Marion Joyce Deal

April 10, 1933 - January 22, 2022

Marion Joyce Deal, 88, a resident of Cape Coral, formerly of Portage, MI, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2022 in Fort Myers.  She was born April 10, 1933 in Newburgh, NY to Raymond and Nellie Hopper, now deceased. 

Marion was of the Episcopalian faith.  She was an avid Bridge player and enjoyed outdoor activities with her husband and family. She was an accomplished and successful business woman who always made time for her loved ones. She belonged to the Episcopal Women’s Guild, Beta Sigma Phi and Women’s Republican Club. She had a style, class and a sense of humor that will always be remembered by those that met her.

She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Duane Deal of Cape Coral; two children, Michelle Deal of Cape Coral and Duane “DJ” Deal of Portage, MI; one brother, Robert Hopper of Newburgh, NY; three grandchildren, Zachary, Elijah and Ryan; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as Bravo the dog.

Marion was preceded in death by a grandson, Hans Deal; as well as five siblings.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd, Ft. Myers, FL 33916 with the family receiving friends from 1:00 PM until the time of service with Reverend Dan Gibson officiating.

Memorial Contribution in memory of Marion Deal are suggested to The Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor # 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Donna M Stout Jan 25, 2022 at 12:29 pm

    Marion was such a beautiful special lady. Her warm and friendly smile will be missed. Prayers for the family. 🙏🏻🌹❤️

  2. Patty and Barna Kane Jan 26, 2022 at 10:02 am

    I thought this was beautiful and something to ponder on…..
    from ‘Lessons taught by Life’

    You can shed tears because they are gone, or you can smile because they lived.
    You can close your eyes a d pray they will come back, or you can open your eyes and see all they have left for you. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see them, or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can rember only that they are gone, or you can cherish their memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind and fell empty, or you can do what they would want. Smile, open your heart, love and go on.

  3. Bob Rowe Jan 26, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    I am just heartbroken to hear of Marions passing. She and Duane have been wonderful friends of mine for over thirty years and have supported my music career and outreach to seniors in America since early on. Marion was a loving and gentle soul who loved her family and friends and her God to the fullest. I will be forever grateful for how she touched my life and the warm and wonderful memories i have of those years, and of Marion, will live in my heart forever and bring many a smile on a cold winter night. God bless you dear friend and may the peace of the living God be with you forever and those you leave behind!

  4. Michelle Deal Jan 26, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Mama you were my everything, I would not be the woman I am without you. You taught me to be kind and classy and true. You were there through my ups and downs, as I was for yours. You were always there for me. Family was everything with support and unconditional love. You will always be in my heart and memories forever. I love you forever and always. 💕
    Your Baby Girl

  5. Lorraine Arnold Jan 27, 2022 at 8:33 am

    What a blessing Marion has been to our family. There is no doubt that Marion has been the love and joy of my brother’s life.
    She has been kind and loving to our family and we have enjoyed her for 50+ years.
    I have been able to spend traveling days, park life and personal time with Marion over the last several years. These are wonderful memories to be cherished forever .

  6. Elizabeth Kuglitsch-Landikusic Jan 27, 2022 at 8:40 am

    Please know that my heart goes out to you Michelle, the boys and your father on the passing of an amazing human being. Your mother has the warmth and tenderness of an angel. Her kindness was amazing and you rarely see that theses days. I still remember all them times she would run with open arms to hold my son Niko. She would care for him like he was her own. I will always cherish that. Here is a little video I made of her:

  7. Jeanene Bowman Jan 27, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Remembering Marion is remembering her smile, her laugh and that “twinkle” she got in her eyes every time Duane told “tall tales” or pulled a prank on someone. I can still hear her saying “Oh, Duane” and then laughing. She so enjoyed life, loved so deeply, Such a beautiful lady, inside and out. We love you Marion, now & forever.

  8. Steve Root Jan 28, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    Michelle, Duane, and family,
    I am sorry to hear of Marion’s passing. I enjoyed seeing her at various functions around town. She was always a first class lady. May happy memories of her be with you all.
    Steve Root

  9. Patti and David Oakland Feb 1, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    Marion, you brought us light when it was dark. You shine so brightly.
    You brought us warmth from the cold. Smiles and laughter when we wanted to frown.
    Marion you spread love where ever you go. The angels will sing of your love.
    Most of all you showed us true faith. The power of faith. You showed us Jesus Christ lives in all of us. An example for us all to open our hearts and follow.
    We will miss you Marion but we know you are there. All we have to do is touch our hearts and think of you.
    We didn’t know, all the time you were alive, that we were hugging an real angel sent by Jesus Christ.

  10. Sherri Martin Feb 7, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Aunt Marion, you were such a Beautiful, Sweet,Loving,FUN Aunt,you are so special in so many ways and I am thankful to have many wonderful will be so missed, but Always in my Heart.

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