90, of Carmel, passed away March 18, 2014. She was born January 10, 1924, in Naples, Italy to the late Vincent and Maria (Andreassi) D'Auria. Marisa has been painting since her early teens. She studied at the Fine Arts Institute in Florence, Italy. Over the years, she has had numerous one-woman shows. Marisa was a member of the Indiana Artists Club, Hoosier Salon, Indiana Artists and Craftsmen, Artist Guild of Indiana, Indianapolis Art League and exhibiting member of the Indiana Watercolor Society. She is also represented in the permanent collection of Jefferson Life Insurance Company, Merchants Bank and many other business institutions.
Marisa, a WWII war bride, married Arthur G. Baron, who was the owner of Artie's Potato Chips and an attorney in Indiana. He preceded her in death November 27, 2002. Arthur and Marisa were charter members of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel , 9606 E. Washington St. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 7243 E. 10th St.
Marisa is survived by her children, Gary Baron (Karen McGee) and Ann (Jordan) Vukas; grandchildren, Matthew, Jennifer and Marisa Vukas; sisters, Rita Ossorio, Pia Zona and Ann Marie Taylor; brother, Mario D'Auria; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years; son, Jeffrey Baron; and sister, Teresa Renner.
Marisa was a loving mother and grandmother, who dedicated her life to her family; her love was unconditional. In the end, people may leave your life and all you really have are cherished memories; in this way love is eternal.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. http://www.shirleybrothers.com.
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