Loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, 86
On Sunday, October 11th, Marie Pannullo, 86, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family. Marie was a loving mother, dear grandmother and great grandmother, and her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Visitation will be at the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Ave on Friday, October 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 259 Oliver St, Newark on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. The interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.
Marie married the love of her life, the late Dominick “Skippy” Pannullo, in 1956. She proudly raised her family where she grew up, in Down Neck Newark, NJ, where so many of their neighbors were relatives and friends. She forever cherished all the times spent over coffee and cake with her girlfriends. She had fond memories of attending Oliver Street School and East Side High School, and was a proud parishioner of Mt. Carmel Church.
She and her husband moved their family to Florham Park in 1980 and she had resided there since.
After raising her children, Marie spent much of her later adulthood spending time and traveling with her close friends and taking care of her grandchildren. Many in town would remember her in her navy blue Grand Marquis from school drop off and pick up.
Marie was known for her quick wit and loved to have a fun time. She enjoyed gambling and visiting casinos, talking on the phone, smoking a good cigarette, watching the Yankees, and listening to the Crooners. In the summers she would enjoy a loaded hot dog and a frozen margarita, sitting in the sun by the Florham Park pool, and annual trips to Wildwood Crest.
Marie was an amazing cook and most well known for her famous cheesecake, lasagna, and Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes.
Beloved mother of Donna Marie Pannullo and her late husband James Kelch, Diane Blanar and her husband Lawrence Blanar, and Maria Guerra. Proud grandmother of Lara Blanar and her fiancé Kyle Ragusa, Amanda Kelly and her husband Matthew Kelly, Alyssa Guerra, and Angela Guerra. And, an adoring great grandmother to Matthew Francis Kelly Jr.
She is also survived by her sister-in-law Margaret Mondi, and many loving nephews, nieces, and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Dominick Pannullo, brother Tony Mondi, and parents Mary and Tony Mondi.
Due to COVID-19 Pandemic and occupancy limitations, visitors are asked to pay their respects and then immediately exit in order to allow others the opportunity to enter the building. Visitors are also required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
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