February 11, 1931 – August 5, 2020
Marie Yolanda Carra, 89, of Livingston, NJ passed away peacefully on August 5, 2020. She was the beloved widow of Dominic Carra, mother to Denise, Anita, and Mark, mother-in-law to Michael, Elaine, and John, and grandmother to Daniel, Rachel, Alex, Sean, Courtney, Ethan, and Cole. She is survived by 8 brothers and sisters along with 40 nieces and nephews.
Marie (Sam, mom, GeeGee, Gammy, or Noni) whatever she was known by was famous for her fabulous gourmet meals and her love for entertaining. She enjoyed having a houseful of guests and loved to play card games. She loved to travel and always remembered her grandchildren when she was gone by sending them postcards of the places she visited.
She was active in her community, volunteering in the schools, an active member of AARP, and Livingston's Senior Club. She enjoyed playing bridge with her group of friends 2-3 times a week. She belong to a club that went to monthly Broadway shows, museums, and other outings. A Graveside service will be held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery 225 Ridgedale Avenue East Hanover, NJ, on Saturday August 8, 2020 at 11AM.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Livingston Kiwanis Club or the American Heart Association.
Saturday, August 8, 2020
August 21, 2020
Evelynn and I have fond memories of Marie from when we overlapped with her visits to John and Anita's. She was always outspoken about the issues of the day and we enjoyed many lively discussions. She doted on her grandchildren and on our 2 kids who were "honorary" grandchildren when we were around. Sympathy to all the family and know she will be greatly missed.