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.
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