Marie Lettier | 1935 - 2014 | Obituary

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Marie Lettier

Born: November 05, 1935
Died: March 04, 2014

Cedar Knolls: Marie Lettier passed away on March 4, 2014 at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. She was 78 years of age.

Marie was a former Sister of Charity of St. Elizabeth of Convent Station and was known as Sr. David Mary.

Marie was a teacher in Jersey City and Newark, retiring in 1996 from George Washington Carver Schools, Newark after 45 years of teaching. She successfully produced and directed many plays and was awarded science grants for her very creative projects.

After her retirement, Marie taught in the Abbott Program, Trinity School at St. Patrick School in Jersey City. She volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, the Neighborhood House and Family Services for the Blind, all in Morristown.

She was a prolific writer of poetry, songs and short novels as well as an extensive researcher of the Equal Rights Amendment as it evolved in the early 1970’s.

Pre-deceased by her siblings: Rose Sippel, Delores Heck and Gene Lettier.

Survived by her brother Patrick Lettier (Barbara).

Also survived by nieces: Lisa Sippel Lee (Chuck).

Maria, Laura, Linda, Lorraine & Mary Lou.

Nephews: Michael Sippel (Martha)

William Sippel, Jr. (Gloria)

Erick Sippel (Tara)

Michael, Patrick, Mark & Patrick.

Also survived by many grandnieces, grandnephews and close friends acquired over a lifetime.

Visitation will be held 3-5 & 7-9pm on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Bermingham Funeral Home, 216 S. Main St., Wharton. A funeral mass will be held 10am on Saturday, March 8 at St. Mary’s Church, 425 E. Blackwell St., Dover, 07801. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Morristown.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marie’s memory to Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Research online at would be appreciated.

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