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Marceil A. "Mimi" Letts
July 7, 2019 - September 15, 2019
Former Mayor of Parsippany
Service Date: September 19, 2019
In Lieu of Flowers: Parsippany Child Day Care Center 300 Baldwin Road Parsippany, NJ 07054
Obituaries » Marceil A. "Mimi" Letts
Marceil “Mimi” Letts passed away on Sunday September 15, 2019 She was 80.
Mimi was born in Pittsburgh in 1939, one of five children of Cecelia and Robert Fleming. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1961 with a major in mathematics and went into the computer industry, working for the computer division of RCA where she met her husband,Howard. They were married in 1963 and three sons Howard, Robert and Eric.
Mimi and Howard lived in Pittsburgh, then Maryland and in 1967 came to Parsippany where Mimi became active in local activities.She served on the township Planning Board, was President of the Board of Directors of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Senior Citizen Housing Corp.(which built and manages the Brookside Senior Complex), served on the Zoning Board of Adjustment and was a member of the of the Parsippany Historical Society and the Kiwanis Club. In addition, she was a member of the NJ Highlands Council and Morris Tomorrow.
Mimi continued her career in technology once her children were in school, designing and implementing large scale computer applications for major corporations.
She ran unsuccessfully in 1985 for Parsippany town council and in 1993 for mayor. She was elected Mayor of Parsippany in 1994 and served until she retired at the end of 2005.
Mrs. Letts is survived by her husband of 56 years Howard, her sons Howard of Charleston SC, Robert and his wife Kim of Marietta GA, Eric and his wife Allissa of Jupiter FL and 7 grandchildren,Diana, Victoria, Abigail, Zachary, David, Alexander and Rebecca. She is also survived by her brother David Fleming of Cocoa Beach FL, sisters Patricia Cohick of Williamsport, PA and Kathleen Loriso of Clinton PA.
Relative and friends are invited to attend her Liturgy of Christian Burial to be offered at 9:30am on Thursday September 19, 2019 at St. Christopher R.C.Church. 1050 Littleton Road, Parsippany. Entombment: Gate of Heaven Cemetery,East Hanover. Visitation: Wednesday from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at the Par-Troy Funeral Home 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany (973) 887-3235. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to Parsippany Child Day Care Center. 300 Baldwin Road Parsippany, NJ 07054.