After a long illness, Marie Cardinal died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, September 27, 2019. Born Marie Antoinette Minichino to Michael and Pauline Minichino in Brooklyn, New York on December 13, 1939, she was the eldest of 3 children. Marie married Robert Cardinal (1933-2009) in January 1960, and together they had 4 children. They moved to Virginia in December 1976.
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Marie worked for 17 years as a Vice President of Human Resources for Time Life, Inc. After retiring, she was very active in her community. In her Regency at Dominion Valley neighborhood, she was a member of the Regency Cancer Support Group; a co-organizer of the annual Talent Show; a Women’s Club participant; and an enthusiastic member of the Book Club. She also enjoyed being a member of the Red Hat Society.
Marie loved her family boundlessly. She enjoyed bridging the gap between generations by sharing wonderful memories and family recipes (like the family Christmas cookie recipe). Marie also played an active role in her family member’s lives, always making a point to be at their events and celebrate their milestones. Marie was also a voracious reader, especially enjoying historical fiction and romance novels.
Preceded in death by her brother Michael Minichino, Marie is survived by her sister Paula Minichino. Marie is also survived by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren: Theresa and Danny Lee, Lauren, Hugh, and Everett and Louis McCarthy, Dylan and Katie Lee, Barbara and Tim Thompson, Tanja, Matt, and Giuliana and Domenic Champagne, Ashley and Chris Clemmons, Bob and Kathy Cardinal, Corinne Cardinal, Cameron Cardinal, Michael Cardinal and Jamie Gross, Ali Gross.
A Visitation will be held at Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 10001 Nokesville Road, Manassas, Virginia 20110 on Friday, Oct 4th, 2019 beginning at 6pm, with a Prayer Service at 7pm. View Visitation details here: https://www.bakerpostfh.com/memorials/marie-cardinal/3978451/obituary.php
Those wishing to honor her memory may donate to the National Brain Tumor Society (https://braintumor.org/our-events/ways-to-give/) or the American Cancer Society (https://www.cancer.org/).
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