City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Ann Marco

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 74.
Died 06/17/2023.

Ann Marco
Ann Carbone Marco, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend went to her heavenly home on June 17, 2023, at the age of 74. After 4 ½ years of living with incurable Ovarian cancer, she died peacefully at home with her family by her side. Ann was a true hostess to the very end. She was welcoming to everyone. She lit up the room with love that beamed from within.
Ann was born March 16, 1949, in Brooklyn, NY to Jean and John Carbone. At age three, her family moved to Jacksonville, NC, and eventually settled in Raleigh, NC where they opened the Villa Capri and later the Casa Carbone restaurant. She was the oldest of five children. Ann attended Sacred Heart/Belmont Abbey College where she met and fell in love with her husband, Jim. They were married in 1972 and raised three beautiful daughters.
Professionally, Ann followed in her parents’ footsteps, in the food industry when she started a successful catering company. A few years later, she had the bold desire and courage to further her professional development as she trailblazed a career in the food sales industry. Ann was a well-respected sales executive for Macke Foods, Fancy Foods, Southern Foods, and US Foods. Through her grace, knowledge, and integrity, she was consistently recognized year after year for her sales achievements. More importantly, it was her kindness and genuine passion for helping others that superseded it all—this is where Ann mentored many in her field and fostered true lifelong friendships. She was referred to as “The patron saint of chefs in Raleigh.” Throughout her career and well into her retirement, Ann seized every opportunity to give back to the community. For over 25 years, she co-chaired the Interfaith Food Shuttle’s Taste of Hope and Blossoms of Hope fundraisers, which went to raise money to fight hunger in over seven counties.
Ann was a devout Catholic. Her faith was central to her being. She loved and lived her life for God and was a selfless servant. Ann was truly a beacon of light to all who knew her. She was active in the Women of Grace, Altar Guild, Thursday Theologians Bible Group, and chaired the Martha’s Ministry which provided meals for needy parishioners.
She leaves behind many friends and family who she has touched and enriched with her gracious love of God and community. In addition to her loving husband of nearly 51 years, she is survived by their three daughters: Jennifer (John) Prichard, Emily (Chase) Cameron, Julie (Travis) Finn, and seven grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings: Maria House, Gianine Carbone, and John Carbone. She is predeceased by her sister, Michele, and her parents, Jean and John Carbone.
The family expresses their deepest and sincerest thanks to Dr. James Parsons, Dr. Alisha Benner, Dr. Brittany Davidson, Dr. John Soper, Duke, and UNC Oncology and Transitions Hospice.
A memorial Mass celebrating Ann’s life will be held at 11 AM, Friday, June 30, 2023, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2718 Overbrook Dr., Raleigh, NC, 27608. The Mass will also be available via live stream at The Rosary will be prayed in the church preceding the Mass at 10:30 AM.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, where these funds will be used to establish a memorial ministry in Ann’s honor.

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Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


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Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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