Green Funeral Home

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Marie Borgia

February 14, 1938March 24, 2020

Marie Borgia, 82, of New Fairfield passed away on March 24, 2020 at Danbury Hospital.

Marie was born in Acquedolci (Sicily), Italy to Antonio Borgia and Benedetta Miraglia. She attended The School of Art & Design where she studied fashion design in Manhattan. Marie worked for many years as an administrative assistant for Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. She later retired after working for over 15 years from the New Fairfield Board of Education.

Marie lived in New Fairfield with her beloved daughter/best friend Theresa. Marie was not only lucky enough to see both of her grandchildren get married, she was also able to create a decade of memories with her four greatgrandchildren. It was obvious she cherished every moment with her family!

Marie was selfless, always willing to help others in times of need. She was an amazing artist and cook who shared her creations with everyone she met. Nothing made her happier than sharing a meal or a tray of cookies with family and strangers alike. Marie was full of life and spunk and had a passion for dancing. To most, Marie was known as “Nanny”.

Marie was preceded by both of her parents and her seven siblings. Marie is survived by her daughter Theresa Perri and her son in law Vincent Perri. Her granddaughter Christine Gera, her husband David Gera and their children Joseph and Stella Gera; her grandson Michael Perri, his wife Elizabeth Shea Perri and their children Nicolas and Lorenzo Perri. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral and memorial services to be held at a later date.


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Darren Capote

April 2, 2020

Theresa, Nina, Mike,

Very sorry for the loss of your mom and Nanny. She was always so kind and such a sweet lady. My deepest condolences to you guys. She will be greatly missed.



Camille Sage

March 27, 2020

What a loss...Steve and I are so sad. She would make me And Steve eggplant rollotini all the time which was by far the best we have ever eaten. It was so delicious, I would ask her to cater it for my weekends away with my diva girlfriends from high school. I did this many times! My friends all thought I made it. ...it took me years to tell them the truth. I told them all about Marie, and from that point forward, she was known as “Eggplant Rollotini Marie”. Steve and I will really miss her. She was the most sweetest, kindest, and very generous woman....and we all know how close she was to all of you - Theresa most of all. Our heart goes to you all.

Theresa Mary

March 27, 2020

Marie was such a beautiful woman with a good heart. She loved her family so much and I loved seeing her posts with her great grandchildren on Facebook. She would always look so happy. I pray she is reunited in heaven with her sister Teresa and cousin Lena. All wonderful, strong and amazing women I am proud to call family.
Will never forget you Marie! Thank you for all the love and support you gave me. I will cherish forever.

Joseph Cosentino

March 26, 2020

Dear Marie,
We will surely miss you at all the family parties dancing and smiling and always telling me how handsome I am!!

Thank you for your love and I’m sure you my Grandmother , Theresa , Rosie and all the cousins are hanging out together in Heaven!!

We will never forget you the last of the Harlem ladies!!!!

Love you, 🙏🏻

Aída and Robert Velez

March 26, 2020

Dear Mike and family,
Really sorry for your loss. May all the memories you have of Nanny last forever. Know that we are thinking about you and sending you and your family strength during this difficult and sad moment. May Marie Rest In Peace
Aída and Robert

Christine Botticelli

March 26, 2020

Marie was such a sweet lady to me and my family when ever we were together. She had offered to teach me to make her famous chicken cutlets but I never made the time. I am sadden for her passing and pray she is at peace and may her family find peace in the year ahead.
Our deepest condolences.
Christine and family

Teresa katehis Katehis

March 26, 2020

We love you aunt Marie..miss you forever .you will live in our hearts always ❤

Michael Licata

March 26, 2020

I remember Nana during Christmas time,bringing to the office homemade Struffoli and rainbow mini cakes, so delicious! May God rest her soul. My condolences.

michael perri

March 26, 2020

Michael Perri

March 26, 2020