Margaret Mary (Flannery) Marino passed away on March 13, 2014. A resident of Maryland since 1967 Margie lived in Glen Burnie for 40 years before moving recently to Ellicott City where she lived with her daughter, son- in -law and granddaughters.
Born on December 7, 1943 in Brooklyn New York, Margie was one of four children; beloved sister to Kathy Zeh, James Flannery and the late Brian Flannery. In 1967 she married Anthony Marino and they enjoyed 17 years together. Widowed at age 40, Margie was a single mother of two teenage girls, aided by her extended family and close friends. Serving as a nurse for many years, Margie later worked for the National Security Agency.
After surviving a 2003 battle with breast cancer, she was diagnosed in September 2012 with Stage Four lung cancer. Choosing to fight once again, Margie miraculously enjoyed an 11 month remission before the cancer's return in October 2013. Despite various chemotherapy treatments, Margie lost her struggle on March 13, 2014 joining heaven from a peaceful sleep the night before she was scheduled to be discharged home from Gilchrist Hospice in Columbia, Maryland.
She is survived by her daughters Gerri Nichols and Joanne DiMaggio, her sons-in- law Steve and Dennis, and her six treasured grandchildren Jenna, Natalie, Philip, Catherine, Daniel, and Julia.
Following a life in service to those in need through her work as a nurse, charitable service and volunteering through Pets on Wheels, Margie's last act of kindness was to donate her body to science in the hopes of training medical professionals and aiding in research.
Visitation with the family will be held at Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home, 7250 Washington Blvd. Elkridge, Maryland 21075 on March 28th from 5-8pm
Memorial services will be held at Woodbrook Baptist Church, 25 Stevenson Lane Towson, Maryland 21212 on March 29, 2014 at 11am.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to:
5537 Twin Knolls Road # 433
Columbia, MD 21045
Woodbrook Baptist Church.
25 Stevenson Lane
Baltimore, MD 21212