Anne Loretta Marusevich, 99, of Mattituck, N.Y., died peacefully with her daughters by her side Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019.
Born to George and Mary Seniow Feb. 15, 1920, in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the second oldest and last surviving sibling of four, Nicholas, John and Joseph.
She attended St. Basil’s Academy and Lincoln Preparatory Academy. At 20, she left Philadelphia for New York City, where she worked as a fashion model and married now deceased Stephen Marusevich in 1942.
After receiving her NYS teaching certification, she continued in the fashion field, teaching modeling. She raised her family in Jamaica, Queens, and Levittown, finally settling in Mattituck. A working mother of three, she still found time to offer her talents to the less fortunate. For her unorthodox work healing recovering addicts and abused children through cultivating pride in appearance, she earned a letter of appreciation from former NYS governor Nelson Rockefeller.
Anne lovingly raised three daughters, Daria (Michael) Quataert, Andrea (Tom) Case (†) and Denise (Christopher) Magyar. She is also survived by one granddaughter, Stephanie (Jake) Peebles, and three great-grandchildren, Josephine, Elizabeth and Benjamin.
A viewing was held Oct. 28 at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue. Mass took place Oct. 29 at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church, followed by burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Anne to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or East End Hospice.
This is a paid notice.