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Marie Franceschini

Marie Antoinette Franceschini (Cortez)

Sunday, April 23rd, 1933 - Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
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Marie Antoinette (nee Cortez) Franceschini, 85 of Neptune Township passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at her home surrounded by her devoted family.
Born in Hazleton, Pa. she had resided briefly in Spring Lake Heights and then in Wall Township for 36 years before recently moving to Neptune.
Marie was a devout Catholic and longtime Communicant of St. Mark’s Church, Sea Girt. She was a diehard football fan and Philadelphia Eagle’s fan. She loved going to the boardwalk and on road trips with her husband.
She was predeceased by her parents Nicholas and Mary ( nee Costabile) Cortez and her 4 siblings Joseph and Francis Cortese, Genevieve Pacelli and Ann Petrone.
Surviving is her beloved husband of 59 years Mark J. Franceschini, Ed.D,, former Superintendent of Wall Township schools, and her devoted children Mark Franceschini of Union Bridge, MD. and Maria Franceschini of Manasquan and her 3 cherished grandchildren Rebecca Kovacs, and Miranda and Olivia Franceschini and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall, NJ 07719. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 9:30am at St. Mark’s Church, 215 Crescent Parkway, Sea Girt, NJ 08750. Please go directly to the Church on Saturday. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Meridian Hospice, 1340 Campus Parkway, Building C, Unit 4, Neptune, NJ 07753.
For directions or to offer online condolences to the family please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ 07719
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 | 9:30am
    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 9:30am
    St. Mark's Church
    215 Crescent Parkway
    SEA GIRT, NJ 08750
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    Please go directly to the Church on Saturday
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  • Interment

    St. Catharine's Cemetery & Mausoleum
    1100 West Chicago Blvd.
    Wall Twp., NJ 08750
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Donations are being accepted for: Meridian Hospice.


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The Woodring Family. Gordon Beth Dennis Debbie Don and Cherie and Mark Durbin have sent flowers to the family of Marie Antoinette Franceschini (Cortez).
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Susan D'Onofrio

Posted at 02:06pm
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear

With sympathy, Susan D'Onofrio

Daryl and Stu Hershaff

Posted at 09:23pm
With our deepest sympathy. We will miss Marie.
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Stuart Hershaff

Posted at 09:19pm

Stuart Hershaff

Posted at 08:54pm
Daryl and I are in Arizona and regret not being able to support you and your family in your time of mourning. We will remember Marie as a person who had a zest for life and a love for attending special events. When we invited you and Marie to attend our daughter's wedding in Arizona, she immediately announced that she would be there. We will miss our foursomes for lunches and dinners.

James and Lisa Yerkey and family.

Posted at 01:43pm
With deepest sympathy, may she rest in peace.
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