Marie Battaglino Beitz

January 6, 1942March 25, 2013

BEITZ, Marie Battaglino, 71, of Richmond, went home after a valiant battle on March 25, 2013. She was born on January 6, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Samuel and Joan Battaglino. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, William “Bill” Beitz; three children, Laura Beitz Turk and her husband Bobby, William “Billy” Beitz and his wife Lisa, and Kristie Beitz; five grandchildren, Zach, Holt and Anna Marie Turk and Sammy and Jacob Beitz; her aunt, Rose Mirabile; and numerous cousins and friends, especially Muffie Schick, who donated her kidney to Marie in 2005. Marie graduated from St. Johns University in Jamaica Queens, New York and pursued a career as an elementary school teacher in the New York City Public Schools. For over 40 years, she served the Richmond community as a real estate agent and broker working for C. Porter Vaughan (now Long & Foster Realty). She was also a faithful member of Church of the Epiphany. Special thanks to family and friends who have supported and cared for her over the past eight years. We are thankful to Dr. Ann King, Dr. Brian Bradshaw, and the other healthcare providers who have cared for her over the years. Marie was a dedicated wife, mother, and Mama. She was a role model of hard work and perseverance. Most of all she had an unwavering love and commitment for her family. She was a remarkable woman who impacted the lives of so many with her giving heart and unselfish nature. Marie never met a stranger and was a giver to all. Her remains rest at the Huguenot Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. A memorial service will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at Church of the Epiphany, 11000 Smoketree Drive. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either, Hume Lee Transplant Center Foundation, c/o Donna George RN, Administrator, 1200 E. Broad Street, West Hospital, 4th Floor Room 104, Richmond, Va. 23298 or Church of the Epiphany Columbarium Fund. In the spirit of giving please consider being an organ donor.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Cathy Walker Tompkins

April 7, 2013

Just heard the sad news. We certainly have you all in our thoughts and prayers. I spent many a night under your roof as a child...and have so many fond memories. Marie was a very sharp witted and fun lady. I know that she was an unbelievable Grandma and Mom...Much love to you all...

john valsechi

April 3, 2013

To all of Marie's family, and friends, was deeply sadden to hear of her passing. I have known both Marie and Bill for over 40 yrs, and they always were there for you if you needed them. She was great example of kindness, and compassion and dedication to all she met and will be greatly missed.
When I was just a young man of 19 she helped me buy my first home, and many others since, thankyou Marie for all you did for me.
John Valsechi (Midlothian)

Meg Weddle

March 29, 2013

Dear Laura and family,
I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing, and I wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are always there for you, but especially now. Even though we did not know your mother well, we know she was a special lady because of knowing you.
Take care, Meg, Garrett & Joe

Judy Kesler

March 28, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Marie's passing. I'm sure she's in comfort in the Lord's arms. I pray for your family.

Michelle Groux

March 28, 2013

I just wanted to say that the celebration of Marie's life today touched me in many ways... but most especially when her three chidren stood together and took turns speaking with such grace, diginity, love and humor of their mother. It was in them that I saw Marie's most spectacular life achievements, and her abundance of wealth in what really matters most in life... the people who love her.

Thoughts and prayers are with you as you adjust to having her in your life in a different way.

Michelle Groux

March 28, 2013

To all the Beitz family,
I was so sorry to hear of Marie's passing. Mom and Dad have told me she had not been well. All the Lynch family sends their prayers to you. Kris, Danny, Kipper, KC Lynch

March 27, 2013

Bill and Family, We are so sorry for y our lose. Marie always had the ability to make you smile if not laugh. She was so generous and thoughtful to everyone at the office, C. Porter Vaughan. She will be missed.
jChip & Peggy Morris Coulson

Ed Smith

March 27, 2013

She was one of the most generous ladies I have ever met: she was generous with her love and support of all. My younger son always looked forward to soccer games in Richmond that involved driving up there with the Turks. He knew where the trip will end: around Mama's kitchen table with wonderful food. We are very saddened by this great loss to a wonderful family.

Mary Prince

March 27, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Mary and Scott

March 27, 2013

Bill,Laura,Billy & Cristy,
I am so saddend by this news. Marie was a very special woman. She will always hold a special place in my heart. The lessons and laughs I shared with her will be with me until I meet her once again. You are in my thoughts.
Steve B.