Marie Helene Gibney Robertazzi

June 22, 1936 April 5, 2013

Marie Helene Gibney, 76, Laurel, Md., passed away April 5, 2013, at the Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Md.

She was born in Newark, N.J., daughter of the late James A. and Helen Gibney.

She leaves behind her devoted husband, Michael Robertazzi; three stepchildren: Rita Robertazzi, Michelle Moneski and Michael J. Robertazzi; two grandchildren: Jordan Moneski and Caroline Robertazzi; a sister, Adele Baron; and nieces and nephews.

Marie earned a Ph.D. from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., in 1978. She became director of admissions at Notre Dame of Maryland University and later was hired at Georgetown University as associate vice president for academic affairs. She retired from Georgetown after many years. After retirement, Dr. Gibney served as interim vice president of Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Marie Helene was honored by the Order Sons of Italy in America for her work with the Italian Choir. She received the Ameritan Award in 2005. She and Michael had been married for 10 years, and she enjoyed entertaining at family gatherings and social events at their home.

A private committal service will be held at Calvary Cemetery.

Local arrangements are by Santella Funeral Home.