Ocean - Marie Conti nee Cusano passed away peacefully at her home in Ocean, New Jersey on Monday, January 11 at the age of 97. Born in Atlantic City, NJ during the "hay day" she met her husband George Louis Conti of fifty years, she grew to love the beach and spent her life enjoying the sea with her family and friends.
Marie was a devout Roman Catholic and said the rosary every morning. She loved God, her family and life long friends, and life itself. She emitted a rare beauty and grace inside and out to everyone who was lucky to know her. Along with her husband George Sr. they raised six children on Cherry Tree Farm Rd. in Middletown. Together they instilled strong values such as the importance of God and family. The example she leaves behind for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren is to "love one another". Marie was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother who gave much of her time and support to many organizations and charities. She will continue to live in our hearts, minds and souls forever.
Marie was predeceased by her late husband George Louis Conti, Sr. and her grandson George Louis Conti. She leaves behind her six children, George Brian Conti (June), Maureen Stavola (William), Kathy Meyers (Jerry), Karyn Rea (Geoff), Michael Conti (Beth), Robert Conti (Maria), grandchildren Tina Conti, Eddie Conti (Margot), Christopher Stavola (Andrea), Jason Stavola, Melissa Morino (Josh), John Meyers (Elizabeth), Casey Meyers (Juliette), Ryan Meyers, Kristen Miller (Andrew), Carson Rea, Samantha Conti, McKayla Conti, Cole Conti, Sophia Conti, Bella Conti, Mia Conti, Cecilia Conti and great grandchildren Hannah Stavola, Olivia Stavola, Talia Pritzlaff, Tiana Pritzlaff, Chloe Morino, Jack Morino, Caleb Morino, Matthew Meyers, Molly Meyers, Charlotte Meyers, Dylan Meyers and Poppy Miller. She is survived by Richard Cusano and her nieces Barbie and Marie.
We would like to thank her many wonderful friends for their love and support. A private memorial service will be held for the immediate family on Saturday. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Wounded Warriors
and St. Jude. Thompson Memorial Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.