Saturday, November 3, 2012


Marguerite M. Firemark of Rock Hill, NY, affectionately known as “Nan,” was born on May 1, 1919, and passed on Sunday, October 28th, 2012, soaring to Heaven’s gates on strong winds of “The Perfect Storm,” during a time when the northeast nearly stood still. Already, we envision her with the soulmate and love of her life, Gus Firemark, who surely awaited her arrival with a cup of coffee in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. They are together, once again. Her parents, Nicholas and Mary Maniaci Trerotola, and siblings, Nunz, Frank and Vee, receive her spirit, as well.

Here to hold her forever in their hearts are loving children, Joe and Nicki Firemark Soller and Ron and Mary Firemark; adoring GrandLoves, Brian and Kelly Soller, Christian and Dawn Soller, Kim, Vicki, Alex and Lucas Firemark; precious GreatGrandLoves, Keith Firemark-Oberland, Aubrey, Hunter, Gavin, Chloe and Lyla Soller; extended family members and long-faithful friends.

While Marge’s outer beauty leant itself well to a career in cosmetology, her inner beauty was exemplified in her role as Matriarch of our family. “Hospitality” was the name of her game, and gourmet meals would appear for unexpected guests only moments after their arrival. Her pasta sauce was legendary and shall never be replicated. Clearly, hers was the best restaurant in town.

Funeral services were private. Family and friends now look forward to Spring and a celebration of an awesome life that is impossible to summarize in just a few words. If one is so inclined, please donate to a favorite charity, in her memory.

Go in peace, Mom, swathed in eternal love... 

“And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make.” 

(Obituary, as it will appear in the Middletown TIMES HERALD-RECORD)