Marilyn Kistner

Marilyn Kistner

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Marilyn Kistner of Park Avenue in Verona, “Mimi” to her beloved
family, passed away Monday surrounded by her loved ones.

Marilyn, a Verona resident for 54 years was loved for her kind,
caring, and generous spirit. She was happiest spending time with her
many friends and her family. She loved Verona Park, Los Angeles
Dodgers spring training in Vero Beach, FL., knitting baby blankets,
and her crossword puzzles. She was most proud of her four
grandchildren and never missed a chance to be with them.

Born Marilyn Jean Zingalli on Sept. 4, 1935 to Anthony and Benadetta
Zingalli of Walnut Parkway in Montclair, Marilyn and her younger
sister Evelyn Haas of Point Pleasant grew up in Montclair, with
Marilyn graduating Montclair High School in 1953.

After marrying lifelong Verona resident Kenneth Kistner in 1962, the
couple moved to their first home in Verona on Franklin St. and then to
Park Avenue, where together they happily lived the last 40 years.
Throughout the years Marilyn could often be seen around the baseball
fields of Verona supporting ‘Kenny,’ who served as the town’s longtime
American Legion coach.

A wonderful mother to Douglas Kistner of Verona and Karyn Doran of
Summit, Mimi’s lasting legacy will be her limitless love and devotion
to her four equally devoted grandchildren Natalie, Kevin and Wade
Kistner of Verona and Lyla Doran of Summit.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donatios to the Verona Resque Squad, 12 Church St, Verona NJ, 07044
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 4th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, August 4th, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Caggiano Memorial
    62 Grove St
    MONTCLAIR, NJ 07042
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, August 5th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, August 5th, 2019 10:00am
    Our Lady of the Lake Church
    26 Lakeside Ave
    VERONA, NJ 07044
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Chris/Kelly Boyette and kids

Posted at 04:11pm
Marilyn- you will be missed dearly. your kind soul and friendly demeanor were always a pleasure to be around. your thoughtfulness was always appreciated, and we still have all the precious blankets your crafted for
our children. we love you and will you again someday. keep
passing on those positive vibes up there.

Jennifer Rinaldi

Posted at 12:27pm
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Marilyn. We always enjoyed spending time with Marilyn when we would attend parties and events together at her cousin's, Elaine and Mike. Marilyn was a kind and gentle person. Our deepest condolences are being sent to the Kistner family. Rest In Peace sweet Marilyn. Jennifer & Anthony Rinaldi

Jaime Kolich Carlucci

Posted at 11:27am
I just heard about the passing of Marilyn. My condolences to the Kistner Family. She was the most radiant, sweetest and kind woman. I ran into her about a year and half ago in Walgreens with my then infant daughter and she said she was going to make her a baby blanket. A little while later my brother calls me saying that Marilyn made a baby blanket for my daughter and she gave it to her granddaughter to give to him to get to me. It was so very sweet of her !! Such a beautiful soul ! May she Rest In Peace .
Jaime Kolich Carlucci

Bill Kennedy

Posted at 05:20pm
Kenny & Family,

I just learned of Marilyn's passing, and I am saddened by this news. The Kennedys -- the late Kathy Kennedy, myself and my sons, Bill, Dave and Rich -- have so many happy memories of things done with the Kistners. From American Legion baseball to conversing at The Grasshopper, the Kennedys and Kistners have lots of joy to reflect upon.

Marilyn Zingali Kistner -- may she rest in peace.

Marilyn O’Gorman

Posted at 04:15pm
This is in memory of my dear friend who I am already missing so much.
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