August 18, 1931 ~ June 3, 2021

Born in: St. Michael, Azores
Resided in: Carson, California

Marie Beatrice Coelho was born on August 18, 1931 in St. Michael, Azores. She was the 6th child of seven children of Louis and Virginia Coelho. Her family moved to the United States during the Second World War, first living in Seekonk, Massachusetts before moving to Providence, Rhode Island. Marie attended Cleary School in Providence, Rhode Island. She later went to work at Arden’s Jewelry in the payroll department where she met her future husband, Alfred Mariorenzi. Alfred and Marie married at St James Church in West Warwick, Rhode Island on November 3,1956. They soon moved out to California in 1957 to join Alfred’s brother Dominic Mariorenzi to start a new life in sunny California. Alfred and Marie settled in the South Bay with Marie having her first of eight children, Robert Mariorenzi. In a short period of time they were able to purchase their first home in Orange County, California. They later moved back to the South Bay to lessen the work commute as Alfred took a job working for MGM Studios in Culver City, California.

Marie was a classy, elegant and beautiful woman. She was an amazing wife, great friend to many and mother of eight wonderful children. Her husband Alfred attributes their successful household to Marie’s many talents. Marie was truly the heart of the Mariorenzi home. For many years the Mariorenzi home was the place of big parties for friends and family. Marie was truly an extraordinary cook for her family and would often spend days preparing large banquets of gourmet food and desserts for all to enjoy. She would often design and sew matching outfits for herself and her daughters. Marie was also known for her style and fashionable outfits, her artistic abilities including oil painting, meticulous gift wrapping skills and her beautiful calligraphy. Christmas at the Mariorenzi residence was always an amazing sight to see. Marie would send out many Christmas cards with her beautiful heartfelt words, wrap over one hundred gifts for her children, bake many delicious treats and decorate the house with the many handmade decorations to the joy of everyone who was lucky enough to experience the holidays with the Mariorenzi family.

Marie was involved in our school at many levels. She read stories to the first and second graders in the school library, she volunteered to be a play monitor, and baked many cakes over the years for school fundraisers, and she has made our costumes for school plays, helped us with our homework and countless others. Marie was the best mother, friend and inspiration to her children and all who knew her.

Marie and Alfred loved to travel and explore the world. It was 14 years after they first married that Alfred and Marie were able to take a vacation by themselves. Later in life, Marie did some traveling with her family to France, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain and Mexico.

The Mariorenzi family celebrated life to the fullest as a result of Marie and Alfred’s fun and loving personalities. Marie was a very festive/joyful person always singing and dancing whenever she had an opportunity. She definitely made God and everyone around her laugh and smile! We will never forget the love she showed us all through the amazing parties/celebrations, planning the many family vacations, and the devotion to her family.
Through the good times and bad she always remained faithful to God. Marie’s devotion to her Catholic faith was very important to her. She taught her children, grandchildren and great grandchild to love and respect God. Marie led the family by her example, attending church services every Sunday and through the many prayers over the years.

We have been truly blessed with an amazing Mother and can never thank you enough for all your love, countless memories and devotion throughout the years. We love and miss you!

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  1. To my loving and beautiful Mother “Mama Marie”. Thank you for being an amazing mother, friend and for always having my back!! Words cannot describe the countless memories, the love, the laughs and delicous meals you blessed me and my children with throughout our lives. Our Mother Marie was a classy, elegant, woman with many talents and passions. She was the best Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Wife and Friend to many! If you know the Mariorenzis, you know we were blessed with a large, beautiful, partying, dancing/singing, loud and exciting family, in addition to our relatives coast to coast. Mama Marie was the matriarch of the family, the glue, the rock that made everything happen. We were spoiled with love, the best cooking, festive holidays, private Christian education and countless memories!! I’m sure her welcome party in Heaven was very large with people, friends, relatives and love ones in the hundreds waiting for her arrival.
    She is at peace with my Father Alfred Mariorenzi, beautiful sister Anna Mariorenzi and God! See you on the other side!! WE ALL LOVE AN MISS YOU MAMA MARIE! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
    #Mariorenzi #lovemom #RIP #blessed #faith #peace #liveyourbestlife #liveinthemoment

    • candle 8Love you . She was the last of the small group of people who overseen us as children . I have nothing but respect for my Aunt . She was a great baker, chief and party planner. Back when there was no such thing as a party planner. Thank you for all the best holiday celebrations !

  2. candle 4Sorry for your loss I remember all the good times I had at your home ! Marie always was cooking and I loved how much she loved her children and grandchildren she was a beautiful person I will miss her so much! My heart is broken . She is now in heaven with her Heavenly Father and mother God bless ! The Ostojic family

  3. I and my two daughters were with the Mariorenzi family on Christmas many years ago and was so impressed with all the food ( couldn’t believe she did it all herself!), the joy, and her beautiful smile! God bless her family, and so sorry for your loss 💕

  4. candle 5She always greeted me withhugs, kisses & kind words. I will never forget the artichokes she would make oh were they delicious. You will truly be missed. Your beautiful soul and beautiful smile

  5. candle 4RIP and God be with Mom’s soul for eternity. Until we are all together again one day…

  6. candle 1Your beautiful mother is resting in peace and no longer suffering here on earth. She will be missed dearly especially with her cute stylish ways. God has her now and she watching over her family.

  7. candle 7Rita Mariorenzi, seventh child, 3rd daughter: Thank you Mom for your amazing cooking, especially during the holidays! May Our Dear Lord take you in His arms and bring you into His abode.

  8. candle 7Thank you Mom for all the hard work dedication and most of all, love. I am going to miss you, my Ma’ma. I will love you for eternity. Save a spot right next to you for me. When it is my turn, stand beside me and take me home.
    Richard P. Van Buren

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