Marie Jane Legrand, 89 years of age, passed away Sept. 14, 2010. Marie was born in Bryn Mawr, Pa. She grew up on the Main Line with her sister Lee and brother Frank.
Marie met her husband of 65 years at a military party and married Frank six months later. Marie and Frank lived in Newport Beach for 58 years and spent many long weekends in Palm Desert.
Marie loved to play golf and bridge with her friends, was known for her Sunday night dinners, Italian cooking, dancing the night away and spending time with her grandchildren.
Marie is survived by her loving husband, Frank; daughter, Lynda and husband Danny Bibb; son, Gary and wife Carol Legrand; six grandchildren, Lindsay Bibb, DJ Bibb, Kristy Bibb, Kyle Legrand, Sara Legrand and Nicole Legrand; sister Lee Gilboy and brother Frank Santone.
We will dearly miss Marie’s humor and all her love and devotion.
A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 29, 2010, and services will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 30, 2010, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Balboa Island. A celebration of life will follow from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Big Canyon Country Club.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in the memory of Marie J. Legrand to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 811 W. Evergreen Ave. Ste. 303, Chicago, Illinois 60642 or www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org.