Marie A. Kisco, 99, passed away peacefully on Friday January 7, 2022 with her loving family by her side.
Born in Trenton, NJ, Marie was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Perro) Ricketti. She married her loving husband, Bob in 1942, and moved to Wilmington, Delaware in 1960 to raise their family. She was a longtime parishioner of Saint-Jean-le-Bien-aime parish.
Marie and Bob enjoyed traveling to some of their favorite places including Hawaii, Italy and Germany. They loved spending time at their summer home in Wildwood Crest, NJ. She was also a founding member of the Crest Sentry Women’s Club. Marie was a member of the Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church Women’s Club, where she loved to sew and embroider and be with her friends.
The family was the center of Mary’s world. She was a phenomenal nanny to her two grandsons, Jimmy and Eric. She loved spending time with them and watching them over the years. Marie embraced her family with unconditional love and never judged anyone.
Marie was predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert Kisco, who was buried on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary; his parents and sister, Mildred Cracker. She is survived by her children, Bob Kisco (Carmencita) and Arlene Basso; his grandsons, Jimmy Basso (Alicia) and Eric Basso (Kaylee); his sister, Lorraine Shive; and several nieces and nephews. She will also be sadly missed by Mario the Beagle who comforted her in her later years.
Due to COVID, services will take place in private. A Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life will be held for Mary in June and details will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), 5817 Old Leeds Rd., Irondale, AL 35210.
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Posted by Doherty Funeral Homes, Inc. – Pike Creek on Jan 12, 2022.