January 17, 1932 ~ May 8, 2020

Resided in: Stone Mountain, Georgia

Marie T. Hollywood

Marie T. Hollywood, age 88, of Stone Mountain, Georgia, passed away Friday afternoon, May 8, 2020. She was born January 17, 1932 in Monroe Township, New Jersey, the daughter of the late Vito Mistretta and Margaret Vincelli. She was raised in Jamesburg, New Jersey where she spent many hours lovingly caring for her pet cow, Lutetzia. Marie learned to play the piano at an early age and enjoyed playing throughout her life.
Marie moved to Long Branch, New Jersey at the age of 16 and graduated from Long Branch High School in 1950. She was known for her infectious laugh. One day after school, she and a friend went to do their homework at Tony’s Pizza Parlor and she met the love of her life, Alfred Hollywood, a fine young Irish man, whom she asked to dance to some jukebox tunes. Marie’s father, Vito, did not approve of Al, because of his Irish descent, and once locked Marie in a closet so she couldn’t go on a date with him. One of Marie’s uncles took pity on her and snuck her out of the house on many occasions so the courtship could continue in secret.
Vito passed away unexpectedly, opening the door for Marie and Al to get married in 1951. They went on to have 4 lovely children, two boys, then two girls. After raising her children, Marie, the consummate ‘people person’ found joy in spending 20+ years in retail sales. She received many commendations for her excellent customer service. And those who knew her well would tell you she was never shy about sharing her opinion.
Although raised a Roman Catholic, later in life Marie attended the Harvest Community Church, in Lilburn, Georgia. Her family and her faith were her mainstays. She and Al were married for 50 years! No quitters were they! Marie had 8 grandchildren, of which she was enormously proud, and 10 great-grands, the eleventh due at any moment when she passed. She was also blessed with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred E. Hollywood Sr., her sister, Vincenza Erehart, and her brothers, Gaetano Mistretta, Peter Mistretta, and John Mistretta.
She is survived by her sons, Alfred E. Hollywood (Eileen) of Utah, Richard Hollywood (Darlene) of New Jersey, and daughters Teresa Giles (Thomas) of Florida, and Kathleen Hollywood (Bruce) of Georgia.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Marie’s former family church, Holy Trinity Catholic Church,
408 Prospect Street, Long Branch, New Jersey 07740 or to a local charity of your choice.
To leave a condolence for the family please visit the guestbook of Wages & Sons Funeral Home: www.wagesandsons.com Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Due to covid-19 complications, there will be a private graveside service for immediate family only at East Shadowlawn Memorial Gardens, Lawrenceville, Georgia.

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  1. CandleImageSo sorry for your loss. I will never forget all the fun times I had at your mom and dads house. Thanks for the memories Aunt Marie. Rest In Peace.

  2. Dear Kathy and family: our deepest condolences for Marie’s passing. May you find peace in remembering all the beautiful moments of her life.

  3. CandleImageI am so sorry for your loss, I remember your mom well and all the fun times we had at your parent’s house growing up.

  4. CandleImageWhat a beautiful beautiful tribute to an amazing lady~ loved you dearly cousin Marie.. You were definitely one of a kind~ truly wonderful ♡
    ~ diane day

  5. CandleImageDear Kathy, Bruce, and family, so sorry for your loss. I hope you can treasure the memories, as there are many, and find comfort know Marie and Al are dancing together in Heaven.

    Love, the Coatsworths

  6. ” A life well-lived leaves behind a beautiful bouquet of memories. The beautiful memories you have gathered through the years are yours to keep forever.”
    My deepest sympathy.

  7. Del McDonald, Vero Beach, FL
    Terri and family: I am so sorry for your loss.
    “A life well-lived leaves behind a beautiful bouquet of memories. The beautiful memories you have gathered through the years are yours to keep forever.”
    Thinking of you and your family… you are in my thoughts and prayers.


  9. CandleImageI am sad to hear of the passing of beloved Nanny. We never spent time together and only met a very few times but I feel I know her through my friendship with her vibrant daughter Kathy. Yesterday must have been a very bittersweet Mothers’ Day for all of you. Know that your family and Mrs. Hollywood have my prayers. I’m especially grateful to her for bringing Kathy–and thus Kathy’s wonderful clan–into the world. Love to the Hollywoods! Carol Willey

  10. CandleImageOur sincere condolences for you all! Mrs. Hollywood was such a big part of Brookside & we cannot Thank You enough for allowing us to be apart of her life & care taking. She filled our hearts & facility with so much joy & love. We will forever miss her.
    We are continuing to pray for you all during this difficult time.

    With much Love,
    Your Brookside Family

  11. Rich, Al, Terry and Kathy

    Mrs. Hollywood, your mom, always made walking into your home, a welcoming and fun time. Caring and laughter from her and your dad, always made visiting the Hollywoods special. Rich, I have so many nice memories when you would bring me and the guys home.
    God bless your mom and the Hollywood family.

  12. CandleImageWe’re truly sorry about the “loss”of your Mom-hopefully all of the found memories will give you some solace.

  13. CandleImageWe are so sorry to hear about the passing of Marie. She was such a joy when she lived in our Park. We will always remember her laughter and her sense of humor. Prayers to you all.

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