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Obituary for Marie C Marinelli

Marie C. Marinelli, a resident of Fishkill for 20 years and formerly of Putnam Valley, Brooklyn, and Connecticut, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2024 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. She was 94.

Daughter of the late James and Gertrude (DeFrancisco) Marinelli, she was born in Watertown, CT on May 20, 1929. She worked as a Production Supervisor, first for the Institute of Outdoor Advertising and later for the Gravure Association of America, retiring in 1990.

Marie was a very special and unique person whose zest for life, warmth, and generous spirit made everyone’s lives better. She adored and was mutually adored by children and brought joy to all of her relationships. She loved to travel and had some great experiences visiting Europe and many places throughout the United States and Canada.

She is survived by a loving family, including her brother, Joseph Marinelli & his wife Irene of Putnam Valley; her sister, Felicia Winogradoff & her husband Alex of Putnam Valley; her sister, Theresa Garibaldi & her husband Peter of Mahopac; as well as many nieces and nephews along with their families. Marie also leaves behind her best friend of more than 50 years, Sarita Gansler of Fishkill.

She was predeceased by her parents as well as her brother and his wife, James & Olivia Marinelli.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 14 at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction, NY. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 15 at St. Columba Church, 835 Route 82, Hopewell Junction, NY. Interment will follow at St. Denis Cemetery, 604 Beekman Road, Hopewell Junction, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 (

For online tributes, you can visit Marie’s Book of Memories at