Marie Ann Passeri

Marie Ann Passeri, 89, of Bemidji, MN died Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Neilson Place in Bemidji.

She was born on April 24, 1930, in Harvey, ND, the daughter of Edward and Inez (Poppenburg) Jewett. She was raised and educated in Bemidji graduating from Bemidji High School in 1948. She married Robert Dean Passeri August 20, 1949 in Bemidji, MN, and they were married for over 69 years. The couple moved to Rialto, California for two years. They moved to Deer River, where they raised their family for 20 years before moving to Bemidji. Marie was an avid animal lover. She loved the birds and squirrels and all of nature. She had all kinds of dogs including; dachshunds, Yorkshire terriers, rat terriers, and shih-tzu. She also loved feeding her humming birds. The family of Marie would like to thank the staff at Neilson Place-Elderberry for the compassionate, caring, loving way she was treated while in their care. Also special thanks to her sister Leo Jean Malone for being there in support and watching over her.

She is survived by her Sons, Brian Passeri of Phoenix, AZ, Ben Passeri of Grand Rapids, MN, Grandsons, Brett Passeri of Grand Rapids, MN, Dominic Passeri of Phoenix, AZ, Saul Passeri of Deer River, MN, Granddaughters, Shayden Monroe of Deer River, MN, Colliny Passeri of Grand Rapids, MN, Sister, Leo Jean Malone of Bemidji, MN, 7 Great-Grandchildren, and 7 Great-Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert Passeri, son Bradley Passeri, sisters Joan Hurst and Janet Ellingson.

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Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the spring at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Bemidji, MN under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji.

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