Muriel DiGirolamo

Jul 05, 2017
Muriel DiGirolamo

Camden — On a beautiful sunny afternoon, July 2, 2017, Maria Anneliese Muriel DiGirolamo passed away quietly in her bed at Quarry Hill in Camden, with friends and family always near.

Born Nov. 5, 1930, daughter of German immigrants, she journeyed to their homeland to spend her early years at her grandparents' lilac farm, which instilled in her an appreciation for beauty and a lifelong irresistible urge to travel.

At age 6, she returned to be with her parents in Clark, N.J. Beginning her school years first with the task of learning English, Muriel became an accomplished cellist and then turned her attention to art, philosophy and spirituality.

Long a wanderer and known for her traveler's curiosity, Muriel saw the sights of the world and met its people. She would often go on road trips north, south, east, and west, sometimes with her children and later with her grandchildren.

As a young mother, Muriel found her passion and an avenue for self-expression in oil painting and pursued it at Fleisher Art School in Philadelphia. At age 40 she attended Rutgers University to receive a degree in sociology. In her prolific life as a painter, she was captivated by landscapes, homes and still lifes.

Muriel will join her late husband, Guido, and their son, Michael. She is survived by her sister, Irene Abt; sons Mark, Peter and his wife, Nancy; daughter Michele; their children, and Michael’s son, Jacob.

Forever social and willing to stop and appreciate the simple and the beautiful, Muriel reminds us all that the world is, and always will be, more than we are giving it credit for.

She will be dearly missed.

For anyone wishing to donate in Muriel’s name the family is recommending Safe Passage. (

There will be an informal graveside service held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 6, at Seaview Cemetery, Russell Avenue, Rockport.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at longfuneralhomecamden. Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home, Camden.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Steven D Bryant | Jul 06, 2017 14:14

Your mom was always an inspiration when we were growing up. Have known the family

almost 50 years. Great folks. My condolences.

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