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Emily Violetta Marsilio

Emily Violetta Marsilio (Tarantino) 88 years old passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 31, 2015. Emily was predeceased by her beloved husband Anthony John Marsilio, sisters Josephine, Helen and Vera and her brother Ferdinand. Emily is survived by her 15 loving children, Helen, Linda, Judy, Patricia, John, Mary, Peter, Anthony, George, Anne, Edward, Emily, Joseph, Thomas and Angela and their spouses. Emily is also survived by her sister Lucy and a brother George, 26 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild , sister-in-law Mildred and many nieces and nephews. Emily was born in the Bronx and raised in Brooklyn. She graduated from Bishop McDonald High School in Brooklyn. After High School Emily was employed as a key punch operator at the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in NYC, where she met her husband Anthony. Emily was an artist at heart and painted many beautiful pictures, however after marriage she traded in her paintbrush and along with her husband moved to New Jersey to raise their 15 children. Emily's children are her greatest legacy. Emily instilled in them strength in character, a thirst for education and the gift of kindness and love to share with others. The lives of Emily's children have been blessed because of her. Visiting on Wednesday from 2-7 PM at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 So. Washington Ave. Bergenfield. All will meet at the funeral home on Thursday at 9AM for the Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Bergenfield at 10AM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery in Hackensack.

Funeral Home: Riewerts Memorial Home 187 So. Washington Ave. Bergenfield, NJ US 07621

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Riewerts Memorial Home

187 South Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

from 2-7 PM

Thursday, June 4, 2015
St. Joseph Cemetery

179 Hackensack Ave.
Hackensack, NJ 07601

at 11:30 AM

Thursday, June 4, 2015
St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church

29 No. Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

at 10 AM

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My deepest sympathy to the Marsilio family. Mrs. Marsilio was one of the most loving as well as sweetest warmest Moms I have ever met (after my own mom). Being at her home during the holidays was so warm and cozy. I had the pleasure to share in many happy times with the Marsilio's.....She will surely be Missed!

Kathleen Casesy Jun 12 2015 12:00 AM

Thank you Ms. Marsilio for the picture of the Lady Fatima you sent me via Pat. I place it on the wall by my desk. Whenever I feel tormented, stressed or depressed, I look at the picture, i pray and I get a relief, a joy in my heart always. I am and I'll always be grateful to you for that kindness and thoughtfulness. In the Kingdom of God, May you find an everlasting peaceful rest!

Jocelyne Denis Jun 4 2015 12:00 AM

Aunt Millie was a great mother and full of love and kindness. I loved the days that I stayed at her home. I learned at a young age that having a large family is better than all the toys in the world. Many think that I have followed in her footsteps or at least tried, but you could say that she is one of the reasons for why I have 8 children. I will miss her a lot. I pray that she is in peace and that her. children will continue to make her proud and be as kind and loving as she was. Ameen

maryam sandra Hashmi Jun 3 2015 12:00 AM

Your always with me mom and dad in my heart . as Jackie Gleezen would say ,Untill we all meet again Much love john

Yong Marsilio Jun 3 2015 12:00 AM

My mother-in-law is not just devoted mom to her children but also all who belongs to her children's.

Yong Marsilio Jun 3 2015 12:00 AM

April 1953

AM Jun 3 2015 12:00 AM

Aunt Emily, was the kindest woman I have never known. I'd never heard her raise her voice while growing up with many cousins! She always had a smile on her face, a warm heart , a woman of unending faith , with patience of a true saint. Her wings were waiting for her! I'm blessed to part of her family. She is now with Uncle Anthony smiling down on all of us. Much love xo, Patti Birkner Mahon

Pat mahon Jun 3 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry for ur lost May she rest in peace god bless ....

yolanda inoa Jun 3 2015 12:00 AM

Loved You like my other Mom!! You were always so gentle & kind hearted!!! Always caring & concerned about all the kids in the neighborhood!!! Such an Angel with your acts of Kindness!!! God Bless you Momma Marsilio!!! God Bless your family!! You will surely be missed!! Forever remembered in our Hearts!!! XO

Janice Boyd (Stovall) Jun 2 2015 12:00 AM

An Emily Marsilio story - the Killcoyne family lived next door to the Marsilios for about 16 years, the years when many of the children were born. My mother and Emily were friends and when my parents decided to follow their children to Colorado, my mother stopped by to say goodbye. Emily wanted to give a gift to my mother and chose a little statue that my mom had admired which resided on a little table in their hall. My mother didn't want to take it, because she knew it meant a lot to Emily, to which Emily responded "I have to give you something that has meaning to me." Emily had that kind of heart. Sorry for your loss.

Tim Killcoyne Jun 2 2015 12:00 AM

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