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EAST MORICHES, NY AND ABBOT, ME, Marie A. Potenziano, 70, died July 3, 2001 at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 5, 1930 in Hunnington, NY, daughter of Alexander and Anna (Finnizzia) Forte. She was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Benjamin Potenziano. Marie was dedicated to caring for her family. Everyone fortunate enough to know her was touched by her humor, warmth, and positive outlook on life. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and was an avid N.Y. Mets fan.

She is survived by her six children, Louise J. Finkle and her husband James of East Moriches, NY, Louis J. Potenziano and his wife, Jackie of Dade City, FL, Laura Auger and her husband Joseph of Abbot, ME, Lenora M. Williams and her husband Rusty of Kennebunk, Maine, Benjamin J. Potenziano and his wife Erika of Brewer, ME and Phillip Potenziano and his wife Karen of No. Yarmouth, ME; grandchildren, Louis J. Potenziano, Amanda M. Finkle, Eugene A. Finkle, Shane Priest, Owen Potenziano, Olivia Potenziano, Allie Potenziano and Benjamin J. Potenziano; three sisters, Dolores Gallo of SneadsFerry, N. C., Gilda Johnson of Lake Ronkonkoma, NY and Rose Collichio of Patchogue, NY. She will also be sadly missed by many special friends.

Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, July 6, from 7-9 PM at the Sinnickson Funeral Home, 203 Main St., Center Moriches, NY. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 am Sat. in Center Moriches, NY, with burial in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Local arrangements by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Guilford.

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