THORPE, Marie Eletta Lazzuri,
73, of Mechanicsville, passed peacefully on November 11, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Anthony Thorpe III; mother, Marion Cowardin Lazzuri; father, Anselmo "Fred" Lazzuri; and sister, Barbara Stanley. She is survived by her sister, Kathy Bosch; brother, Fred Lazzuri; sister-in-law, Jan Lazzuri; son, James Anthony Thorpe IV; daughter-in-law, Laura Biddlestone Thorpe; and her granddaughters, Emily Olivia Thorpe and Abigale Rose Thorpe. She is also survived by many other friends and family members that love her deeply. Her greatest love was her family and her granddaughters. She loved scenic landscapes and sharing the journey to get there with her friends and family. Her favorite times of year were the holidays when she could spend them with her family and friends. She touched our hearts in so many ways; we will miss her and remember always. The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bliley’s-Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Road, where a Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, November 17, at 3 p.m. Interment is private. Memorial contributions can be made to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.