Marie M. Hoerle
Marie Madeline Hoerle, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2022. She was born in Rochester, NY on August 25, 1916. Marie is predeceased in death by her parents and her husband.
After completing high school, Marie attended Rochester Business Institute and upon graduation took a job at a CPA firm in New York City. While in New York, she met and married the love of her life, Hans Hoerle. During WWII, Hans served in the U.S. Army and Marie took a position teaching English in Turkey. After the war, Hans and Marie enjoyed a quiet life, traveling on occasion, especially enjoying ocean cruises. Due to Hans’ love of the sea, in retirement they resided in or near cities close to the coast, finally settling in Palm Bay, Florida.
Marie was an avid reader, favoring historical and political biographies, and maintained an up-to-date interest in current affairs. In the past several years, she read over 500 books! She had a sharp wit and inquisitive mind. She lived simply and maintained a regimen of exercise and moderate diet. She never learned to drive an automobile, but she knew all the pertinent bus routes and schedules that helped get her to various appointments. And if the walk wasn’t too far away, at age 95, she could often be seen “hoofing it” on Babcock Street in Melbourne.
Thrifty by nature, she only purchased exactly what was needed and took careful measure of her income and expenses. At the same time, she was a true philanthropist and enjoyed supporting local health and education charities whose work touched her heart. Her legacy will live on through the many people touched by her kindness and generosity.
When asked, she attributed her longevity to faith, a strong constitution, and a willingness to accept and adapt to health challenges or other circumstances beyond her control. She was an inspiration who will be remembered and missed by her friends and caregivers.
A Celebration of Life service will be held February 22, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Fountainhead Memorial Park, Palm Bay. Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Special thanks go out to the nurses and staff at Life Care Center of Melbourne. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marie’s memory to The William Childs Hospice House, c/o Health First Foundation, 1350 S. Hickory Street, Melbourne, FL 32901 or to Space Coast Discovery, 3790 Dairy Rd. Melbourne, FL 32904