Marie Grace (Luciani) Koert, 101, of Netcong passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 4th, 2022.
She was born on January 21st, 1921 to the late Vincenzo & Antonia (Faccenna) Luciani who immigrated to America from Rome, Italy.
Born and raised in Netcong, Marie lived a long fulfilled life. She was a 1938 graduate of Netcong High School before graduating from St. Mary's Nursing School in Passaic. While raising 7 children, she worked as a registered nurse at Saint Clare's Hospital (Denville Campus), touching the lives of many over the course of 30 years. She was known as the "neighborhood nurse" and considered a second mother/grandmother to so very many. Over the course of her life, Marie enjoyed cooking, baking gardening and reminiscing about the "old days". Some of her favorite moments included her morning coffee, a cup of pasta fagoli from Carmines Pizzeria, watching old Black & Whites on TCM and days spent in the company of her great-grandson, Raymond. She was a parishioner of St. Michaels Church and remained active in her faith until the end of her time here on earth.
Marie was predeceased by her husband Martin C. Koert, Sr., her brothers Robert (Bake) and Joseph Luciani, sisters Florence and Ida DiRupo, son-in-law Ronald Costanzo and grandsons Howard Newton and Sean McGoldrick.
Marie is survived by her three daughters, Mary Jean Costanzo, Veronica Boyer (Robert) and Antonia "Nina" Fluke (Jim) and four sons, Martin, Jr., Michael (Amber), Vincent (Diane) and Andrew.
She is also survived by her 23 grandchildren, Michael, Maria, David, Matthew, Mark, Martin III, Ryan, Katie, Jen, Lisa, Elena, Megan, Vincent, Jessica, Anthony, Alicia, Dominic, Thomas, Kyra, Briana, Michael, Shannon, Jimmy, Grand Dog Bella and 26 great grand-children.
Marie's Life Celebration will include visitation on Thursday February 10, 2022 from 8:30 -10:30 AM at Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home, 150 Landing Road, Landing, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11:00 AM Thursday at St. Michael's RC Church, Netcong, NJ. Marie will be laid to rest at Stanhope Union Cemetery in Mt. Olive Township. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Sander and Matits Burn Foundation or the Growing Stage Theatre, in her memory.