Marguerite D. "Marnie" Eydt, 54, of Lewiston, died suddenly on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, in Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston.
Marnie was born Sept. 19, 1957, in Niagara Falls, the daughter of Marguerite (Sweeney) Farella of Niagara Falls and the late Dominic Farella. She was a graduate of Madonna High School, received her B.A. in criminal justice from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and her Master's Degree in education from Niagara University. Marnie moved to Lewiston from Niagara Falls in 1981 and married Victor E. Eydt on Oct. 1, 1983.
Marnie began her career as a teacher, home schooling children for seven years. Bedore Tours then employed her for nine years as a tour guide. Following that, for two years Marnie was an assistant director of a group home for Onesmiss Community Missions in Niagara Falls. Since September of this year, she has been the assistant director of the Lewiston Senior Center.
She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose, Chapter 1940 of Lower Niagara Moose Lodge 583, and attended St. Peter's R.C. Church in Lewiston. She was an avid reader and loved her many pets, especially her cats. Most of all, Marnie loved spending time with her family.
In addition to her mother, Marguerite, and her husband, Victor, she is survived by her sons, Victor J. Eydt of Niagara Falls and Kyle F. Eydt of Lewiston; two brothers, Joseph Farella of Niagara Falls and Michael Farella of Holly, Pa.; her mother-in-law, Elizabeth Eydt; her brothers-in-law, Ronald (Cammie) Eydt of Madisonville, Tenn., and Danny (Ellen) Eydt of Manchester, Tenn.; an aunt, Sister Jude Marie Sweeney of Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada; and many cousins, nieces and nephews who will dearly miss her.
Friends may call at Hardison Funeral Home, North Fourth and Ridge streets, Lewiston, on Tuesday, from 3 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m. in St. Peter's R.C. Church, 600 Center St., Lewiston, with the Rev. Michael Zuffoletto officiating. (Please assemble at church). Flowers are gratefully declined.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13270-3049.