Theresa Bernadette Marco

November 28, 1931January 5, 2021

Theresa passed away on January 5, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with dementia. She was born in Staten Island, New York to John and Catherine DeForge. She was one of ten children.

Theresa married Joseph Marco in 1954 and had three daughters. They moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1972 and she worked at J.C. Penney's selling fine jewelry until she retired in 1996. Theresa belonged to St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church in Raleigh for over forty years.

She is survived by her three daughters: Janis (John) Jarrell, of Colleyville, Texas, JoAnn Marco and Cynthia Marco, both of Raleigh; granddaughter: Cecelia; and by two great-grandsons. She is also survived by one brother: John DeForge and sisters: Doris Kepler Jackson and Carol Casacalenda.

Graveside Funeral Rites will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Raleigh Memorial Park.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021


Theresa Bernadette Marco

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Cindy Marco

January 17, 2021

My son said earlier if grandma dies I want to find the stairway to Heaven. I’d like to find that stairway too 😢 My mom’s ok for now but my grandmother was in her 90s suffering from dementia and is now gone due to COVID. Her quality of life has been poor ever since she broke her hip from a fall a few years ago and even though I’ve known the day would eventually come, nothing can prepare someone for such a loss. She was the most wonderful woman I’ve ever had in my life. She radiated pure goodness and light wherever she went. She was kind to every soul she came across. She taught me to see the light even in darkness and to keep my head up no matter what. Most importantly she taught me the value of priceless irreplaceable gems of life like family, kindness, love, and faith. I wish I could’ve said goodbye. She’ll forever be in my heart and I know she’ll be watching over me from heaven. I love you grandma.
Cecilia Marco

Cindy Marco

January 17, 2021