In Memory Of

Mrs. Marie

Service Information

Monday, July 06, 2020
A special request;



Upon entering the building:

1. Under Governor Andrew Cuomo's guidance, all visitors must keep a mask or face covering on at all times and practice social distancing during the entire duration of their visitation. 

2. All persons attending will have their temperature taken upon entering the building. People attending will be asked to provide contact information (Full name and telephone number or email) for contact tracing should it become necessary. No contact information will be used for solicitation, this is solely for the Department of Health. 

3. Each Chapel has it's own maximum capacity, Fairchild Sons will police this policy and we thank you for your cooperation in following their directions. In the event that the chapel becomes at maximum capacity, we will request for you to wait outside of the building until someone else leaves the visitation. At that time we will make you aware that you are able to enter the building to pay your respects. 

Thank you for your cooperation during this time


Marie Tedesco was born in Jamaica, NY on January 11, 1926 and died peacefully of natural causes at the age of 94. She was married on April 23, 1944 to her beloved husband Peter (deceased on April 30th, 2020) and they just celebrated their 76th Wedding Anniversary. Marie was blessed with 2 children, Marie and Philip. They provided her with 3 wonderful grandchildren, Joseph, Craig and Valerie and 4 adoring great-grandchildren, Alexander, Christopher, Gabrielle and Luke.

After many years Marie and Peter moved from Jamaica, NY to East Meadow and finally to Glen Cove. For the last 10 years of her life she resided at The Regency in Glen Cove and then at the Glengariff Rehabilitation Center. 

Marie traveled throughout the world with her husband Peter, loving brother Emil Benedetti, beautiful sister Ann DeNardo-Lillywhite (deceased) and their wonderful spouses, Dolly Benedetti (deceased) and Harlie Lillywhite (deceased). Marie loved visiting Europe, Asia and Australia. She also enjoyed traveling within the United States and cruises within the Caribbean. 

Her enjoyment was shopping, fashion and beautiful jewelry. She took pride in her personal appearance and always wanted to look her best. After retirement she sought enjoyment at the East Meadow Senior Center. Marie loved playing bingo, dancing, music, entertainment and socializing with her friends. In the early 60's she spent a period of time modelling and walked the runways of the finest hotels in New York City.

At the age of 68, Marie retired from the NYC Board of Education. She worked for 35 years at her Alma Mater, PS 95 in Queens. For a number of years she did extensive volunteer work for the NY Board of Elections in Queens and worked closely with the Senator and Assemblymen to establish the first Civic Association in Jamaica. The Jamaica Civil Association was formed and Marie served on the Board of Directors for several years.

Marie loved life, and above everything she loved her family. She enjoyed spending time together during holidays and at all family gatherings. Her family loved her and our Mother, Mama, and Nana will be sorely missed.

May she rest in peace and may the perpetual light shine upon her. 

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