A. Margorie Spitzel
May 6, 1929 – August 5, 2019
Marjorie Spitzel passed into spirit on August 5th 2019 peacefully amid her children in Mill Valley, CA. She leaves behind four children: Diane, Susan, Bill, and Martin, and six grandchildren: Mary, Elizabeth, Michael and Juliana Spizuoco; and Martin and Nalani Spitzel. At 90 years young, she was the last of her generation in the Zenobi family.
After High School graduation, Marjorie went directly into nurse training at Hartford Hospital. At 23, she married her high school sweetheart, Bill Spitzel. Together they raised their family, while Marjorie continued her education, graduating with her Baccalaureate degree alongside her eldest daughter’s high school graduation. She was a lifelong learner and celebrated as the first college graduate in her family. She then continued her studies to complete a master’s degree in counseling at CCSU. She worked as an RN for many years at New Britain General Hospital, then left active nursing to become a nursing teacher. She rose to Department Chair of the LPN Nursing Program at EC Goodwin Tech, in New Britain. While there she helped over 500 women fulfill their dreams to become nurses. Many of her students were older adults who sought the skills to nurture the sick, while providing for their families. She paid special attention to help those who struggled in the program through to the finish.
She and Bill Spitzel enjoyed many years of` marriage before he predeceased her at the young age of 56 yrs. After that tragedy, she pursued her zest for life by lifting others as a laughter and therapeutic touch therapist. She possessed a natural healing ability applied through humor and caring. Her house was always welcoming, as she listened with empathy and nurtured with “coffee and …” Her love of live opera, theater, singing, and ballroom dancing kept her young. After retirement, her adventurous spirit led to Florida where she resided for 24 years and fulfilled a long-held dream of living on a 54 ft. boat! Marjorie Spitzel set a beautiful example of a life well-lived. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday August 17, 2019 at 9AM from the New Britain Memorial & Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Avenue, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St Joachim Parish, Church of St. Ann, 101 North St. New Britain. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in New Britain. Visitation at the funeral home will be on Friday August 16th from 4 PM to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Food for the Poor, 6401 Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, Fl 33073. For directions and online condolences please visit www.newbritainsagarino.com
- Nazarino Zenobi, Father (deceased)
- Aquelina (Conti) Zenobi, Mother (deceased)
- William Spitzel, Husband (deceased)
- Diane & Philip Botticelli, Daughter
- Susan Spitzel, Daughter
- William & Patricia Spizuoco, Son
- Martin & Sandra Spitzel, Son
- She leaves behind six precious grandchildren: Mary, Elizabeth, Michael and Juliana Spizuoco; and Martin and Nalani Spitzel.
- Greg Florio
- Diana Beardsley
- Maryjo Peterson
- Jennifer Sexton
- Michael Pucci
- Michael Spizuoco
- Martin Spitzel
- Philip Barr
- Visiting Hours Friday, August 16, 2019
- Brief Gathering Prior to Church Saturday, August 17, 2019
- Liturgy Of Christian Burial Saturday, August 17, 2019
A. Margorie Spitzel
August 17, 2019
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. I have nothing but fond memories of the times I spent with the Spitzel family, and with Mrs. Spitzel especially. She was always exceptionally kind to me, and I always felt welcome: from the first time I met the family when the Zenobi family celebrated their winning of a Cadillac at a church raffle, to post-Thanksgiving sandwiches with her brothers, to being conscripted to play Christmas carols on the piano.
May her memory be a blessing.
Marianne and Bill Swittlinger
August 14, 2019
So sad to hear about Marge—we loved her very much and always spoke of her and your dad and all the great trips, love and laughter—she will always be in our hearts. Marianne and Bill
August 14, 2019
I was one of Mrs Spitzels students and graduates....she sure was a woman I admired...she lite up any room she walked into and was one of the best teachers ever...I will remember her always...my deepest condolences to her family..may she rest in peace.