Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Massapequa Funeral Home, North Chapel
Sunday, October 15, 2017
September 30, 2017
Kathie Bender posted on 10/14/17
The world will forever be dimmed by the loss of the
Your beautiful smile. You happiness and brightness brought joy to all who met you. You are greatly missed. My sorry and tears to Manny and yor families.
Stephen Gould posted on 10/13/17
My deep condolences to the Marino family. I did not know MaryEllen well, but my cats did, as she regularly sat for them. We will all miss her.
Terry Tucker posted on 10/13/17
May your memories keep in a safe place in the hearts of your family. God Bless
Marilyn Klatt posted on 10/12/17
I will miss you very much and will always remember you especially when I look at Angel Puss, one of your adopted babies. Seeing her will keep your memory alive in my heart forever.
Brian Barnett posted on 10/12/17
To Mary Ellen's family, I'm so sorry for this sudden and tragic loss. She's been a good friend to me since high school, and i will always miss her.
Patricia Williamson posted on 10/11/17
May your memories together bring you comfort.
Christine Z posted on 10/11/17
Heaven gained an angel who will look after the souls of all the homeless kitties
Donna Colorio posted on 10/10/17
My sincerest and deepest sympathy to Manny and the Marino family. She will always be remembered in our hearts
My sincere condolences to the Marino family.
Julia posted on 10/10/17
The world is less bright without you in it. You were the bestest of friends to me. So many people have such amazing memories to share of you, and that is a testament to what you meant to those who were lucky to have known you. I'll see you on Saturday...for the last time in person, but I will always have our memories to play back in my mind's eye to remind me of the wonder that was Mary Melon
Jennifer Nuzzi posted on 10/10/17
You were such a beautiful and kind person with a lot of flair. The kindness that you showed to others and of the animals will never be forgotten. May your soul be forever at peace.
Vivian posted on 10/10/17
MaryEllen, I am so, so shock of you passing. I am out of words. May your beautiful soul rest in the perfect peace.
Donna Gibson posted on 10/9/17
Mary Ellen, I am shocked and saddened by your sudden loss. I will be forever grateful t for all the times you were there for me with my cat issues. You were the only person I trusted to care for my kitties. My Herman will miss his girlfriend. Rest in peace, sweet girl, with your beloved dad and all the fur babies in heaven.
steven valentino posted on 10/9/17
I first Mary Ellen in the late summer of 2001 at a gathering with friends. Her former college roommate introduced us. We spoke for hours and connected over the loss of our parents. Her recent loss of Lester and My loss of Karen a year and a half earlier. We both wanted that one last moment with our loved ones. We felt robbed and dealt a bad hand with depression. We began to hang out often and I remember spending time with her on her birthday a year after the loss of her Dad. We were determined to slap one another out of the funk. We spoke of her new apartment at the time and how she longed to change it up. Since I was the artist, Mary Ellen and I brainstormed wild ideas of painting her place wall to wall with colors and texture. But we had to dial our madness back a bit. She really believe in me as an artist that wanted to try new media and techniques. She commissioned me to design a work of art for her apartment. We spoke of the many emotions she was dealing with at the time. The types of colors she was drawn towards. At times we were puzzled at what direction we were going to go. But she had full faith in me. She was my "muse" and THEN...
