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Mack Memorial Home

1245 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, NJ

OBITUARY

Angelo M. Marra

May 28, 1930October 18, 2019
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Angelo Michael Marra 89 of Secaucus passed away peacefully on Friday October 18, 2019 at his home.

Angelo was born in the apartment above the Marra Drug Store on Paterson Plank Rd. in Secaucus. Angelo was one of proprietors of Marra Drug Store where he worked his entire life before retiring in 2012.

Angelo was an Army veteran serving as a corporal during the Korean War. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 108 and a life member of the VFW both of Secaucus. He was a former member of the BPO Elks and a charter member and first president of UNICO National of Secaucus. He was named Secaucus Man of the Year along with his brothers.

Angelo was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church and a former member of the Knights of Columbus, Secaucus.

Angelo was very active with the Secaucus Little League where he coached for many years winning many championships during his tenure. He also played softball as a member of Charlies Corner softball team. He was a devoted Yankee fan.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Doris Brandt Marra who died in 2005. He was also predeceased by his sister Josephine Marra; his sister in laws Lillian O’Donnell and Doris Brandt, brother in law Arther Brandt; his sister in laws Lee and Greta Marra;

He is survived by his daughter Dora Marra and her husband Mark Titmas; his sons Angelo Marra II; Darin G. and his wife Michele Marra; his grandsons Darin and Frank Marra; his brothers and business partners Michael and Gerard Marra II and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Monday 7 to 9 PM and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Mack Memorial Home 1245 Paterson Plank Rd. Secaucus. A funeral mass will be said on Wednesday 9:30 AM at the Immaculate Conception Church Secaucus. Entombment will follow at the Holy Cross Mausoleum in North Arlington.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 21, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, October 22, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, October 22, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Memories

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Meryl Tanner

October 24, 2019

Dear Marra Family,
It is always a sad day when we lose one of the original pillars of Secaucus. Our two families go way back in time, knew each other through generations and shaped this town; something that few can say. Angelo was such a delight to talk to - a warm and welcoming person whenever we stopped into the pharmacy and was the only one who was able to get my Mom a copy of an old photo of a Secaucus parade which featured her Dad marching with the Police Department in his uniform - it meant so much to us. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole Marra family and may Angelo rest in eternal peace.
With sympathy at this difficult time
God Bless,
Meryl Tanner and family

Cheryl Segro

October 22, 2019

To the Marra Family,

I first worked in Marra’s I think if my memory serves me correctly in “82, 83” behind the cosmetic counter working with Yolanda, and meeting Angelo for the first time. I can’t say enough of what a gentleman that he was always treating you with respect and kindness. Truly a man I will never forget! God bless him always and May He Rest In Peace! I know Jesus is greeting him with open arms. Will miss you dearly Ang

Edie Wulfert

October 21, 2019

May you RIP always. You did so much for the town and people of Secaucus and we are forever grateful for your love, compassion and dedication you showed all. You left us with so many wonderful memories. God bless you and guide your family thru this awful time.

Thank you for everything
Edie Wulfert

Jane Goodman

October 21, 2019

Angelo was a very special man. As a former neighbor and friend, he always held a special place in my heart. I have such wonderful memories of Angelo and Doris and spending countless hours at their dining room table and kitchen talking and laughing. They were like my second parents during my teenage years and taught me many valuable life lessons. They will both be missed by many and anyone who knew either of them was truly blessed!

Jane Rudlinger Goodman

Stephan Blanchard

October 21, 2019

To Dora, Angelo Jr., and Darin.

My deepest condolences to your family. Angelo was a great influence on my life and I remember many hours spent at the store helping him with projects and stocking shelves. I also remember times spent at the Little League field playing ball and helping him with his teams. A great man, father, and friend. My Dad and Angelo were very close and I was grateful for their friendship. Best wishes to all of you. Steve Blanchard

Ron Mayer

October 19, 2019

Left Secaucus many years ago but will never forget Angelo. Marra’s was our hangout and Angelo the Court Jester. He could always make you laugh. Thanks Ang for brightening our teen years. God bless.

Tony Rugar

October 19, 2019

Angelo was one of my mentors and friend. The lessons he taught me working side by side with him over 5 years have carried me in business and life. Although he was the Boss , he always treated you with the respect that you gave him. When I met my wife and told him I had to resign and was going to move to Ohio, he told me that a good woman is hard to find and follow her wherever she goes. That I will find my calling in business. He was so right. Angelo was there to celebrate the NY rangers Stanley cup with me and to ride out the tough Yankee years... When my mom died 5 years ago he had Dora take him up to the funeral and I will never forget that. I moved out of town over 20 years ago but there is not a tough situation that I come across that it dosent cross my mind to think ,what would Angelo do? I will miss you Sir ...but I will never forget you...

Joseph DeFerrari

October 19, 2019

Secaucus has lost an extraordinary and successful citizen. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him. RIP Angelo. It was an honor to call you friend.

David Segro

October 19, 2019

To the Marra family,

My condolences on the loss of Angelo. I know that I speak for so many people when I say how much of an impact he had on my life. I remember meeting him in the back of the store when I first applied for a job in college. Angelo was wearing his Yankee cap and spoke to me extensively on how he wanted me to always make every customer feel welcome as soon as they stepped into the store. I continue to bring that level of service to anyone I meet in my life. I’ll always remember him telling me to put on Barry Manilow whenever the store didn’t have music on. He made working in the store so much fun. I along with so many others will miss him dearly. May he Rest In Peace.

Michael Lombardi

October 19, 2019

Dear Dora and family,

My sincerest condolences on the passing of your dad.

May he rest in peace and may you all be comforted by memories of him and his long life.

Michael Lombardi

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Angelo Marra Sr. outside the Post Office mailing letter on Humbolt St. The sign above reads, "Doctor Danielson Dentist".

FROM THE FAMILY

((( Kane Stadium 1952 ))) Mason Dixon Trucking in the background. Sliding home is Angelo Marra for Team Home News.

FROM THE FAMILY

Sitting at the Soda Fountain counter at AL BARTOLOZZI'S SNACK BAR that was part of MARRA'S LIGGETT REXALL DRUG STORE and RECORD SHOP. Angelo Marra is behind the counter, and sitting at the counter with the suit is Bill from Bill's Jewelers.It was located in the ACME PARKING LOT.

FROM THE FAMILY

Parade on Paterson Plank Road with Angelo Marra Sr. 1955. ZAB'S is on the left.

FROM THE FAMILY

((( SECAUCUS PARADE 1969 ))) Angelo marra filming the parade standing on the post under the Marra's sign. Flying "A" Gas Station in the background.....

FROM THE FAMILY

"Sitting on the Post Office steps" - Humbolt Street on the side of the bank - Angelo top row second from left ((((( 1947 )))))

FROM THE FAMILY

KANE STADIUM - Kenny Tanner batter is wearing the Otto Mack jacket. - Angelo Marra is catching.

FROM THE FAMILY

((((( MARRA'S SODA FOUNTAIN ))))) Doris and Angelo sitting at the counter while Gerard A. Marra scoops some ice cream behind the counter. Located at the corner of Paterson Plank Road and Humboldt Street.

FROM THE FAMILY

Angelo Marra parked behind Marra's Drug Store on Humboldt Street.