Marie Elizabeth (DePatie) Almquist, 52, of Rocky Hill, died Wednesday (September 10, 2003). She was born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Walter and Lorraine (Davis) DePatie, she lived in Portland prior to moving to Rocky Hill. Marie's family owned and operated the DePatie's Christmas Tree Farm in Portland for many years. She had a love for the ocean and the beach, a passion for gardening and flowers, and was always the designated family photographer. She graduated from the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing, Radiologic Technologists, Class of 1971 and was employed by Hartford Hospital "Rt (R) (CV)" for 24 years. She was a member of the AART and the Church of St. Andrew the Apostle, Rocky Hill. She was an active volunteer with the American Breast Cancer Association and the Rocky Hill Relay for Life annual walk. Anyone who knew Marie knew she was a big football fan of the New York Giants. She is survived by her loving and devoted children; son, Keith C. Almquist and his wife, Erika of Middletown; a daughter, Lindsay Almquist of Rocky Hill; a brother, William R. DePatie and his wife, Michele of Glastonbury; aunts and uncles, Jack and Madeline Davis and Russell and Kay DePatie; nieces and nephews, Susan, Amanda, and Paige DePatie and William DePatie Jr. She also leaves many close friends including Roseanne, Katie, Mary, Pat and Karen. Her family wishes to thank Dr. Patricia DeFusco and Dr. Andrew Salner, nurses, Diane Ward and Ann Zyban and all the staff at Hartford Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 9 a.m. from Giuliano-Sagarino Funeral Home at BROOKLAWN, 511 Brook Street, Rocky Hill, followed by services at 10 a.m. in the Church of St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 331 Orchard Street, Rocky Hill, with the Rev. Dr. William P. Veinot, officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middletown. Friends are invited to the funeral home, TODAY from 6-9 p.m.