MARIE CORRY of Goleta passed away peacefully on April 28th at her home, at the age of 89.
Marie was born in Pittsburgh, PA and married her husband, Tom there in 1951. They moved to Santa Barbara in 1963 and lived at the same house in Goleta for 56 years.
Although Marie was no longer living in Pittsburgh, she remained a Pittsburgher for life and was an avid Steelers fan. Tom and Marie just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on March 26.
Tom and Marie had 4 sons, Tom, Steve, Vince and Dan. Their house was known as the boys club because there were often 6-8 boys on site at any time. They welcomed these visitors and the title of 5th son was shared by successive people over the years.
Marie loved her sons and their families. She was a hardworking woman who after cleaning and cooking for 5 men went back to work at various jobs, once her children were grown.
Marie loved Snickers bars, babies, and engaging in conversation with almost anyone.
All of her sons graduated from UCSB and went on to various professional pursuits ranging from finance to business owners to music entertainment management. She was the cornerstone for the family, and the sons always awaited the weekly Saturday morning call to get updated on what everyone was doing. She and Tom are devout Roman Catholics and raised us all in the faith, which instilled in us a reverence and respect and love for God , which guides us today and helps us cope with her passing.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Dorothy Lebarty, her brother Joe and her grandson Thomas Alexander Corry. She is survived by her husband, four sons and 6 grandchildren, Rachel, Amanda, Hannah, Ben, Jordan and Ethan and three daughter in laws, Colleen, Lori and Marie.
The family is very appreciative of the care that she received from the Cottage Hospital, the Californian, Assisted Hospice and her caretakers Juliette and Teo. A service will be held on May 28th. Please email her son Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.