Published in the June 25, 2019 edition.
Born on May 28, 1982, Marissa was the daughter of Cheryl Jenkins and her husband Tony of North Reading and Salvatore Mancuso of New Hampshire.
She was the wife of Marc Leone and the adoring and loving mother of her boys, Shawn Anthony Leone and Michael James White.
She was also the sister of Heather Foley-Cuevas of New Hampshire and the step-sister of Lucy Creek and her husband Rob, Oliver Jenkins and Matthew Jenkins, all of the United Kingdom. Marissa is also survived by many uncles, aunts, cousins and extended family and friends.
Marissa was an aspiring makeup artist who had a smile and beautiful sparkle in her eyes that would light up any room she entered. She loved and was a member of the Granite United Christian Church in Haverhill. Marissa also loved the beach, ocean and her family cottage that she considered her happy place. All those that knew and loved her will miss her terribly.
Relatives and friends were invited to share memories with Marissa’s family on Monday, June 24 at the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St., North Reading. Her funeral Mass was held at St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter St. (Rte. 62), North Reading on Tuesday, June 25. Interment was held in Riverside Cemetery, North Reading.