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Tony R. Marra

May 6, 1967 - October 23, 2020

Tony R. Marra, age 53, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020.

Born in Rome, Italy on May 6, 1967, he was a son of the late Orlando and Cristina A. (Rapa) Marra. Tony made his career as a tree remover with Asplundh Tree Expert Company.

A practical joker, he loved to laugh but more importantly, he loved making people laugh. Tony had a passion for knowledge, philosophy and Greek mythology and enjoyed cliff diving.

He is survived by his siblings, Ernesto Marra (Gabriella) of San Tan Valley, AZ, Rosa Lawler of Newark, Vincenzo Marra, Sr. (Diane) of Dover, and Anna Farren (Ken) of New Castle, and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tony’s name to American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.


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21 Condolences for Tony R. Marra

  • You will be missed so much I loved you like my son I was your mommy Dee and I will always have a place in my heart for you a great friend son all around person that was happy tony I will always love and remember

  • I love you Tony. You were like a son (growing up with Enzo), to me. My best friend when I lived here with the family, and when I left Delaware. You are one in a billion, even more to everyone who met you. You’ve touched so many lives here with us. I love you so. I can’t imagine this world without you in it and this world has a great loss without you here. Hug tightly Ma & Pa, my Mom & Dad for me, I’ll be there soon. As Jim said to me, “There’s a great celebration going on there in heaven when you walked through those doors to loved ones that have also gone home. I hope you are there by those very same doors welcoming me home. I’ve always loved you dearly, I always will love you dearly. I miss you and have so from the moment I left here from our time together. This is the place and time I’ll always remember you. ❤️

  • Prayers for a peaceful journey my dear friend…. oh the memories I will carry with me. I love you, Tony and always will 💙💙

  • So sorry for your loss, prayers for you all

  • Uncle Tony you will always be my daughters grandpa and my best friend/ inspiration. Thank you for the years of laughs and so many awesome memories. Give Nona and Nonno a kiss from me. Love ya bud and miss you more then i could ever show. Till we meet again. Love Frankie….

  • So very sorry about Tony. He was such a special boy and man. Always a smile pleasant to everyone.

  • Tony – Your life was too short but you touched so many people’s hearts. Forever we will miss you.
    With much love.

  • A good man rip my buddy will miss u so much and prayers for the family at this time I have good memories of you and will always remember you in my heart

  • You will be missed brother. My family prayers go out to all of your family. You are my oldest friend and brother .I will always keep are memories alive.

  • Much too young to leave us. You’ll be Forever in our hearts. Holding all family and friends in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Tony.

  • Even though we weren’t as close of friends anymore, most of my childhood memories have you in them. Especially, all the kickball games we had in circle, even the time we accidently set your back yard on fire. Rest in peace brother!! To Ernie, Rosa, Vince and Anna my deepest condolences go out to you and your families!

  • Ciao Tony…..a rivederci…..abbraccia tutti coloro che ci hanno lasciati….tvb…tua cugina🙏🌸

  • Mio Amatissimo Cuginetto
    Rimarrai per sempre nel mio cuore con la tua gentilezza ed il tuo bellissimo sorriso, Ti Amerò per sempre mio piccolo Angelo. 💓

  • We are so sorry to hear of Tony’s death. May your many dear memories of Tony, your faith and our Lord’s graces help to comfort you at this difficult time. Our sincere condolences to all his family and especially to Ernie, Rosa, Vince and Anna. May he Rest In Peace.
    With our deepest Sympathy, Jim & Anne

  • Love you uncle tony will miss you everyday.

  • Tony you will be forever missed. You are a brother from another. You will always and forever hold a special place in my heart. Give love to ma/pa and both my parents. We will meet again. Love you always,

  • Un abbraccio a tutti voi !

  • ALBERTO rapa e famiglia da Piedimonte Matese italia , si uniscono al dolore che ha colpito la famiglia marra per la perdita prematura del carissimo Tony .

  • Tony, I’ll never forget when we had a bad snowstorm, you drove me to get my car at Castle Mall. You had a scarf around your neck and loafers with no socks, needless to say you drove your sport car in the tracks like a trooper to get me there. We laughed when we saw how deep it was and being a station wagon the doors were blocked shut, you crawled thru the back hatch. Every time we talked about it we laughed. I’ll see you again when our paths meet.

  • Sleep in peace Tony. Thank you for the laughs and thank you for the memories.

  • Gosh I had no idea! You always made me laugh and always know what to say! Life just isnt fair sometimes. It takes the best of us. I have so many memories of you! I’ll always treasure them. Love you Tony!