Villas, Marie

Harrington Park, NJ

Marie Villas passed away December 21, 2020 at the age of 90. She was born to Mary and Nicholas Giannuzzi on January 5, 1930 in New York City. She attended Washington Irving High School, where she graduated valedictorian. She started her career at the Steve Hannigan Advertising Agency on Madison Avenue. After moving to Harrington Park, NJ, she worked for Thomas J. Lipton, retiring as an executive secretary. Marie was married to Hugo J. Villas for 56 years who preceded her in death. Marie was very active in her church for 52 years and a member of the Garden Club and the Park Painters, which helped foster her passion for art, particularly water colors, a pursuit of hers which lasted over 25 years, Over the years, she participated in many group shows and had two solo shows of her work. She is survived by her son, Steve A. Villas of Summit, NJ, his wife Elizabeth and their son, Michael; and, her daughter, Janet Villas and her spouse, Linda Heard, of Greensboro, NC. Funeral services will be at Our Lady of Victories Church in Harrington Park, NJ followed by interment at Mount Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Our Lady of Victories Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association. A memorial service is being planned for the summer of 2021.