Marcella “Marcie” Nerini, a long-time resident of Imperial Beach, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2020 at the age of 95. At the time of her death, Marcie had lived in Imperial Beach for 75 years.
She was born Aug. 2, 1924, in Tucumcari, New Mexico. In her youth, Marcie spent time with the Sisters of Mother Cabrini, which fostered a deep faith and trust in God’s will. She retained this love of God her whole life.
Marcie fondly remembered nights dancing the jitterbug with Robert “Jiggs” Nerini, her husband of 58 wonderful years. She also treasured time spent with her loving family. Her children and grandchildren meant the world to her. She was unfailingly kind and patient to all that knew her.
She was preceded in death by Robert, her sweetheart and loving provider, in 2007.
Marcie is survived by her daughters, Barbara Nerini and Tina (Alan) Mashburn; her grandchildren, Greg (Nikki) Mashburn, Laura (Gaetano) Bologna, and Julie Mashburn; and her brother James Rodarte.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cabrini Mission Foundation.