Marie J. Mordent, 88, of Old Forge, peacefully passed away on Monday.
Born in Old Forge, on February 16, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Theresa Migliacci Mordente. She was a 1949 graduate of Old Forge High School and worked in the local garment industry for many years. She was also a member of the Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge.
Marie’s past and present family meant the world to her. Her door was always open for family and friends to gather, share stories, and reminisce. Marie enjoyed spending summers with her cousins from New York. Her kind smile made her a friend to all who knew or saw her around her hometown.
Later in life, as her family grew, she would always make sure that a three course Sunday dinner brought everyone together. Marie had a heart of gold, and always made time for being a cook, seamstress, babysitter, or anything else that was needed by those who loved her most. She always made time for frequent bus trips to Atlantic City with her twin sister, Janet. From April to October, her favorite pastime was watching her beloved New York Yankees.
Marie was one of the oldest members of the Felittese Association, holding a board position for many years until the present. She looked forward to making gnocchi and meatballs each year for the Felittese Association’s festival, and devoted her time to the annual, three-day event held in honor of Our Lady of Constantinople.
She is survived by three loving nieces; Michele Gaidula and husband, John, Taylor, Laurie Ann Breza and husband, Paul, Old Forge, Paulette Mordente, Old Forge, great nieces and nephews; Gianna and Tyler Gaidula, Jayson and Paul Breza, Christina (Mordente) Gibson and husband, Jason, and Anthony Mordente.
Marie was preceded in death by her twin sister, Janet, two brothers, Carmen and Anthony Mordente, and a nephew, Anthony Mordente.
The family would like to thank the staff of Bayada Home Health, Geisinger CMC, and Allied Hospice for their compassionate care given to Marie.
The funeral will be held Thursday with a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in the Prince of Peace Parish – St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church, 123 West Grace Street, Old Forge, to be celebrated by the Rev. August Ricciardi, pastor. Interment will follow at the Old Forge Cemetery.
There will be no public viewing due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Those planning to attend the mass are asked to proceed directly to the church and wear protective masks and follow social distancing restrictions.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge. To leave an online condolence for directions, please visit the funeral home’s web site at: ciucciofuneralhome.com