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Eleanor Marie Hyman

1936 - 2021


Marie Hyman passed away May 10, 2021 at the age of 84. She joined the love of her life, husband David who left this world 11 years ago. Marie's life was hardly boring. Few people knew that Marie broke Elvis Presley’s heart. They dated when she was young and he fell for her hard... when she broke up with him for the love of another, he wrote a song called “Marie” for her. It became one of Elvis’ top 30 hits... lucky David. Marie was a talented theater actress appearing in many local plays, as well as off-Broadway in New York City. She was a beautiful singer and piano player. Frankly, she was great at whatever she did. But more than all else, she was devoted to her family. She stood by her husband’s side through good times and bad. She taught her daughters how to be strong, independent women. Her favorite saying to her girls was that no matter what the challenge, “you always come through.” Marie was also one of the funniest people God put on this earth and was most giving. She always put others before herself and was there to listen and comfort those who needed it. Her laughter, devotion and generosity will stay with us all. She is survived by the two people she loved most, her daughters Julia Marie Hyman Tomala and Jennifer Claire Hyman. Our hearts are broken but you will always be inside of us. Be at peace, momma. We love you.


Private graveside services were held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, 3607 N. Armenia Avenue, Tampa FL 33607.

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Anne Elozory

May 15, 2021 6:09 PM

Marie was a good wife and good mother always. She took great care of David and Jennifer.
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Trisha & Wayne Thomas

May 18, 2021 11:57 AM

Marie was my first cousin. Our fathers were brothers and both spent their entire careers with The Tampa Tribune. I was 9 years younger than Marie so we did not spend much time together. I’m proud to read of her many accomplishments and happy life with David and their daughters I extend my deepest sympathies to Julia and Jennifer. With love, Trisha Hussey Thomas and husband Wayne Thomas

Jimmy Dent

May 18, 2021 9:17 AM

I met Marie while working for Simon Schwartz. She was a bright spot of our day on Friday morning when she would come in to shop. Even though I haven’t seen Marie in forty years I will always remember her kindness.


May 17, 2021 1:51 PM

I remember how much my mother, Pat Corwin, loved playing tennis with Marie in the 70's.  She'd always return home laughing about something Marie had said.

Eugene A Alford

May 16, 2021 9:52 AM

Marie has left this world a better place than the one she was born into. My heart is heavy with grief at the loss of such a great friend. She had such a zest for life, always finding humor in everyday struggles. She loved her daughters with such passion and devotion. May she and David be joined in heaven. Amen.

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