Marie Bianco, 96, a long-time resident of Darien, died on Saturday, May 16 with her family by her side. She was born September 30, 1918 in New Canaan to Arturo and Maria Montella Chiappinelli. Marie worked in the Stamford real estate business for many years employed by Cable Realty and later by Davidoff Realty before she retired. She has been active in the Darien Senior Center for over 25 years

Marie is survived by four sons, Charles Bianco Jr. and his wife, Patricia of Flower Mound, Texas, Stephen Bianco of Flower Mound, Texas, Richard Bianco and his wife Milene of Washington, D.C and Robert and Sarita Bianco of Darien. She is also survived by grandchildren Melanie Ofenloch and her husband John, Chuck Bianco, Brian Bianco and his wife Caitie, Shelby Bianco, Austin Bianco, Isabella Bianco and Robert Bianco Jr. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren Morgan and Charlotte. She was also survived by many nieces and nephews as well.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband Charles Bianco, a son Donald Bianco, a daughter-in-law Angela Bianco as well as all her brother and sisters.

Friends and family may call at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820 from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 22. A procession will be leaving the funeral home on Saturday, May 23, at 9:15 a.m. and proceed to St John’s Catholic Church at 1986 Post Road Darien, CT where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM followed by interment at St John’s Catholic Cemetery on Hoyt Street, Darien.

Memorial donations can be made to Darien EMS Post 53, PO Box 2066 Darien, CT 06820.

— by The Darien Times