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Marie Barbara Strang

August 13, 1932 ~ March 18, 2019 (age 86)


Marie Strang passed away peacefully at her home on March 18, 2019, with her husband of 67 years, Hick at her side.  She was born Marie Barbara Anastasi to Anthony and Frances Anastasi on August 13,1932, in Peekskill, NY.  

Marie graduated from Assumption School in 9th grade with a General Excellence Diploma in 1947 and Peekskill High School in 1950.  She was the captain of the cheerleading squad in 1949-1950.  After graduating from Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York City, Marie worked as a secretary at Fleishman’s Distillery Plant in Peekskill, N.Y.  Marie then traveled to Vallejo, CA to join her husband who was in the Navy serving aboard the General William Mitchell and then to the Naval Station in Bainbridge, MD where she worked as a secretary for three years.  Returning home to Peekskill in October 1955 her husband was discharged from the Navy.  After raising three daughters, Marie returned to work as a secretary for over 20 years at IBM.  The thrill of Marie's life was scoring a "Hole in One" at a Golf contest in Peekskill with over a dozen men.  The Peekskill Star newspaper article read "Marie Strang Stuns Men". 

Marie will be lovingly remembered by her husband Robert "Hick" Strang and her daughter Toni.  She will also be fondly remembered by her three grandchildren Stephanie, Dayna and Jevon, her two great-grandchildren, Allena and TJ and her sister-in-law Louise Anastasi.    Marie was predeceased by her two daughters, Donna and Susan and her brother Joseph Anastasi.  

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 22 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Boca Raton where she was a longtime parishioner and lector.  

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marie's memory may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes, Boca Raton, FL.

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