Marie Elizabeth Haley, 106, of South Pasadena, Florida, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018, peacefully at home.
She was born in East New York, NY to Joseph Cherny and Elizabeth Hogarth-Cherny and moved to Staten Island at the age of four where she resided for the next fifty-seven years.
She was pre-deceased by her husband of fifty-seven years, Richard Joseph Haley.
Throughout their marriage they enjoyed a weekend and summer home in Cranberry Lake, NJ and winters in Pass-a-Grille, FL. She moved permanently to Florida in 1993.
Marie will be remembered for her no-nonsense approach to life and as an espouser of wisdom. She loved to have a good time - whether through a simple game of cards or traveling to Alaska, on a Caribbean Cruise, or having a pint in Ireland. She was also deeply committed to her faith. She attributed her longevity to climbing many stairs throughout her lifetime, eating well with everything in balance, and the Florida sunshine.
A funeral service will be held 11:30am Saturday, December 29, 2018 at St John Vianney Roman Catholic Church in St Pete Beach, FL. Interment will follow later in Raleigh, NC.
She is survived by her daughter, Marie Haley Lach of Raleigh, NC and grandchildren Edward Lach of Baltimore, MD, and Susan Lach Koehler (Ronald), Nancy Lach, and Anne Lach Johns (James) all of Raleigh, NC; also, four great-grandchildren - Taylor Lach, and Cody, Chelsea, and Colton Koehler. Marie was also blessed to have had superb caregivers - Georgia Foster and Elisabeth Sizelove who cared for her for over a decade.