Marianne F. Allen

marianne allen

March 5, 1933 ~ July 19, 2019

ALLEN, MARIANNE F. – of Fort Lee, N.J., age 86, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2019. Born in Queens, N.Y., Marianne is best known for her Broadway career in the early fifties, dancing and singing with her younger sister, Benita, in the D’Andrea Sisters; the duo toured all fifty states with many celebrities, including Tony Bennet. As a teenager, she auditioned for the Rockettes, but the headgear was too heavy, and she couldn’t keep her balance being all of five foot three. After her successful career as a performer, Marianne entered real estate, eventually becoming a nationally recognized and beloved agent trainer. Teaching became her passion, and all who attended her classes reciprocated that passion and praised her tutelage. Even in retirement, she remained active, continuing to help and inspire others by volunteering at Englewood Hospital three days a week. She loved to read, play Scrabble, and root for the New York Yankees. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Marianne is survived by her three sons, Terry, Michael and John, her granddaughter Iris, her brother Bernard D’Andrea, his wife Susan and their son Drew. The family will receive their friends on Tuesday 3-5 & 7-9 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Wednesday at 10:30 AM for the celebration of her funeral mass in the Historic Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill at 11:00 AM. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Mass: July 24, 2019 11:00 am

Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: July 23, 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: July 23, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Frank Patti And Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Directors
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Burial: July 24, 2019 1:00 pm

Mt. Saint Mary's Cemetery
172-00 Booth Memorial Avenue
Flushing, NY

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  1. Dear Marianne. I miss you terribly and so happy I could spend so much time with you in the hospital.
    My deepest condolences to your 3 sons and granddaughter. She spoke of you often.
    Rest In Peace dear Marianne

  2. I wanted to offer my deepest condolences. I am extremely saddened by your loss . It was a true pleasure to know Marianne. She was a real blessing and a helpful hand to 7 dean at Englewood Hospital where I used to work. She was a gift to all of us , a true Angel . I was very lucky to get to know her. I will keep her in my prayers .

  3. My condolences to the Allen family. You will be missed Marianne aka “Super Volunteer” My friend, Thank You for everything!

    Rashad M. Whaley

  4. I would like to express my condolences on the loss of your mother.
    I was very fortunate to meet her and share beautiful moments with her in 7 dean Englewood Hospital. She was an incredible human being, always willing to help us with a beautiful smile. I will always remember and love her. She’ll be missed. Rest In Peace Super Volunteer.

  5. My deepest condolences to the Allen Family. Such a bright light. Her presence will be missed here in the Central Nursing Office at Englewood Hospital.

  6. My condolences and prayers to the Allen family. Marianne was a beautiful person inside and out. We will miss her smiling face and the inside office joke we shared.

  7. Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. Mariann you will be missed my Super Volunteer.

  8. My deepest sympathy to the family of Marianne Allen. Such a wonderful women who touched many people here at Englewood Hospital. I enjoyed sharing books and great conversations with her. Such a bright spot. You are very much missed.

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