Antoinette Irene Amelia Ciaramello Marra, age 88, died of natural causes on November 6, 2020 at 5:30PM, in Staten Island University Hospital North surrounded by her loved ones.
Antoinette was a Native Staten Islander born on November 3, 1932 in the Original Staten Island Hospital in Tompkinsville to Italian Immigrant Parents Fannie & Angelo Ciaramello. She graduated from Curtis High School in 1949. She went on to work in Manhattan up until she married Amato Mario Marra on November 9, 1957; together the couple had 4 children, Vincent, Michele, Maria & Antoinette.
Antoinette was a devoted Catholic. She enjoyed reading the bible. Going to church and receiving communion was a weekly tradition. She would sit for hours and talk about her spiritual beliefs. She spent her whole life preaching to others in the hopes that they would have an understanding and acquire a faith/love for Jesus. She was a deeply devoted Mother and Grandmother. She enjoyed good food, dining out, traveling, going to movies, plays, concerts and listening to live bands. She would spend hours enjoying her favorite TV shows. One of her passions was recording her Memoirs in her journals. Her endless written prayers and hopeful wishes for her loved ones are among the most cherished gifts that she left to us.
Antoinette is survived by her three daughters, Michele, Maria & Antoinette, her grandchildren Jacquelyn, Aaron, Sam & Sophie, Gabrielle & Lazlo and her Son-in-Law Russell. She also loved Nicole as a daughter and her personal EMT. She is preceded in death by her husband Mario, her beloved Son Vincent and her Son-in-Law John.
Everyone who had the Honor and Privilege of knowing this amazing woman will carry forever in their hearts her unwavering faith, unconditional love, hilarious antics, contagious laughter and her big bright beautiful cherub smile.
In lieu of flowers you can donate to National Alliance on Mental Illness and ASPCA