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Citrone, Marie A. September 8, 1928 - December 16, 2021

Marie Antoinette Citrone (née Prizzi) left this world on December 16, 2021.  Marie was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, and friend.
Marie was born to Mary Prizzi (née Oristano) and George Prizzi on September 8, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY.  Though Marie was an only child, her family was very large and she had many aunts, uncles, and first cousins.
In 1950 Marie graduated from St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, NY with her teaching degree.  In September of that year she began teaching for the NYC public school system teaching Kindergarten.
On January 13, 1951 she married the love of her life, Joseph Citrone.  Marie and Joe had known each other for many years before tying the knot.  Together they raised five children: Louise, Mary Grace, Christopher, Barbara, and Joseph. Their eldest daughter, Louise Citrone Scharf pre-deceased both her parents.  In 1967 the family moved from Brooklyn, NY to Bronxville, NY.  Marie began to work for the Yonkers Public School system, where she spent much of her career teaching Pre-K in the Pearls Program.  She retired in 1996.  Marie and Joe were married for 64 years, until his death in 2015.
Marie loved spending time with her family, she enjoyed traveling with her husband, Joe;  she was an avid reader, enjoying long conversations on countless topics.
Marie is survived by her children: Mary Grace Citrone (Dianne Kampel), Christopher Citrone (Debra), Barbara Soldano (Joseph Soldano), Joseph Citrone (Tricia); her grandchildren: Carolyn Scharf Gilson (James Gilson), Laura Scharf, Michael Soldano (Jeannine), Andrew Scharf, Kate Citrone, Joseph Citrone III, Victoria Citrone; and her great-grandchildren: Natalie Gilson, James Gilson, Alex Gilson, Sam Soldano, and Hailey Soldano.  Marie is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Memorial Calling hours at the Fred H. McGrath & Son, Funeral Home Bronxville between the hours of 4 to 8pm Wednesday, Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, Bronxville on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 9:45am. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven cemetery in Hawthorne, NY following mass.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Calvary Hospital, 1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY. 10461

Memorial Calling Hours: 4 to 8 pm, Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Memorial Mass: 9:45 am, Thursday, December 23, 2021 at St. Joseph's Church, Bronxville

Live Stream the Mass: Please Click Here

In Lieu of Flowers: Contributions may be made to Calvary Hospital


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    Theresa Geenty Gillooly says

    So very sorry for your loss. Keeping Barbara, Joe and your entire family in my prayers at this time. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort now and in the future.

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    My Aunt Marie was the best. I remember, when I was a young girl, for Christmas she gave me books as my present. I was so upset because it wasn’t a toy! But later when I started to read Kon-Tiki I was hooked. It was a great real live adventure story that just grabbed me. I’ve been reading books by the thousands my whole life. Thank you Aunt Marie for knowing exactly the book that took me on an adventure of my life. Love and miss you already.

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    Alice Roemer says

    Marie and I worked together at PS#14 and my husband Danny was their mechanic in Bronxville. Marie was always so kind and caring and I was sorry to hear of her passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. We know she will be missed!
    Sincerely, Danny and Alice Roemer

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    Joanne Chivinski says

    So saddened to her of Marie’s passing! She was a great presence and I am grateful to have known her. She guided be through many trying times and helped me appreciate all the things in life we take for granted. Her kindness and caring will always be a part of my memories!

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    Grace Popoli says

    I was so sad to learn of Marie’s passing. I will always remember her kindness and
    thoughtfulness to me. I was so happy to have known her. She will be missed by all who knew her. Marie and her family are in my prayers.

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