Marianne Agathe Radicia

Marianne Agathe Radicia

November 14, 1931 - April 16, 2008

Marianne Agathe Radicia

November 14, 1931 - April 16, 2008


Marianne Radicia
Born: November 14, 1931
Deceased: April 16, 2008

On April 16, 2008 the Lord called Marianne Radicia to his side. A special person here on earth, a special place in heaven would be set, just for her.

Marianne’s smile lit the room and her eyes twinkled like the sun’s rays upon tranquil waters. Marianne never sought reward for any deed. She gave selflessly, without question, to anyone who was in need. To those who knew Marianne Radicia the blessings of her presence will forever be missed but never forgotten.

To my father, she was not just a wife she was a soul mate. To me, she was more than a mother she was a teacher, healer, and above all else, my biggest fan. She was Oma to her granddaughters. But above all that, to so many people whom she crossed paths with, Marianne was not just a name, she was a friend, a caregiver, a confidant. But, as one very eloquent lady put it, my mother was a Saint. There was never a time when she placed her own needs, above those of others.

My mother always told me, ‘The Lord will never let you have more pain than you can handle’ before he calls you to his side. For many years I wondered just how true that was. I watched as crippling injuries and rheumatoid arthritis cruelly destroyed her.

On April 16, 2008, the Lord answered that question by calling my mother to his side. As she lay there in her passing, for the first time in two decades I saw her without pain and without suffering. Once again, my mother’s pain-riddled and disfigured body was whole, as the Lord had intended it.
In the wake of her death, Marianne leaves behind her beloved husband Louis Radicia, her son Anthony, his wife Christina and their two daughters, Ciarra and Chelsea. She also leaves behind her sister Antonie Bañuelos and Antonie’s adult children, Linda and Rigoberto Bañuelos.

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11 responses to Marianne Agathe Radicia

  1. Uncle Louie and Tony:
    We are both very sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of her laughing and of her good cooking. She was a special woman.

    Louie and Beth Caparelli

  2. Dear Uncle Louie and Tony,
    Our hearts go out to you. Aunt Marianne was a wonderful woman. Although I didn’t see her often enough, I have so many great memories of her. She was so kind and generous, and had a great sense of humor. She was also a fantastic cook. I will never forget her making couscous that summer when Nana, Nano and I visited you. We went to several markets to find the freshest produce and ingredients. Only the best would do. She truly put a lot of love into her meals. I also remember relaxing in the evenings on the couch with “Tante” Marianne being surrounded by all her beloved animals.
    But what I remember most vividly, and was distinctly aware of, even as a twelve year old, was the very special bond shared by Uncle Louie and Aunt Marianne. They were truly soulmates – I just didn’t know the word for it at the time.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love, Mary Kay, Roger, Ben and Christina

  3. Rose Wallace says:

    Dear Louie, Tony, and Family,

    Many have already mentioned Marianne’s fun-loving personality and generous spirit, and these are two of the things that I will also remember about her. Many years ago, she made our family’s transition to California much easier to deal with, and I will never forget her help. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in your loss.

    Rose May

  4. My deepest sympathies go out to the Radicia family. Marianne was truely one of a kind…I remember her well when I used to visit with my family. I have really great memories of her. It was a treat when she took me and my sis to the San Diego zoo for the 1st time and I still have the little Blue & white checkered blanket she made me for my doll. She was very creative…she was my godmother and she’ll be missed.

  5. Dear Uncle Louie and Tony,

    We are sorry to hear about the loss of Aunt Marianne. Like the rest of my family, I have vivid memories of visits to California as a youngster. Aunt Marianne was a wonderful host, giving and very generous. I still tell stories about her flaming desert dishes and her robust driving in her BMW.

    I know the last few years have not been easy, but rest assured she is in a much better place now.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Love, Dave, Lisa, Britt and Emily

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