Marie Claire Piccoli
Marie Claire Piccoli, 88, formerly of Columbia, New Jersey and recently of Nottoway County, Virginia, died Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Farmville, Virginia. She was born on April 18, 1930 in Ogdensburg, New Jersey to the late Michael Rattalino of San Damiano d’Asti, Italy and the late Mary Grace (Flanagan) Rattalino of Ogdensburg, New Jersey. She retired after 36 years as a Contract Specialist at Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, New Jersey. An excellent home cook and avid gardener, Marie cultivated heirloom tomatoes from seeds her father brought from Italy. Generations of plants produced “Marie’s Tomatoes,” which are now grown and sold throughout northern New Jersey. Marie was preceded in death by her brother, Paul Rattalino. She is survived by her sons, Phillip M. Miskovic and Michael Piccoli; and grandchildren Kelly A. Miskovic, Phillip G. Miskovic, and Frank R. Miskovic. A private service and internment will be held at St. Thomas Cemetery in Ogdensburg, New Jersey.