Marie Tenore, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, died on November 21, 2016 after a brief illness. She was 87.
Marie was born on July 20, 1929 in New Rochelle, to the late Paul and Angelina (Trotta) DeMelia.
In addition to raising her family, she worked for many years in the insurance industry and then for 20 years at Iona College before retiring in 2009.
Marie was fun-loving with an extraordinary passion for life. She loved to travel and would go anywhere at a moment’s notice. She enjoyed spending several weeks a year in Palm Beach, with her family. In the last few months of her illness she spent many enjoyable days with her friends at the Surf Club.
A loving mother, Marie is survived by her son Stephen P. Tenore; her grandson Bobby Smillie and his wife Diana ; her son-in-law Robert Smillie; her nephews, her niece and many cousins and extended family and friends.
Marie was predeceased by her husband of 65 years August J. Tenore who died last year; her son Kenneth Tenore, who also died last year and her daughter Karen Smillie who died in 2006.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 4-8pm at her son’s funeral home. Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel Inc. 16 Shea Pl. New Rochelle, NY 10805. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Monday at 10:30am at Blessed Sacrament Church. Interment will follow at Beechwoods Cemetery.