Marie M. Oczkowski

  • Died: January 9, 2018
  • Location: Newington, Connecticut

Newington Memorial Funeral Home

20 Bonair Avenue
Newington, CT 06111
Tel. (860) 666-0600

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Marie (Masselli) Oczkowski, 77, a longtime resident of Newington, passed away on the 9th of January 2018, at Hartford Hospital. She was born on March 18, 1940 to John and Rose (Pattavina) Masselli. Marie graduated from Middletown High School and worked for 25 years before retiring from Travelers Insurance Company. Marie loved to travel throughout the Northeast with her husband, George. In addition to traveling, she held an active social life. She enjoyed spending her time with family and friends, playing cards, going to Mohegan Sun, and shopping with her granddaughter. Marie was also a member of the Newington Senior Center and St. Mary's Church. Marie was a giver, and her smile will never be forgotten. Marie is survived by her husband of 56 years, George; her daughters Helene Pearson and her husband Jeff of Newington; Christine Ryer and her husband Curtis of Durham; her beloved grandchildren Zackery and Skye; brothers, Joseph Masselli and his wife Ann; Emmanuel Masselli of Portland; her nieces and nephews, Rose Marie Morse, Maria Wilcox, John Masselli and Michael Masselli and their families. Along with her family, she also leaves behind many lifelong friends including Gloria Mangiafico, Donde Massaro and Josie Russo. The family would also like to give special thanks to Dr. Croen at Hartford Hospital and Dr. DeNuzzio and his staff. Her funeral service will begin on Monday, Jan. 15th at 9:00 a.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Newington. She will be laid to rest in West Meadow Cemetery, Newington. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, Jan. 14th, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Newington Memorial. Memorial donations may be made to the Newington EMS, Inc., Attn: Donations, P.O. Box 310061, Newington, CT 06131. To share a memory with her family, please visit us at