Marie T. Cassidy (1936-2004) was born and raised in New York City, in the Italian Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. She was the eldest of two children to James and Jean Panarella, along with a sister, Grace Ann. Marie was an artistic, spirited individual, with talents ranging from extensive reading, writing, painting, sculpture and creative crafts to fantastic listening and conversational skills. Her company and advice were sought by many - she was loved and respected by all that were lucky enough to know her. Marie was married to her husband, Ed, for nearly fifty years and is survived by six wonderful children: Edward Jr., Barbara, Catherine, Michael, Mary and Theresa, along with grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many beloved friends and neighbors.