Marie T. Valentino, 90, of Monroe Twp., NJ, beloved by her family, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2022, at Parker at Landing Lane in New Brunswick, NJ. She was born in 1932 to Mary (DelBuono) and Nicholas Tambascia, the oldest of four daughters, in Newark, NJ. She graduated from Rutgers University with a business degree. She started a lifelong career with NJ Bell as a customer service representative for over 43 years. Marie was always up for a mean game of Scrabble. She was a master of the two-letter words along with mastering the use of the “Q” and the “Z”, to secure the ultimate triple word score. She loved her board games, cards, horse racing, and baking with her children, grandchildren, and friends.
Marie was predeceased by her husband Joseph in 2019 and her sister Joan (spouse, Ralph Valentino, dec.). She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Joseph and Theresa Valentino of West Caldwell, NJ; Laura and Charles Sahyoun of Monroe Twp., NJ; Celeste and Randall Drisgula of Lutz, FL; her two sisters and their spouses, Doris and Gerald Brown of Las Vegas, NV; Rita and James Torrieri of Las Vegas, NV; six grandchildren, Laura Sahyoun, Christine Sahyoun (spouse, John Paul Dumas), Dr. Joseph D. Valentino, Jr.; Anthony Valentino; Shelby and Sabrina Drisgula; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Freeman Funeral Home, 47 East Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to the charity of your choice in Marie’s name.