January 17, 1933 – May 31, 2019
Marie J. Remondelli (nee Lamporella) of West Caldwell passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the age of 86. Born in New York City, NY, Marie lived in Newark before moving to West Caldwell more than 55 years ago.
Marie worked as an insurance agent for 34 years, retiring in 2017. Marie was young at heart and independent and active until her final years. She loved going to concerts and Broadway shows with her family. Marie was an avid reader and took great pride in keeping her mind active, reading multiple books a week. She was also generous and loved crocheting blankets for family and friends and especially gifting baby blankets. Marie was known as an unforgettable person to those she met along the way and had an infectious personality and a knack for storytelling.
She was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas Remondelli, loving mother of Phyllis Helmstetter and partner Charles Kehaya, and Maria Melillo and husband Thomas; dear sister of Anita McCarron and Frances Lamporella; cherished grandmother of TJ Helmstetter and partner Mike Naple, Nicole-Marie Helmstetter, Michael Helmstetter, Katie Perl and husband Robert, Salvatore, Dominique Marie, Natalie Marie, and Thomas Melillo, and mother in law of Thomas Helmstetter and wife Isabel. Marie also leaves behind many friends who were like other children to her.
The visitation will be held at the LaMonica Memorial Home 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston on Monday, June 3, 2019 from 4-8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in St. Aloysius Church in Caldwell. Cremation will be private.
In lieu of flowers kindly make contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
- Visitation Monday, June 3, 2019
- Funeral Mass Tuesday, June 4, 2019
June 3, 2019
So sorry to hear of Marie's passing. I thought she would live on this earth forever but I guess God needed help & Marie will give Him all the help He needs. What a tireless, generous, giving person Marie was. A mainstay at my brother Eddie's office for so many years, I enjoyed every conversation with Marie who always had something positive to contribute to any situation. Some people simply can't be replaced. That is Marie. I know she will be missed by her family & anyone who ever had the privilege of knowing her. May God bless her family.
June 2, 2019
Marie was one of the brightest , accomplished people I ever met. She was generous to a fault. She was honest and truly interested in friends, relatives and family.
I had the honor of working with Marie for over 20 years in my brothers office. She was the most productive and knowledgeable insurance professional. Marie always helped co workers and extended herself by advising and assisting clients with their needs. She was a great asset to our team.We shared many adventures and stories. We continued to be friends after we both left our jobs and I will always remember her as a great friend with a heart of gold.
June 2, 2019
I am greatly saddened by Maries passing. We’ve not only been neighbors for the last 47 yrs & always worked with her at State Farm as Ed Barbieri was a friend of ours. I will really miss seeing her sitting on her porch!!