Marie C. Severin
March 25, 1936 - November 29, 2020
Marie C. Severin, age 84, of Dover, DE formerly of New Castle, DE passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020.
Born on March 25, 1936 in Historic New Castle, DE, Marie was a daughter of the late James J. and Helen G. (Young) McHugh. She graduated from St. Peter’s High School in New Castle, DE, in 1954. After graduating, Marie married her husband in 1955 and raised her family in the New Castle and Newark areas. She pursued various career paths throughout her life, including working for the public-school system, selling furs at John Wanamaker and Strawbridge & Clothier Department Stores, plus managing a Gloria Marshall Weight Loss Center. Marie took pride in her last job as a real estate agent for Sunvest. She relished her home at the beach, where she spent many happy occasions entertaining her family and friends. Above all, Marie cherished spending time with her family, whom she loved dearly. In describing their mother, her children readily defined her as fearless, since she was always willing to try new things. In Marie’s many travels, she never met a stranger, only a friend in the making.
In addition to her parents, Marie is preceded in death by her devoted husband, Martin J. Severin, Sr.; son, Martin J. Severin II; and sister, Helen Bacon. She is survived by her children, Ann Marie Anibal (James) of Middletown, Elaine Ayers (David) of Rehoboth, Michael Severin (Traci) of Ashburn, VA, and Maureen Massey (Ronnie) of Bear; siblings, Patricia Schmidt and Theresa Waltz; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all services will be held privately. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marie’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.