Maria Magnarelli

Today it is with a heavy heart that the family of Maria Magnarelli have to announce the passing of their beloved mother. She was a longtime resident of the Bronx who died on February 19, 2022. She was 84.


Mrs. Magnarelli was born on October 28, 1937 in Italy to the late Cristoforo and Maddalena (Del Prete) Tartarone. She worked as a seamstress from a young age in Italy and was a housewife in the United States. Heaven gained another angel today. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and most importantly a friend to all. She had a way of lighting up the room whenever she walked in and made sure to let everyone know she was there. The most important thing to her was family. Her family was everything to her and that is what she lived for everyday. She brought joy and happiness into all our lives with her quick wit and one liners. Her soul is at peace now and will be forever missed.


She is survived by her husband Nazzareno Magnarelli; her children, Maria Magnarelli-Benevento and Gerardo Magnarelli; and her granddaughter, Gulianna.


Visiting will be Tuesday from 4-9pm at John Dormi & Sons Funeral Home, 1121 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday 10am at St. Clare’s Church, 1918 Paulding Avenue, Bronx. Entombment will follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx.



  1. Maria Dolores Weiss on February 19, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    I can’t express enough my sadness for you and the family. There is nothing to say that will help the pain right now, may your Mom Rest In Peace. Think of all the good times and the great dinners she made for the family.
    May God bless you all ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Heidi Oliver on February 20, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Dear Gerry and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss; I pray for you and your family in this difficult time. May God grant you peace and healing thru this challenging time

  3. Rosemarie Nasta Hall on February 21, 2022 at 9:55 am

    Maria, I am very sorry for your loss

    • Paula Blatt on February 21, 2022 at 9:58 am

      Such a profound loss of a beautiful, kind and loving woman, wife, mother and grandmother. Sending my prayers, sympathies and deepest condolences.

  4. Daniel & Kristen Cezimbra on February 21, 2022 at 10:22 am

    Dear Gerry and family,

    May god bless you and your family and may your mom Rest In Peace. Sending prayers.

  5. Suzanne Lagle on February 21, 2022 at 11:41 am

    Dear Gerry and family,

    I want to send my sincere condolences at this sad time.

  6. Julie Forgione on February 21, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    Dear Gerry and Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your moms passing, she looks like a beautiful person, she will live on in your heart May she Rest In Peace now.

  7. Alberto Dante Magnarelli on February 21, 2022 at 2:26 pm

    My sincere condolences, prayers for you and for her soul. God bless you.

  8. Maddalena Tartarone Rosano on February 22, 2022 at 8:46 am

    Dear Zio Nazzareno, Maria and Jerry,
    My deepest and heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Zia Maria was a beautiful person and will be missed. I will always cherish our long talks about our beautiful families, days past and recipes.
    God Bless you!

  9. Noreli Kara on February 22, 2022 at 11:40 am

    Dear Gerry and family,

    I’m very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. You are all in my prayers. God Bless you.

  10. Angela Galbo on February 22, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    Dear Zio Nazzern, Geraldo, Maria and Families

    I am truly sorry for your loss. I will always cherish the special time your mother and I spent together when she lived with us. She will live forever in our memory.
    May she rest in peace.
    May God bless you all.

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