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Peter Marchione

October 6, 1935October 24, 2020
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Peter Anthony Marchione, son of the late Nicholas and Mary Marchione, peacefully passed away on October 24, 2020 at the age of 85 in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Born October 6th, 1935 in Jamaica, New York, he and his family moved to Deerfield Beach in 1968 where he lived for an incredible 52 years.

Pete leaves behind a loving wife of 65 years, Nancy Marchione, as well as 3 children, Nicholas, Rosemarie, and Vincent and 5 grandchildren, Alan Goldberg, Michael, Matthew, Peter Caden, and Macray Marchione. Peter is also survived by loving cousins, aunts, and uncles as well as an extended family in the USA and Italy.

Peter, 20, and Nancy, 19, married on October 23, 1955, residing in Long Island, NY. He started his career with PanAm World Airlines giving him the opportunity to visit Florida frequently. Seeing many opportunity doors open in Florida, Pete and his family moved to Deerfield Beach in 1968 where Pete capitalized on those moments.

Following his passion, Pete switched career paths and became a carpenter and construction contractor building many of the condos that stand tall on either side of A1A. A personal accomplishment for Pete and Nancy was building a Big Pine Key beach house. Establishing strong foundations is a skill of Pete’s since the beach house still stands today after many Florida hurricanes and the family solidified thousands of celebrations, vacations and memories in Big Pine Key. Ever the entrepreneur, Pete and Nancy also started a successful home renovation company called Delmar Decorating where Pete continued his love of construction and home renovations until his retirement.

During his 85 years of life, Pete’s passions were honoring our Lord, cooking, storytelling, and lending a hand to those in need. Pete was active at St. Ambrose church, the Catholic Men’s Club, Knights of Columbus, and Save Our Beach. Pete was known by many to be a kind and gentle man, ensuring all felt welcome. His Italian heritage brought him joy in sustaining the heart with food. His inherently excellent cooking skills had him regularly volunteering to prepare food for many. This led him to open two successful restaurants, Jimmy’s in the 1970’s and Sub Depot in the 1980’s.

Pete was always referred to as St. Francis of Assisi, the patron Saint of animals and nature. Throughout his 50+ years in Florida, Pete always had a major animal project in play. This included raising turtles, breeding canaries and parakeets in a massive aviary, as well as hatching and raising chickens. His favorite was the numerous large fish tanks in their Florida room that resides even today. We know that his passion for animals started young and is why, in his 20’s, he owned a fish and pet store in Long Island.

All of this passion was given to his 3 children as Pete encouraged Nick, Rose, and Vince to believe in themselves and act on their dreams. His entire family surrounded him when the Lord came to take him away. One of his final requests was fulfilled when he passed in his condo, overlooking the intercoastal and nature preserve. We know this made him happy as he left this world with a smile on his face telling all of us, “I am okay!”

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JoAnn Barlok

November 14, 2020

We loved you very much Pete. You and Nancy always lovingly opened your home to John and I whenever we visited Florida! We had some good times together. Pete made the BEST seafood dinners. Will miss you cousin ❤️

Barbara Knowles

November 9, 2020

As in-laws we are genuinely blessed to know and admire the strength and love of Marchiones.

Margie &Joe Fania

October 31, 2020

Dear Nancy and family ,
Joe and I are so very sorry to hear about Pete, he will be missed by so many , his smile will always be remembered by so many of us, he was one of a kind man that everyone enjoyed spending time with. We always remember the good times that we had with him and will never forget them. We are sending you big hugs and kisses.. we wish we could be there for you all.
Our love and prayers are with you
. Love from cousins Margie and Joe

JoAnn and John Barlok

October 31, 2020

Dear Nancy and entire Marchione family,

We are so sad that our beloved cousin Pete has passed and gone to his great reward in Heaven with Our Lord.
We will never forget all the good times we shared. Pete was one of a kind and the nicest, kindest, warmest person you will ever meet!
We LOVED you Pete. We will never forget you
❤️

Joanne & Raymond Melillo

October 31, 2020

Dearest Nancy... We were soo sorry to hear this about your Precious Pete! We all loved him soo!! I can still hear his hearty laugh and funny anecdotes...he will be sorely missed!! Stay brave dear cousin and may your tender love and beautiful memories comfort you during this difficult time. We love you all sooo!! Hugs to you all right now until we see you again. Thank You Father God and Your precious Son, Jesus for your comfort & peace, Amen 💕😘🙏🤗💕
Love, Ray, Jo Melillo & Family

Roseanne Spano Hernandez

October 30, 2020

Roseanne Spano Hernandez

October 30, 2020

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