Obituary of Marika Petrone
Marika Petrone, age 62, of Hopewell Junction, New York, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2021, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, New York.
A loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and great aunt, Marika was born on May 2, 1959, in Saltsburg, Austria, to Andras and Marika Somlyai. After leaving Austria, Andras and Marika brought their daughter Marika to Ossining, New York to be with family. In 1980 Marika graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and began her work as a Buyer for the Howland-Steinbach Department Store. She also worked as a mortgage broker for Atlantis Mortgage Company. Then decided it was time to go into business on her own and successfully operated an internet business called Stylish Inspirations. She met and married the love of her life, Robert Petrone on August 11, 1991, and the couple eventually moved to Hopewell Junction, New York. They shared 30 years full of adventures, traveling, and developing deep friendships. She enjoyed reading, baking, and spending time with her two Bengal cats, Zeus and Calisto, and most recently her Border Collie, Rain.
She is survived by her husband Robert, mother Marika, sister Christine (and her two daughters Gianna and Riley) as well as her sister-in-law Liliana, niece Alyssa, nephew Stephen, his wife Jamie and their son Lucas.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to her charity of choice, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Marika’s name.
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