Marie Franzen, 73, of Union passed away at home, surrounded by her loving children, on May 15, 2016. Memorial visiting hours will be held at Bradley, Haeberle & Barth Funeral Home, 1100 Pine Ave in Union on Thursday, May 19th from 4 to 8pm.
Born in Newark, the daughter of the late Rocco and Jean Stampone, Marie was raised in Belleville and resided in Union for 48 years. Recently she had lived with her daughter in Morristown. Marie took great pride at being a mother, wife, and homemaker. She was also a licensed hairdresser and worked for many years out of her home. Marie was very artistic, she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, ceramics, crafts and watercolor. She was also an avid gardener and a passionate cook and baker. Her biggest joy came from being with family and friends.
Marie was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Franzen. She was the loving mother of Michele Aguila and her husband Peter of Morristown and Todd Franzen and his wife Ana of White House Station. She is also survived by her step granddaughter, Nicole Sardo and her husband Paulo of Long Hill, NJ sister Joan Sommers of Lake Worth, FL as well as many loving nieces, nephews and close friends. She was also predeceased by her brothers; Peter and John Stampone. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marie’s memory may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice of Sparta, 350 Sparta Ave, Suite B2, Sparta, NJ 07871.