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Rose Marie Marinari

Rose Marie Marinari

Nov 30, 1928 - Apr 6, 2022

Rose Marie Marinari - Obituary


ose Marie Marinari of Washington, DC passed away peacefully at home on April 6, 2022. Rose was born on November 30, 1928 in Washington, DC and remained a lifelong resident. She was the daughter of Rose and Joseph Randolph Smith. She grew up in Anacostia and was one of 10 children. Her siblings include Margaret Hitch, Frances Leukhardt, Patrick Smith, Jean Smith, Joseph Smith, Delores Darragh, Joan Wenzel, Anthony Smith and Richard Smith. She attended St. Theresa Catholic Church and school. She later attended Immaculate Conception Academy and graduated from Anacostia High School. She was married to the late Dante Marinari who was also raised in Anacostia. They were married for over 60 years until his death in 2006. Rose is survived by her children Dante Jr (Gloria), Randie, Angie (David), Sue (Edward) and Margy; grandmother of Edward Jr. and Jefferson Reid, Dante III and Brian Marinari, Jennifer Robertson, Melissa and Jonathan Yost; great-grandmother of Henry, Edison, Raymund, Campbell, Jackson, Boone Reid, Abigail, Lilianna, Giovani Marinari, Magnus, Penelope Robertson, Parker Reid, Julian, Cora, Madelyn Yost. In addition, she is also survived by her brother Richard, devoted caregiver Maricar Feliciano, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Rose, lovingly called "Mimi", devoted her life to her main interests which were her faith and her family. Her favorite expression was "Give it to God". She loved to attend daily Mass with her friend of over 50 years, Betty and the other ladies who she referred to as "The Chapel Chicks". Rose seemed to be happiest while working in her award winning garden. She also took great enjoyment and pride in decorating for Christmas and her annual Christmas Party. She was a very generous person who loved to shop for gifts for her many family members and friends. Rose was an avid reader and loved exploring antique shows and shops as well as watching the Washington Nationals televised games. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will always remember her hosting Thanksgiving, Christmas and birthday celebrations. In later years she made an extra effort to keep up with her family's lives and interests. Although she loved being home, she also enjoyed repeated trips to Williamsburg, VA and Disney World in FL. Although Rose loved flowers, she would prefer that in lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to St. Jude's Research Hospital or the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Relatives and friends may call at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2200 Callaway St., Hillcrest Heights, MD 20748 on Wednesday, April 13 from 11 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery at a later date.