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Marie D. Coates

August 16, 2021


Marie D. Coates, 93, of Beach Haven, NJ, passed on Monday, August 16, 2021. Born in Butler, PA to her late parents, Merion and Gertrude Reltzo, she formerly modeled for Sylvania Electric. Marie was the owner of the still popular St. Rita Hotel in Beach Haven, on Long Beach Island for 40 years as well as a devoted Eagles fan.

Predeceased by her beloved husband, Harold, and her daughter, Carolyn, she is survived by her great-niece, Barbara Broadt; goddaughter, Milana Dinis and her extended family, Jorge and Slobodanka Dinis and their seven children and grandchildren.

“God saw her getting tired, a cure not meant to be, so He put his arms around her, and whispered ‘come with me.’”


Viewing will be held on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 2-5 PM, with a Blessing at 4:30 PM at Barnegat Funeral Home, 841 West Bay Avenue, Barnegat, NJ. (www.BarnegatFH.com)


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August 18, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Barnegat Funeral Home
841 West Bay Avenue
Barnegat, NJ 08005

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