Marie Rafaela Argiro

Born May 14, 1937

Argiro, Marie Rafaela of Ft. Lauderdale passed away at her home surrounded by family. Marie, 75, succumbed after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was welcoming, caring and generous to all, and her smile and sense of humor will be missed by her relatives and many friends. Marie was active in Saint Sebastian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, and she supported numerous causes, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She is survived by her sister, Catherine Argiro of Ft. Lauderdale, Emma Bastile and her husband Frank Bastile of Virginia, her brother, Vincent Argiro and his wife Theresa Argiro of New Jersey and by one niece, three nephews, one grand niece and seven grand nephews. A memorial mass will be held at 10:30am on October 29, 2012 at Saint Sebastian Church in Ft. Lauderdale. Memorial donations in Marie’s honor may be made to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Arrangements by Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home. Phone: 954-565-5591.


  • Memorial Service Monday, October 29, 2012

Marie Rafaela Argiro

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lyse and Raymond Brousseau

October 26, 2012

To wonderful Marie our dearest friend so artistic, so joyful just be our angel ,we will you miss so much
and to our dear Cathy our deapest sympathy and frienship
Lyse et Raymond

JoAnne Tosi

October 24, 2012

Dearest Catherine and family,
From the first moment I spoke with Marie on the phone I felt her joy and exuberance at the prospect of moving into her new home here at Sky Harbour East. Once here, I realized how Marie always carried this joy in her heart each and every day and spread it around lovingly. Marie was a very special member of my "extended family" here and will be missed by all of us. We were blessed to have her in our lives and will continue to embrace you with that same blessing, Caye! Marie, may you rest in peace until we see you again! With love and deepest sympathy, JoAnne Tosi

October 24, 2012

Our deepest sympathy! She was a kind and loving person. Pat and Mike Griffin

October 23, 2012

Joyce & Danny

Roger ~ Clayt

October 23, 2012

Dear Catherine;
We were so very sorry to hear of your sister Marie's death. We have very pleasant memories of our conversations and her happy smile and atitude. Roger also has some of her beautiful hand-made greeting cards that will never be sent to anyone ~ it's our special rememberance of Marie.
She will be fondly remembered around Sky Harbour East and by all who knew her. Please accept our sympathies and understanding ~ Marie was a special lady.
Roger O'Shea
Clayt Raney

Tony Fortino & Dick Gaeng

October 23, 2012

My darling Marie, how we shall miss you but your presence in our lives gives us wonderful memories and the sharing of friendship and love. Be at peace dear angel.