Marie Lawrence
(Asbury Park Press)

Marie Lawrence, 83, of Whiting, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs, Fla. Born and raised in the Bay Ridge Section of Brooklyn, she lived in Lynbrook, N.Y., before moving to Whiting over 20 years ago. She was a communicant of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church in Whiting. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Crestwood Village VI Clubhouse in Whiting.
She was predeceased by her husband, John; a brother, Rocco Contessa and a sister, Rosalie Barbusca. Surviving are two sons and two daughters-in-law, John and Barbara of Long Island, Jerome and Andrea, of Long Island; a daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Thomas McGowan, of Ft. Myers, Fla., and a nephew, Louis Barbusca, and his wife, Debra, of Barnegat. Also surviving are six grandchildren; John Phillip, Joseph, Zachary, Calvin, Brielle and Thomas.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, at The Carmona Bolen Home for Funerals, 66 Lacey Rd., Whiting. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, 10 a.m., at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton RC Church, Whiting. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Staten Island.

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Published by Asbury Park Press on Oct. 12, 2008.
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