Demaine Funeral Home

5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA


Marisa L Fleck

November 27, 1935May 21, 2020

Marisa Marchetti Fleck, 84 of Springfield, Virginia, beloved mother to Susan Fleck Norris and Kathleen Fleck Mack, mother-in-law to Geoffrey Mack, grandmother to five boys: Anthony Norris, Michael Norris, James Norris, Corbin Mack, and Thomas Mack, passed away peacefully from natural causes on May 21, 2020. Marisa was born in Mondolfo, Italy on November 27, 1935 to Augusto and Gilda Marchetti. She is sister to Giuliana Marchetti Austin of Annandale, Virginia and Ivana Marchetti Deville of Nancy, France. Marisa met her future husband, Charles E. Fleck, TSGT, US Air Force, in 1958 while he was stationed in Nancy, France. She moved to the United States shortly thereafter, where she has lived ever since, proudly becoming a Naturalized US Citizen in the 1970’s. From the young age of 13, Marisa began training to become a seamstress. A trade which led her to open “Marisa’s Italian Tailors” in the exclusive neighborhood of Georgetown in Washington DC. The shop remained open for 25 years. Marisa’s other passion was cooking Northern Italian cuisine. She turned this into her second successful venture. Marisa and her sister, Giuliana, opened Via Veneto Italian Restaurant in 1984. Located in the Hollin Hall area of Alexandria, Virginia, Via Veneto has remained a neighborhood favorite to this day. It was recently voted Best Italian Restaurant by NextDoor. Marisa was actively involved in the operation of the restaurant until just before her death. Marisa was a skilled seamstress, a talented cook, a successful businesswoman, and the ultimate hostess. She was happiest when she was surrounded by family, friends, food and music. Above all, Marisa was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and cherished friend to many. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.


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Don Mahan

May 31, 2020

Dee and I so cherish our times we had with your Mom. What a treasure!

Ana McMahon

May 29, 2020

To a wonderful woman who made everyone feel welcome and loved. A beautiful zest for life and people that was infectious and passed on to Susie and Kathy who will continue Marisa’s legacy sharing her passion for enjoying every day. I feel honored to have known Marisa. My love to the family ❤️

Susan and Michael Oliveri and Walsh

May 28, 2020

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience”.

As we celebrate our Dear Family Friend, Marisa,
Our hearts smile and are joy-filled in the knowing of her. A woman who selflessly demonstrated all elements of the above scripture. We are blessed for her nourishing our life journey together. And, for sharing her beautiful family with us!
Ti amiamo cara, Marisa😍
Susan and Michael

Susan and Michael Oliveri and Walsh

May 28, 2020

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience”.~Colossians 3:12(NIV)

Celebrating Our Dear Family Friend, Marisa😍
Our life journey was nourished throughout every experience with her.
A woman, who selflessly demonstrated each element in this above scripture.
A blessing for all 💜
Ti amiamo cara Marisa😍
Susan and Micheal

Melissa Fleck Quasnick

May 28, 2020

Kathy, Susie and family,
I’m thinking of you all during this difficult time. I wish you healing and peace as you grieve the loss of your beautiful mother. I hope you all feel surrounded by much love. May God bless and comfort you all.
Love, Missy

Paul Paulin

May 28, 2020

Aunt Marisa, I will always remember you as that beautiful person inside and out, the Memories of growing up with the whole family together and you spending hours on end preparing meals with with laughter and music coming from the kitchen Will forever be etched in my mind, miss you terribly, love Paul

Valerie Francis

May 28, 2020

Such a gracious lady, always welcoming and full of life ❤️ Tim, Ian, Liz and I have such good memories of dining at the restaurant, enjoying visits at Lili’s house, some Christmas Days,& I remember a fun 4 th of July dinner. Love & Condolences to Cathy and family, and Mrs . Austin and Lili and Bobby. Thinking of her will always bring a smile to me

Jack Neylan

May 28, 2020

A wonderful tribute to a special person. Gail and I have such terrific memories of Via Veneto as it was the only good restaurant within 10 miles of our home in Mt. Vernon, Eating there was like eating at home surrounded by fun people and delightful food. And there were Marisa and Giuliana siting in the back of the restaurant presiding over it all. Always gracious hosts; Marisa stylishly dressed, Giuliana more subdued working the tables and chatting up their guests. We always let the restaurant feeling better than when we entered. Thank you for your years of kindness. You will be missed by many.

Cheryl Kunkle

May 28, 2020

From the first time Steve and I stepped into Via Veneto in 2004 we felt Marisa’s warmth. What a wonderful talented women. We enjoyed her get togethers at her home over Memorial Day and loved chatting with her whenever we were at the restaurant for dinner. Although we moved out of state 6 years ago we always make a point to stop in when we are back. Rest In Peace, Marisa.❤️❤️