Marie Bernadette Conti

September 26, 1959 - December 4, 2019
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Marie Bernadette Conti passed on December 4, 2019 after a thirteen-month battle with pancreatic cancer in Tucson, Arizona, while surrounded by her family and friends.

Marie was born to William and Joanne Armstrong in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of California Riverside in 1980 with a degree in Economics. She met her husband, Michael Conti, while on a graduation trip to Germany. The two married in 1982 and raised two children, Natasha and Kathleen. During her 25 years in Tucson, Marie was a Sunday school teacher in her church and a lay spiritual volunteer at a skilled nursing facility. She also served with several charities to benefit disadvantaged children, including as director of Arizona Heart Gallery. She was passionate about her faith, family, children in foster care, rescue dogs, painting, desert gardening, and growing orchids.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, her daughters and granddaughter, her step-parents, siblings, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial will be held at Marana Mortuary Cemetery on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of (IMO) Marie Conti to either:

– Tohono Chul Park, a botanical garden and nature preserve in Tucson. Donations are accepted online, by check (list IMO Marie Conti in the memo), and at the park’s admission window:

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Or – Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which helps rescue and rehabilitate orphaned elephants:

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Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm

Marana Mortuary Cemetery


12146 W. Barnett Rd
Marana, Arizona 85653


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Born: September 26, 1959
Died: December 4, 2019

Condolences for Marie Bernadette Conti

Marana Mortuary & Cemetery

Our sincere condolences.

The staff of Marana Mortuary & Cemetery.


Marcia posted on 1/25/20

Miss our midnight texting conversations.


Pam Richardson posted on 1/24/20

Mike, Tash & Katie-deepest condolences in the loss of Marie.


Seamus Ó Droma posted on 1/13/20

Mike and family Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful wife Marie and please be assured that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Kindest regards Seamus & Jackie Ó Droma


Richard Bowyer posted on 1/10/20

The Conti Family: please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. A prayer for peace and understanding and the knowledge that God is embracing each of you in his arms. With deepest sympathy and a heavy heart, Rick and Kelly Bowyer


Joe DeAntona posted on 1/10/20

To the Conti Family, We pray that the Good Lord keep you in his most tender loving care during this difficult time.


The Eggers Family posted on 1/8/20

Our Hearts and prayers go to the family of Marie. A terrible loss and way too early in life. Please accept our condolences and our wish for strength and recovery during the difficult times. Our thoughts are with you Mike.


Cliff Johnson posted on 1/8/20

My sincere condolences to the Conti Family. Sincere regards, Cliff Johnson.


Jen (Spears) Allen and family posted on 1/8/20

Mike, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We love you all. Jen and Charles Allen


Wade 'Cookie' Hall posted on 1/3/20

May the Lord Bless and Keep You. May His face shine upon you. My your Love forever be felt in the hearts of all that knew you!


Jeffrey Meek posted on 1/3/20

Mike and family, Tina and I are very sorry for your loss. Jeff & Tina Meek


Thomas Armstrong posted on 12/31/19

My prayers have been and will continue to have you in them.I love you and miss you.


Pamela thorpe harmon posted on 12/31/19

Condolences to Marie’s family. I went to Hunter Tannersville Central School with Marie fro the 4 th grade through 11th, she did her senior year at the University of Delaware I believe but still graduated with us as valedictorian. I remember her as a smart wonderful class mate. She is in my thoughts and prayers


Jane Teetsel Giordano posted on 12/31/19

A beautiful, talented, smart high school friend. May she rest in peace and be our special guardian angel. Sincere condolences to her family.


Carla posted on 12/30/19

With love and prayers, we are thinking of all the family. Romeo, Rob, Carla and Laura Basini


Andy Pennington posted on 12/29/19

Michael and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.Marie was such a loving happy person. I remember A’burg so well! Warmest thoughts.


Marguerite Kalusche Ellis posted on 12/28/19

Kevin and I were very blessed having Marie in our lives. Her love of others and children helped us find our sons to adopt. Her prayers and encouragement has light in very hard process of adoption. Hugs and Prayers for Conti family Marguerite and Kevin Peck Tempe, Arizona