Marie Elizabeth Barotti, 87, died the evening of February 10, 2015, shortly after a day of socializing with others, a visit from her daughter and dinner service at the Heritage in Raleigh. Marie had been in very good spirits and general good health, but she and her family were managing the effects of her dementia, the onset of which occurred more than a year ago.
Marie was born on May 6, 1927 to Ralph and Elizabeth Greco in Brooklyn, NY. She grew up there with her late brother Michael Greco and her sister Elizabeth Greco Kochan who survives Marie and lives in Wantagh, NY. Marie has been a Raleigh resident for 20 years since she and her husband relocated in December 1994 to retire from their home in Levittown NY.
Marie’s husband of 57 years, John James Barotti, died in December 2004. She is survived by two children, Marie Elise Barotti of Raleigh NC and John William Barotti of Darnestown MD and his wife Beth Marie Barotti and grandchildren John Thomas Barotti and Daniel James Barotti, as well as many extended family members and friends.
Marie’s husband John was a wounded WWII veteran. Memorial service arrangements are being made for Marie to join him at Arlington Cemetery later this year. Reflection by family and friends is appreciated. Memorial donations may be made to either the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or the American Heart Association.