Margaret Cinelli


Margaret Cinelli (nee Refugio), 80, of Blauvelt, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Beloved wife of James J. Cinelli. Cherished mother of Susan Turco and husband Gerald of Valley Cottage, Lisa Karvellas and husband Steve of Ramsey, Jamie Tubito and husband Vincenzo of New City, and Grace Karvellas and husband Michael of Allendale. Adored grandmother of Jimi (fiancé Emily with a great grand child on the way), Michael, Christa Marie, Marcus (wife Kim and great grandchildren, Pierce and Olivia), Stephanie (husband Derek), Lisa (husband Greg), Gina, Mikala, Athena, Jessica, and Jovanna. Dear sister of the late Rosemarie Whitehead and loving aunt of Graceann, Michelle, Michael, and Mary Jo.

Margie was our Queen Bee—a matriarch and true original in every sense of the word. Her greatest joy in life was being surrounded by her husband, four daughters and eleven grandchildren. Her family was her life’s work, and her legacy lives on in each one of us. She was the Sun that we revolved around. Her warmth, love and humor touching countless lives, and her memory will burn bright forever.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 10 A.M. at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Tappan, with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill. Visiting hours are Friday 2-4 & 6-9 P.M. at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). 

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