Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels

2130 Highway 35, Ocean, NJ


Marlene Poretsky

February 20, 1941March 23, 2020

OCEAN – Marlene (Bushner) Poretsky passed away Monday, March 23, 2020. She was 79. Marlene grew up in Malden, MA and settled in NJ where she raised her family. She was a Real Estate Broker for Heritage House Sotheby’s, where she worked for many years. She was a member of Congregation Torat El in Ocean.

Marlene was predeceased by her parents Jeanette (Zeff) and Sidney Bushner. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Sidney; her children Aaron and Donna Poretsky, and Andrea and Marc Lacroix; and her beloved grandchildren, Jenna and Scott Poretsky. She will be dearly missed by her brother Lawrence and his wife Barbara Bushner, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Marlene enjoyed travelling, beading, gardening, and cooking. She was a Reiki Master, and a long-time member of Hadassah. She was lively, compassionate, had a playful sense of humor, and brought joy to everyone she met. She had a beautiful soul.

There will be a Memorial Service at a future date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Marlene’s name to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, 2700 Horizon Drive, Suite 120, King of Prussia, PA 19406, www.theaftd.org.

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Steve JoAnn Podracky

March 29, 2020

Marlene was a very wonderful person who helped us find our “retirement home.” We saw her decline and have much empathy for her family. Please accept our sincere condolences and hope you find some comfort knowing she was always a kind, sweet and an endearing person.

Evelyn Siwakowski

March 28, 2020

Will miss her very much. Have so many good memories -