"Many Emotions" A hand made concept artwork was born. It was Big, Bold, Complex and Full of Fun Chaos! Just Like She was and had no boarders and wasn't going to be a cookie cutter person. No Bull. Just Tell It Like It Is. The Day Kevin & I brought the Art into her Place and mounted it. She was like "What?" Wow" Ummm" and Holy Shit! I was worried she was gonna look at me and say "Are you F##K'n Kidding me Steve-o? But nothing. Until the next morning She called me and said. "I was sitting on my sofa and the sun was hitting it just right and it spoke to me. I Love It...!" I always said I could take in apart and she would have a number of works of art to hang anywhere. She said.."No Lets Keep It BIG!" I always had hoped it gave her as much joy as it did for me to create it. I went on to create many other works and evolve as an artist aside from the sculpture I had done.. Now I was a painter. She nurtured me and gave life to a side of me like never before. She was a good friend and listened to me like no other. I always felt like she longed for more things out of life. And she did from the other great friends and relationships she found and cared for. To the wonderful body art she had to the animals she love. She Loved them and They Loved her. I last saw her in April of this year while visiting New York after I was Burned Badly in a brush fire. She met up with me and another gather of friends that are very dear to me. Mary Ellen in her own nice way stepped past everyone including my wife to sit next to me the whole night. We missed each other and enjoyed the night at the diner together. She Gave me the longest Biggest Hug Before I left that night and It was So Loving we both teared up. So here I am longing for that one more moment with her. Just to be witty and bold. To Laugh or Share a Hug. Just as we longed to be with our lost loved ones. I never had the chance to call her on her Birthday this Year and Could Not make it to her party either. I'm so so so sorry and haunted by the fact I can not be there for her services this weekend. I'd like to make a donation to a shelter or cause of her families choice. Please let me know what I can do. I'm going to miss her very very much and I am sorry for your loss. There are No Words. But Perhaps we can celebrate her life by doing things she did and showing the love she had for the people and animals around her. Be Bold. Be Big and Live In The chaos of Life!
I Love You Mary Ellen. I hope we meet again
Sarah Daniel posted on 10/9/17
Some of the best memories I have, has you in it. From bus rides to BOCES, to continuous note passing in French Class, to having the movie Pump up the volume on heavy rotation. When things were bad in school life you were there encouraging me to keep going.
I am still in shock you are gone. I'm glad I got to spend time with you and reconnect 2 years ago.
I hope you are crossing over the rainbow bridge in style with your favorite Harley.
Kellie Maguire posted on 10/9/17
I haven't spoken to her in awhile except a comment or two on a post. She was a huge part of my college life. We made our room a cozy room. We laughed, we cried, and would take a long walk just to get ice cream to get through a bad case of procrastination. It's funny how when someone is no longer there, it makes so many memories pop up. May you rest in peace Roomie!
Tamar Beecher posted on 10/9/17
I am so grateful to have been your friend! We may not have seen much of each other over the past few years, but you were there when I needed you. You will be greatly missed.
Courtney Schnee posted on 10/9/17
You were the best kind of friend. I miss you Melon.
Linda Cavallone posted on 10/9/17
Missing you Mary Ellen
Linds Cavallone posted on 10/9/17
Mary Ellen North Shore Animal League brought us together and then we worked side by side in the
Cat Sancuary and became close friends. Words can not express how sad I am. I am remembering all the wonderful times we shared in and out of work. You will always be remembered and missed. I know your Dad and all your furry friends greeted you the moment they saw you. Thinking of all the lunches and massive wings we would eat at Sullivan's Quay our disappointment when The Ground Round closed and the many Dunkin Runs. The pampered chef parties and our love of Little House on the Prairie and watching Rachael Ray. The day you brought Your snake in and scared me. Your love of animals was huge and you did so much for all those wonderful pets. May you forever rest in peace my friend. God Bless! #24
Lisa Romano posted on 10/9/17
Dear Friend and Riding Sister, MaryEllen we had a great day together at my 50th in July. You looked wonderful and happy at your 40th Birthday last wknd. We had a nice conversation about how content you were with life, your job, Manny and your recent trip to " Sturgis" with your Brother Peter in August. All of us at LIWR, Long Island Women Riders motorcycle group/ riding sisters are shocked and saddened to say the least.. Realizing how precious life is. I hope you are with your Dad now as you have shared with me, some heartfelt conversations over the years. You will be greatly missed, more than you know...love you and miss you always . Our sincere condolences to the whole Marino Family, Manny and friends. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
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