Ann Marie Borghese of Cutchogue died June 20, 2014, in Santa Fe, N.M. She was 56.
She was born Jan. 27, 1958, to Jean (Haywood) and John Halloran and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from the University of Delaware. She also studied at the Sorbonne in Paris.
In 1985, she married Marco Borghese. She owned a jewelry salon in Philadelphia before moving to the North Fork in 1999, when she became the owner of Castello di Borghese Vineyards. Ann Marie created a platform for Long Island wines at farmer’s markets and was immensely involved in the public relations and event planning aspects of the vineyard. She met the demands of running a business with sophistication and savvy.
Ann Marie will be remembered as an ardent supporter of Our Lady of Mercy Regional School in Cutchogue and for her love of charities, France, dogs, her family and honeybees. She was also an advocate and supporter of the arts.
At the time of her death, Ann Marie was survived by her husband, Marco. He later died on June 30, 2014, in a motor vehicle accident in Wading River. Also left to mourn her passing are her children, Allegra and Giovanni; her stepson, Fernando, of Pennsylvania; her granddaughter, Sofia, of Pennsylvania; her mother, Jean, of Delaware; and her brothers Steven of Alaska and Andrew and Robert, both of Delaware. She was predeceased by her father, John, and her brother Philip.
A private green burial was held at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Santa Fe on June 23, 2014.
A memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Ostrabrama Roman Catholic Church in Cutchogue in August at a date and time to be announced.
Those wishing to remember Ann Marie in a special way can make a contribution to Our Lady of Mercy School in Cutchogue or the Fresh Air Fund of New York City.
A special thank you is extended to the Hospice of New Mexico for making Ann Marie’s end-of-life experience as beautiful and comfortable as possible.
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