December 29, 2015
San Jose, CA – Formerly of Newburgh, NY
Marie Casucci passed away peacefully on the morning of December 29, 2015 at the age of 89 after a long battle with COPD.
Marie is survived by her two children: Vincent Casucci and Marialena Burton Morris (Stacen), both of San Jose, CA; seven grandchildren: Vincent Casucci, Jr. (Gail), Deana Minks, Marianne Casucci, Mark Ryan Terkelsen (Stephanie), Andrew Terkelsen, Anthony Terkelsen, and Matthew Crawford; fourteen great grandchildren: Gabriel Fernandez, Vincent Cantu, Julian Cantu, Sonny Moreno, Matthew Terkelsen, Evan Terkelsen, Gabriella Terkelsen, William Minks III, Olivia Burden, Cole Crawford, James Crawford, J-Den Crawford, Bianca Crawford, and Adrienne Mikala Crawford; siblings: Rose (Anthony) Graziano of Poughkeepsie, NY, Nick DeCiutiis of Poughkeepsie, NY, Anna Kirchner, Hollywood of FL, and Frank (Francis) Benevenuto of San Mateo, CA and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her exhusband, Dominick Casucci and brother, Frank DeCiutiis.
Marie was born in Newburgh NY and worked for over 20 years as a seamstress for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) at City Terrace Sportswear before moving to San Jose, CA in 1983 where she worked for Denny’s (Blossom Hill Rd.) until the age of 75.
Marie’s lifelong dedication to her family and faith were unmatched and her generosity, sense of humor and unforgettable spirit will forever be ingrained in those she touched. Our family will forever be changed, however we will find comfort in the memories and laughter we share as we recall priceless moments and endless stories.
No funeral services will be held, however the family suggests donations in Marie’s honor can be made to the American Lung Association.