SPARLING, Marie Godwin, passed away July 8, 2013. Marie was born November 7, 1920 in Fairfield, Connecticut. She and her husband Laurence came to Tampa in 1946. Marie retired from Maas Brothers in 1974. Marie was a Member of Palma Ceia United Methodist Church; member of Women's Society Christian Services; past member of Meals on Wheels and British Commonwealth Society. Marie was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Laurence. Survivors include two brothers and one sister; her children, Nancy Andrew; Bruce Sparling (Sophal); Barbara Grosso (John); Jean Santos (Al ); five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, with private inurnment at a later date.
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Published in TBO.com on July 12, 2013