KULPMONT — Our beloved mother, Marie J. Malick, 86, a resident of Serenity Gardens, and formerly of Beech Street, Coal Township, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.

She was born in Ranshaw, July 2, 1935, a daughter of the late Robert and Valeria (Kopitsky) Tumolo.

She graduated from St. Edward’s School in 1952.

On July 23, 1957, in New Haven, Connecticut, she married Robert A. Malick, who preceded her in death in August 2017. They celebrated 60 years of marriage.

She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Hope (formerly St Joseph’s).

Marie was a devoted mother and worked as a homemaker when her children were young. She had a talent for being able to stretch a dollar to make the most of every paycheck. She was a seamstress and made clothing and many one-of-a-kind Halloween outfits. When she returned to the work force, she was a store clerk at the Big N and Lamb’s Pharmacy.

Most will remember her from the Country House Restaurant where she was co-owner with her husband, Bob. She was always there Sunday to greet customers for the “after church” rush. She prepared many pots of delicious soups and everyone loved her famous rice pudding. Marie was the organizer of the team and kept the books, trained the waitresses and made sure everything was ready for catering events.

Marie was happiest when spending time with her family. She enjoyed preparing holiday dinners and cooking for family celebrations. Her favorite times were spent vacationing with her family at the beach. She loved the beach.

The family would like to thank the staff at Serenity Gardens for the loving care she received while a resident there, and many thanks to Advantage Home Health and Hospice for their wonderful care and for guiding us through these last difficult months.

Marie is survived by two daughters, Susan Gusick and her husband, Kenneth, of Dresher, and Beth Malick, of Sunbury; two sons, Terry Malick and his wife, Eileen, of Virginia, and Bobby Malick and his companion, Maggie Silva, of Shamokin; six grandchildren, Matthew Gusick, Joshua Gusick, Joseph Weiler, James Weiler, Ryan Malick and Maggie Malick; a brother, David Tumolo and his wife, Shirley, of Selinsgrove; two sisters, Darlene Egick and her husband, David, of Sunbury, and Linda Clark and her husband, Kenneth, of Elysburg; a brother-in-law, Paul Silasavage, of Ohio; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband and parents, Marie was preceded in death by a son, James Robert Malick, in infancy; a sister, Nancy Purcell and her husband, Bill; a brother-in-law, Richard Malick and his wife, Mary; and a sister-in-law, Carol Silasavage.

MALICK — Marie J. Malick, 86, of Serenity Gardens, and formerly of Beech Street, Coal Township. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Hope Church, in Coal Township, with Friar Michael Lasky as celebrant. Viewing will be held prior to the service from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at the Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, supervisor. Burial will follow the service at Northumberland Memorial Park, Sunbury. In lieu of flowers, send memorial donations to the Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library, 210 E. Independence St., Shamokin 17872. To send condolences to the family, go to www.farrowfh.com.

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