Mari D. Martin-Aversa

mari martin-aversa

August 31, 1962 ~ June 6, 2016

Martin-Aversa, Mari, D., age 53, of Englewood Cliffs, on Monday June 6, 2016. Mari was the beloved wife of Dr. Edward Aversa, and devoted mother to their three beautiful daughters, Julia, Elena and Nina plus her dogs Penelope and Lola. Cherished daughter of Rosemary Martin and the late Higinio Martin. Mari was raised in La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain. Mari was an extremely private person and her wishes were not to have any funeral services, wake, funeral, memorial or mass. Mari wished to be cremated and her ashes spread at sea. If so desired donations may be made to Community Chest of Englewood ( Memorials are a wonderful way of celebrating a person's life, please note Mari's name when making a memorial gift. Arrangements entrusted to Frank Patti Funeral Directors. For online condolences visit


Final Resting Place:

Rosedale Crematory
408 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

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  1. Dear Eddie and Girls,

    Chris, Mary & I were saddened to learn of Mari's passing. Out thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of incredible loss. We know that Mari was a wonderful mother as we saw how successful she was in raising a beautiful and loving daughter in Julia.

    May God grant you comfort and peace. May all your memories of happy times together be always with you all.

    Peggy, Chris & Mary Sullivan

  2. My heart and soul go out to the family that I had the privilege to be part. Mari was my Best Friend and a Sister to me. We met in 2nd grade when she arrived wearing a plaid red dress with beautiful black shoes. I remember it like yesterday! That same day when i got home, I told my mother a new girl came to our class that was from Spain and so pretty. My mother remembers it vividly too. We instantly became friends. I will cherish all the times we shared always together in school, at her house or mine. I even went to her grandparents home for 45 days to celebrate our 15th Birthdays. What a great time we had going to the beach and Disco. We talked for endless hours. We didn't know how to hang up… No matter how far we were apart we always managed to keep in touch. She was one of the most loving, unselfish, and honest persons I have ever known. She never envied anyone or any thing. She lived for her daughters whom she loved so much. Family was the most important thing to her. Eddie was her sweet heart. I will miss calling, texting and seeing my friend whom I tried to visit every summer. I know I am selfish in my grief but I know she is in a better place with out pain! As she asked me to pray that God would take her cause she was done suffering. I will end this by saying "I Love You Mari" as we ended every conversation. Thank You for choosing and accepting me as your sister.

  3. Heartfelt condolences to the Aversa family. May the love and support of your friends and family help you through these tough days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you….the Mazels

  4. Dear Dr. Aversa, Julia, Elena and Nina:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. We are blessed to have known Mari,beautiful wife, wonderful mother & dear friend. Mari was truly a blessing, an angel that touched our hearts & lives with her love, kindness & warmth. She will be in our hearts forever! Please accept our condolences, love, thoughts & prayers & may the Lord bless & comfort the Martin-Aversa family!
    Annie, Don & Mikey

  6. Eddie. We are deeply sorry to hear of the passing of your wife Mari. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters. May Mari rest in peace. Bob, Sue, Andrea & Julia Black.

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