The following is courtesy the Irvine-Cozzarelli Memorial Home.
Marylee Longo, 73, passed away quietly at her residence in Nutley, NJ and into the hands of our Lord, on Sunday, September 22, 2013.
Born in Newark, NJ, she lived in Nutley for the past thirty one years. Marylee enjoyed living in Nutley and would frequently be seen walking to the Shop Rite, The Nutley Public Library and around town.
Her life ended much too soon, but those individuals fortunate enough to have known her will forever cherish the memory of her truly gentle soul, wonderful laugh and love of bright yellow daffodils.
Marylee was employed by Seton Leather, where she was an outstanding executive assistant and office manager. She retired from Prudential Insurance and dedicated herself to the care of her now late mother, Lena Longo. Marylee and her mother were devoted fans of the New York Yankees and enjoyed watching every broadcast game together. She was an avid reader with a special interest in biographies of royal historic figures. Her quest for knowledge was insatiable and conversations with her were always captivating and informative. Marylee was an ardent member of the Pete Sampras fan club. A loyal collector of "Pistol Pete's" memorabilia, her prize possession was a tennis ball Pete hit into the stands which she caught during the Men’s Advanta Championships, in 1997. Marylee's collection of items with a penguin motif was substantial and captured the imagination of the viewer.
Marylee is survived by her brothers Andrew (Rebecca) and Joseph; sister in law Nancy; nephew Jason (Trina); dear friends Anna and Edward, and many other wonderful friends and acquaintances. Services were conducted privately by the Irvine-Cozzarelli Memorial Home, P.A at 276 Washington Ave. in Belleville.
The family encourages everyone to always perform random acts of kindness and to grow beautiful yellow daffodils in memory of Marylee.