Marie Acampora Tizio, died at home on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the age of 89.
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She was born on October 28, 1924 in New York City. She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Stella Kerr Acampora.
On January 8, 1944, Marie married her one and only love, a young sailor named Bart Tizio. They met when she was 8 years old and were together ever since, having celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary earlier this month. Together they spent the war years on Navy bases in Memphis, TN and New Orleans, LA.
Marie is survived by her loving husband Bart, three children, Barbara August of Staten Island, NY, Jane Tizio of Winchester, VA, and Bart Tizio and his wife, Debbie of Allentown, PA; seven grandchildren, Mark, Kristin, Bart Michael, Megan, Amanda, Hannah and Samantha; three great grandchildren, Claire, Bartolo, and William. Marie was blessed with an extended family, Denise, Brian, Rockelle, Michael, Chloe, Donovan and MarLee, who were as precious to her as her own.
Upon moving to Winchester in 1964, Marie quickly became an active member of the community. She belonged to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church and was Past President of the Parish Council of Catholic Women. She was on the steering Committee of Big Brother/ Big Sisters. Marie was a member of the hospital Auxiliary for 40 years and she volunteered in the Medical Center's Auxiliary gift shop.
Marie participated and acted in the hospital Follies for 34 years. She was a lifetime member of the Winchester Little Theatre, where she acted in many plays.
She was an educator at Senseny Road Elementary School for 22 years, winning many awards, including FCEA Person of the Year in 1988-89.
She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home in Winchester.
A Rosary Service will be held on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church with Rev. Stanley J. Krempa officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Jan. 27, 2014