Darlene Carole (Canada) Mariette, of Haverstraw, passed away of natural causes March 14, 2018 at age 75. Darlene, born to Lorraine (Syers) & Wilfred (Leon) Canada, December 29, 1942 in Bronx, NY was their only child. After graduating Morris H.S. she met and married Ernst Mariette in 1967 at Saint Margaret Episcopal Church from their Bronx neighborhood. Her brief Dental Hygienist career preceded the Mariette's moved to Haverstraw, NY where they lived for 46 years. Darlene was a teaching assistant at North Rockland Central School District, predominately at Thiells Elementary School. During her tenure, served as a New York Teacher's Union member, before retiring after 25 years of service. Darlene worshiped at Trinity Episcopal Church, Garnerville, NY where she was a Sunday School Teacher & member of the Vestry. A die-hard NY Knicks basketball fan she also loved gardening, cooking and spending time with family.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents and husband Ernst (2017). She is survived by her loving children Nichole & her husband Heath Bethune (West Orange, NJ); Andre Mariette & his wife Sheri Francis (Stony Point); her adored & cherished grandchildren- Xavier, Jaxon and Alexa, and many beloved family members & friends.
Darlene's family will receive friends and relatives at T.J. McGowan Sons Funeral Home, 71 N. Central Highway, Garnerville, NY on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 1-3:30 pm, with a service from 4-5 pm. A private cremation will follow.