the mass live go to the St. James website at
  • Interment

    St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery
    Chestnut St
    STIRLING, NJ 07980
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Kristina RIemer

Posted at 05:30pm
Dear "Marchese" Girls,
I was so sorry to receive Lori's e-mail today informing me of your Mom's death. My sympathy and prayers are with you and all your families, Justin's, too. Watching the Tribute Video (through tears) and seeing the old photos of your Mom, Dad and you girls brought back wonderful memories of when you lived in Roosevelt across the street from my parents, Zita and John Vukas, and me, Kristina Riemer. Seeing Angie in pictures through the years reminded me of the loving, caring, engaging person she was. Seeing all the pictures of Angie with her beautiful large family was wonderful! Eternal rest grant unto Angie, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. God bless you all.
Love, peace and prayers, Kris Riemer

Bobby Stevens' co-workers

Posted at 05:58pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Posted at 10:56am
Theresa, We are so sorry for your loss. Sending all our love and prayers during this difficult time.
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Leona Resch

Posted at 06:03pm
“We will very much miss our cousin Angela. Such a kind and beautiful human. As a kid, I’ll never forget how much we all looked forward to the family reunions at her house . My mom Pauline will miss their weekly chats where they would laugh and reminisce about shared times growing up. Praying and Sending much love and many hugs. Lee, Eric and Pauline. ❤️”

Leona Resch

Posted at 05:19pm
We will all miss cousin Angie. Wish we could be there but know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Much love, Lee, Eric and Pauline
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