Marie J. DeSimone

marie desimone

March 16, 1937 ~ May 5, 2021

De Simone, Marie J, 84 of Fort Lee, passed peacefully on May 5, 2021.

Beloved wife of the late Ralph De Simone. Daughter of the late Anthony and Antonette Zeccola and sister of the late Peter Zeccola and his wife Ann. Marie is survived by her son, Anthony De Simone and his wife, Rita. Her nephew Peter Zeccola and her niece Marie Ann Zarrella and her husband Lenny. She is also survived by her wonderful grandchildren Danielle, Anthony, Lenny, Sierra, Reanna and Hunter, as well as her two great grandchildren Layla and Audrey.

For many years Marie worked in the Credit and Collections Department at Holy Name Hospital and more recently as the Front Desk Greeter, always with her beautiful smile.

Please join us in celebrating her life on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Frank Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, 327 Main Street, Fort Lee, NJ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Funeral Mass to follow immediately at the Main Madonna Church (across the street from the funeral home) at 11am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. For condolences, information and directions call (201) 944-0100 or


Funeral Service: May 8, 2021 11:00 am

Madonna R.C. Church
Across the Street From Funeral Home
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: May 8, 2021 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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

Final Resting Place:

Madonna Cemetery
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Some many lovely memories at Thanksgiving dinners at MarieAnn and Lenny’s. You will be greatly missed. Lilly Karlich

  2. Rest in peace sweet Marie, you will be missed. Sending love to her family.
    Sue Cirillo, Owen and Wyatt Saunders.
    Donation to St. Jude's made in her memory.

  3. Marie and her family were our neighbors on 12th street in Fort Lee. She was a beautiful and kind lady. Me and my family had a lot of happy memories with Marie. May she Rest In Peace.

  4. Marie. You were my first friend when I moved to Fort Lee. How lucky I was. Our friendship grew so strong. If it weren’t for you my daughter Suzanne would not be here. You called her your little “petunia”. Thank you for being there for me. I will miss you my friend. Love you…
    Louise Keghlian

  5. Dear Marie,
    You were a very special person to us and to our mom and dad. We love you. Be at peace and God Bless You.
    Heaven has gained a beautiful angel❤️
    Peter and Suzanne

  6. My condolences to the family of Marie. My mom, Marilyn Weitz and Marie were good friends for many years and worked together at Holy Name. Loved Marie as family❤️

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