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Marie Randazzo

September 26, 1945 ~ February 01, 2024

Marie Randazzo, aka Marusha Wowdia, 78, of Palm Bay, Florida, died at home from pneumonia on Thursday, February 1, 2024.
An immigrant from the Ukraine and Germany, Marie came to the States in 1957 with her mom and sister. They came through Ellis Island and ultimately settled in Lynn, Massachusetts.
She made a huge splash in the local social circles meeting and dating many celebrities like Phil Esposito and Derek Sanderson of the Boston Bruins pro hockey team and Brian Hyland and BJ Thomas in the music world.
Marie was very business-minded, opening several beauty salons and nightclubs. During this time, she met and married her first husband, Joe Randazzo. They had a daughter, Lisa, and Marie proceeded to settle into family life.
Ultimately she got divorced and met her second husband James Crago. Crago, being a private eye, teamed up with Marie and they became local celebrities in Plantation, Florida being featured on PM Magazine as the “Real Life Hart to Hart.”
After splitting with Crago she met Frank Hendricks in a debt consolidation telemarketing room and they dated almost immediately and became life partners.
Before Marie got sick with Parkinson’s Disease, she set sales records at several of the places she worked at with Frank. Her talents knew no bounds.
Despite dealing with Parkinson’s, she opened her own new age store called Marusha’s Treasures that was a huge success.
In the last couple of years Marie has battled dementia but was fortunately able to be home with Frank when she passed.
Frank extends his gratitude to everyone who touched Marie’s life along her journey.
She is survived by Frank and her Grandson Sean Randazzo.
Cremation took place at Millennium Cremations in Palm Bay, Florida.


Frank Hendricks

February 14, 2024, 2:38 pm

Words cannot express how much you impacted my life. You were and are a force of nature. If I had a nickel for every time someone said, “I can’t believe how strong she is!”. That went for your physical strength and of course your emotional and spiritual strength. Your fight to live and to never give up on getting better never faded right up to your dying breath. I am in awe of you and i draw inspiration from you every single minute of every single day.
I will forever be grateful for all the time we were able to spend together these last three years. Having you home with me was all that mattered. It was my extreme honor to take care of you and marvel at the way you constantly overcame the odds. I believe i became a better man because of you during this time. You inspired me to work harder, to never ever give in, to treat each day like a gift, and to never take my health for granted.
You were so talented in so many ways and i totally understood how you felt being trapped in your own body with the Parkinsons. But boy did you fight.
I will never forget what we shared and will continue to share. You are my soulmate and I long for the day that we’ll be together again. The pain of not having you here is unlike anything I’ve ever imagined but I’m trying. I know you wouldn’t want me to give up. I’ll hold on to that as strongly as i can.
From the moment I laid eyes on you at the job in 1990 till our last day together here on earth just 2 short weeks ago, you were my everything. Through our highs and lows our bond grew stronger and stronger.
Through the years and especially the last three years we were both so grateful for all the support we had from friends, CNA’s, nurses, doctors and ultimately hospice. You had the best support and I know you felt it. You were loved and admired.
I know you’re with your mom and your daughter Lisa and let’s not forget your furry best friend Wally. Knowing you’re all finally together warms my heart.
I say goodbye for now till we’re together again. I feel you’ll be watching after me and guiding me in every decision I make. I love you with every fiber of my being Marusha. Godspeed.

Pam Adams

February 14, 2024, 6:56 pm

You were inspiring in your spirit to conquer and overcome your illness. I so enjoyed exploring cookie recipes you could enjoy! One of my fondest and funniest memories was you not believing the cookies were yellow from farm fresh eggs and not from food coloring!!! I loved that innocence and your stubbornness that you were the correct one. Enjoy your peaceful journey. You deserve it.

Kristine Kikta

February 15, 2024, 12:18 am

I am glad that I got to know you. You were a wonderful person. I will also remember you. The times that we played cards and that you were a sore loser. All the talks that we had. I am glad that you came back here even if it was for a short time. RIP.

Jill Burkeen

February 15, 2024, 2:36 am

Frank, I am so very sorry for your loss. Marusha was an incredible inspiration to me and so many others. She was stunningly beautiful, brave, courageous, strong and a super fighter. I always said if everyone was blessed to have a Marusha in their life the world would be a better place. She taught me so much and to never give up. I looked so forward each day hearing her response to me when I said hello to her on the phone. She impacted my life tremendously. I am so thankful to you Frank for you sharing your Marusha with me. I will always remember her as a incredible person. Marusha you are missed so much. Frank I pray for you to feel her presence daily. Rest easy sweet Marusha. ❤️

Robert Newmark

February 15, 2024, 3:51 am

Dear Frank,
The love and care you and Marusha shared has been an inspiration to myself and many others since I’ve known you both. Those who we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Knowing and watching you both taught me it’s not what we have in life but who we have in our life that matters. As you, I’m going to miss Marusha very much. I can’t help but think how blessed we all have been sharing a friendship with her. I am sending blessings and prayers out to both of you. Hang in there my brother.

Kevin Debbs

February 15, 2024, 4:15 pm

Dear Frank,

I’m so glad I was able to know Marusha through meeting you over the last few years . She was an incredibly strong person who stayed positive and happy in your care throughout these constant challenges. I will keep good thoughts and prayers for Marusha , you and the Randazzo family. We are reminded every day how short and fragile life is so may god bless her and embrace her every day forward.

Tammy Jo Diaz

February 15, 2024, 5:53 pm

Marusha I am so glad I was apart of your’s and franks life,Marusha it was my pleasure taking care of you .We had some awesome conversations,and I truly loved you with all my heart.Rest In peace my beautiful friend

Octavioua Holmes

February 15, 2024, 6:23 pm

Frank, It was a pleasure working with Marusha for the first three months as her caregiver and I admire how you took great care of her and the people that cared for her as well. She was a beautiful woman that fought hard and never gave up and it was a pleasure welcoming me into y’all home as it was my home as well every time I came Marusha and you will always be in my heart. Sleep in peace Beautiful ️

Kathy Teterus

February 15, 2024, 8:18 pm

Dear Frank,
I think about the calls I had with Marusha with you by her side. She had a way about her that lit up the day and the conversation. She was an angel with so many special qualities, and the strong bond of love that you both shared was undeniable. Sending you all the love, prayers, and friendship today and always. Peace be with you and Marusha. Blessings


February 15, 2024, 9:57 pm

Marusha was one of my favorites to see every single day, as she always had a smile on her face and welcoming look in her eyes! I met her and Frank working where she was staying. I worked many hours at that time and I can’t count how many hours that they were side by side as I worked doubles. True love never leaves your heart and seeing true love right before your eyes doesn’t either. Her eyes LIT UP when he walked in and I know she will be happy in Heaven having such a great person to meet her later. I love you both. I’m so sorry for loss, Frank. My prayers are with you and right up to Heaven with Her.

Harmon Bennett

February 16, 2024, 10:08 pm

Marusha, I had the great honor of playing music for you on the weekends for a short few years. You lit up the whole music area with your radiance and beauty. It was a pleasure to walk life’s road alongside you for a little time. Rest in peace, and much love to Frank.

Marian Finehirsh

March 1, 2024, 10:19 pm

Marusha, you were such an amazing person and I’m so thankful our paths crossed! I loved listening to the stories of your life and your adventures! Despite having Parkinson’s you always had a smile on your face. Frank, you gave Marusha the strength to fight on and I’m so thankful to you! What a beautiful couple! Marusha , rest in peace, you are free!! Heaven has gained an Angel. I will truly miss you.

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