Marion “Monie” M. Recchino, 88, of Virginia Beach, Virginia died peacefully on Saturday, March 26, 2022.
Marion was born in Philadephia, PA on September 27, 1933 to the late John and Marion Funston. Marion was predeceased by her husband, Louis J. Recchino and son Louis (Rick) Recchino, Jr. She is survived by a brother, John Funston and sister, Karen Levering; children Susan Maguire (Tim), and Ronald Recchino (Carol); daughter-in-law Debbie Hillman; grandchildren Ryan Maguire (Emily), Scott Maguire (Joanne), Shannon Krejci (Jared), Greg Recchino, Tracie Gibb (George) and Jamie Florian (Danny); and great-grandchildren Jack and Neil Maguire, Andrew and Lucas Maguire, Virginia Krejci, Connor and Lettie Gibb, Collin, Isla and Rose Florian; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Marion graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School, Haddonfield, NJ in 1951 where she met her forever love, Lou. They married January 3rd, 1953 and moved to Westmont, NJ in 1955. Marion worked part time at the S.S. Pennock flower wholesaler for several years, she was especially gifted in arranging flowers. She was active in the PTA and also served on the Haddon Township High School Scholarship Committee. Marion served as a Sunday school teacher and member of the Altar Flowers Committee at Grace Church,
After graduating from Camden County Community College she transferred to Glassboro State College (currently Rowan University) graduating in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Marion worked for many years at the Camden County Board of Social Services. She retired from her position in 1998. The following year she moved to Virginia Beach to be closer to family.
In Virginia Beach she was a social butterfly. She became an active member of Saint Michael’s Lutheran Church. She loved to go ballroom dancing with friends and played on a duck pin bowling league. Marion loved to travel. She also loved to try her luck on the penny slots and would often go on bus trips to casinos in hopes of winning big. Some of Marion’s favorite hobbies were gardening, flower arranging, counted cross stitch, and quilting.
She enjoyed being with family, going to the beach, family dinners, and going to Key West every summer. Marion loved her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. Anytime a grandchild was expecting, she would smile from ear to ear and say, “How many great-grands will I have now?” She was known as Monie or Grandma Monie to those close to her, thanks to her twin nieces, Katie and Jeni, who could not pronounce Marion when they were little.
Marion’s health began to decline in 2018 when she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Until then she was always on the go. She was ready to be with Lou and would often say so in her last years. Marion’s final resting place will be next to Lou at the Haddonfield Baptist Cemetary in Haddonfield, NJ. Interment will be held at a later date.
Marion’s family is especially grateful to the Baughman family for taking such amazing care of her during her final time with us. Thank you, Dee, for always ensuring Marion had her Dill Pickle chips and Coconut cookies.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.