PORT JERVIS, N.Y. - Marie R. Engels, 92, passed peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis.
She was born March 19, 1920, in West New York, N.J., the daughter of the late Samuel J. and Molly O'Dowd Patterson. Marie was a communicant of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis, a former member of St. James The Greater R.C. Church in Montague and Holy Spirit R.C. Church in Pequannock, N.J.
Marie is the beloved mother of her three daughters, Lee Stephens of Newton, N.J., Lauren Van Winkle and her husband, James, of Orlando, Fla., Christine Scrudato and her husband, Ronald, of Vernon, N.J.; two sons, Russell Engels and his wife, Patti, of Wantage, N.J., and Eugene Engels of Vernon, N.J.
She also is survived by her two sisters, Alice Carvin of Missouri and Ruth McGovern of New Milford, N.J.; her 12 grandchildren, Mark, Paul, Kyle, Casey, Morgan, Justin, Jenna, Jimmy, Michael, Ryan, Wade and Jay; six great-grandchildren, Dylan, Patricia, Dana, Brendan, Bridget, Jack; and several nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her beloved husband, Walt Engels; brother, Brendan Engels; sister, Kathleen Engels; and her daughter-in-law, Robin Engels.
Friends may call Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis. Prayers will be offered Thursday, Feb. 21, at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Port Jervis.
Interment will take place at Clove Cemetery, Sussex, N.J. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908; or to the D.A.V., Att: Gift Processing, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301.
Arrangements are by Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, visit knight-auchmoody.com