Obituary of Marie J. Buscema
On August 16, 2019, Marie Buscema, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away at the age of 92 in Sterling, Virginia. She was born in Tunis, Tunisia, in 1926. In 1954, she and her husband, Salvatore, immigrated to Paterson, New Jersey, where Marie worked as a seamstress and homemaker while raising two daughters.
They moved to Northern Virginia in 1989 where they joined their daughters and became parishioners of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Great Falls and later, the couple became one of the founding parishioners of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Potomac Falls. Marie was an avid reader and enjoyed many hobbies such as flower arranging, sewing, crafting, and decorating. She won the St. Martha’s Award at St. Catherine’s for the countless hours she spent volunteering at the parish.
Marie is survived by her husband Salvatore; her two daughters Christiane DeFilippis and Bernadette Falcon; her grandchildren Steven DeFilippis, Mark Falcon and Laura Falcon; and seven great-grandchildren Zoe DeFilippis, Alessandro DeFilippis, Priscilla DeFilippis, Sienna Falcon, Tanner Falcon, Connor Falcon, and Aria Falcon. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Giovanna Calvo, and her grandson, Alexander DeFilippis.