Marie Barthel

Obituary of Marie Barthel

Marie Barthel, 83 - Marie Barthel, (nee Albano), 83, passed away at home surrounded by her family on November 15, 2013, after a long illness. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at The Dangler Funeral Home of West Orange, 340 Main Street, West Orange, NJ at 9:00 AM. Then to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 94 Ridge Street, Orange, NJ for the Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM. Entombment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 225 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, NJ. Visiting will be held on Tuesday from 3 to 8 PM. The St. John's Rosary Altar Society will recite the Rosary at 3:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. John Church Repair Fund, 94 Ridge St., Orange, NJ 07050. The daughter of Antoinette & Joseph Albano, Marie lived most of her life in "The Oranges". While still in high school, Marie met the love of her life, Joe. In 1949, they married and began their special life together. At the time of their marriage, Marie worked for Ronson's in Newark until she and Joe started their family. Marie spent the rest of her life devoted to her family, friends and church. Marie loved helping others and cooking. Many times the two went together. She prepared meals for all, including cooking for church functions, making sandwiches for the blind, and hosting parties for anyone who asked her. Marie's devotion to her faith and church kept her busy. A 40 year member of the St. John Rosary Altar Society, Marie spent 25 of those years as President as well as filling every other office in service to this organization. Marie also ran numerous fundraisers for the benefit of the church and school. In recognition of her hard work and devotion, Marie was awarded the Jubilee Medal Pro Meritis from the Archdiocese of Newark. Marie loved to travel and found much pleasure in organizing many trips for the church. She loved being part of her church community but her greatest joy was being surrounded by her family. Mrs. Barthel is pre-deceased by her loving husband Joseph of 64 years. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Zieleniewski (John), Janet Proscia (Russell), Lois Hatton and Laura Wold (Albert) along with her grandchildren Mark Dillon, Amanda Hatton, Christopher Wold, and Adam Hatton. She is also predeceased by her grandson Matthew, sister Mildred Alfano, and brothers Dominick Scavone and Giacomo Albano. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and close friends