Constance Marmarellis, 84, of Rutherford passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018. She was born to Thomas and Hazel Owens in The Bronx, NY.
Constance was an avid reader, very creative and artistic. She channeled her talent through arts and crafts and a career as a florist for 20 years. She had a feisty personality and "told it as she saw it". She enjoyed the casinos and bingo but hated losing! Her dog Princie was her baby. Constance had a very close and loving relationship with her niece, Susan. She was a mother figure to Susan who regarded Connie as her second mother...."I gotcha".
Connie was often known as the "favorite aunt". She was a fan of children's movies and would often "borrow" a child to accompany her to the movies.
Always cooking since High School, she enjoyed baking and was famous for her pineapple upside cake.
Constance is predeceased by her husband Edmund, as well as her sisters; Hazel Jokinen, Joan Kepfer and Patricia Newman, brothers; Thomas Owens, Peter Owens, Robert Owens and Dennis Owens. She is survived by her brother, Richard Owens and her devoted niece, Susan Hagidimitriou and husband Charlie along with numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Liturgy will be held on Thursday, September 27th, at Noon. All to assemble directly in the Church of Saint Mary, 91 Home Avenue, Rutherford.
Following Mass, family will receive friends from 1pm to 3pm at Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home, 19 Lincoln Avenue, Rutherford.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to The 55Kip Center, 55 Kip Avenue, Rutherford where Connie enjoyed and participated many activities.
or The Humane Society of Bergen County, 221 Stuyvesant Avenue, Lyndhurst to honor her love of animals.