Marlisse Reina

October  21st, 1984 April  3rd, 2024
Monrovia, California
Marlisse Reina

Thanks for the Memories!

Our fighter...

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Marlisse Reina, who left us on April 3, 2024, at the age of 39. Marlisse was a beloved wife, daughter, and friend to many.

Born on October 21, 1984, Marlisse's passion for teaching science and inspiring her students was unmatched. She was a dedicated educator who truly cared about the success and well-being of her students. Her enthusiasm for learning and exploring the world was contagious, and she encouraged others to do the same.

Marlisse was a world traveler who had a thirst for discovering new cultures and experiences. From participating in paintball matches to engaging in food fights, Marlisse lived life to the fullest and checked off numerous items on her bucket list through her life and travels.

Despite her illness, Marlisse fought bravely and never let it dampen her spirit. She continued to push herself to experience all that life had to offer and never took a single moment for granted. Her kindness, selflessness, and zest for life will be remembered by all who knew her.

Marlisse is survived by her loving husband Brock Milhorn, as well as her devoted parents Marty and Lisa Reina. She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the scholarship fund in her name, detailed on this page, or to any ovarian cancer charity of your choice in Marlisse's honor. May her memory live on in the hearts of those who cherished her. Rest in peace, Marlisse.



Memories with Mar

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June 5, 2024
Hey honey... had a rough day yesterday missing you. Did some searching and found the KTLA News piece. Also watched that hunky bastard husband of yours sing the National Anthem at Dodgers stadium. Great hair and pipes, I hate him more now. 😄
The celebrations for you were So Beautiful. You'd be proud. Everyone chipped in and did a Wonderful job, out of Love for you.
Miss your smile, giggle and humor much.
See ya soon sweetie. Love Uncle Freddy.
Uncle Fred
May 30, 2024
Marlisse - You are the kindest, sweetest, most beautiful human ever. Thank you for making me feel like another cousin, always. I'll miss you forever.
Kirsten Carse Graham
May 28, 2024
We love you Marlisse!
Nico Cianfrocca
May 27, 2024
West coast visit and at my parents in Pa after my sisters wedding
Tony Ciaccia
May 27, 2024
From our visit to West Coast.
Tony Ciaccia
May 21, 2024
My beautiful LeeLee, there is a hole in my heart that can only be filled by your bright light. I will think of you everyday and forever miss you, love u
Auntie Andi
May 14, 2024
I’ll love and miss you forever LeeLee ❤️❤️
Theresa Sica
May 14, 2024
Thank YOU my sweet hunna...for the MEMORIES. I will hold you in my heart always, in all ways. ADMV
Brock Milhorn

Family tree

Lawrence J. Reina
Madeline A. Chiuppi Reina
Frederick A. Cianfrocca
Boenta Pierce Cianfrocca
Marty Reina
Lisa Reina
Brock Milhorn
Brock Milhorn
Marlisse Reina


What was Marlisse's favorite Quote or Saying?
Favorite quote: “Thanks for the memories!”
What was Marlisse's favorite Music / Song?
Favorite Music: In collaboration with Marlisse’s closest family and friends, we have built out a playlist of Marlisse’s favorite music called “Leelee’s Jams”, which is publicly available on Spotify.  We invite you to download the playlist to enjoy some of Marlisse’s favorite music while thinking of happy memories with her. 
What was Marlisse's favorite Drink?
Favorite drink: Whiskey Sour
What was Marlisse's favorite Drink?
Favorite shot: pickle back 
What was Marlisse's favorite Food or Dish?
Favorite food: Italian Food


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Marlisse was an inspiring and powerful science teacher, touching the lives of hundreds of students, and encouraging the next generation of science scholars. 
In honor of our beloved Leelee, we invite you to contribute to a cause that was near and dear to her heart. Your generous donation will serve as a meaningful tribute, perpetuating the spirit of Marlisse by supporting a meaningful cause. A scholarship will be awarded annually in Marlisse’s name to a distinguished female senior science scholar through the Soroptimist International of Covina-West Covina.
Together, let us continue the legacy of compassion and inspiration for our next generation of female science scholars that Marlisse embodied throughout her life. 

**The family is still working on allowing donations through the website. In the meantime, donations can be made through Venmo to @SI-Covina-WC. Please note in your comments that the donation is for the Marlisse Reina Scholarship Fund.

Checks are also accepted by mail to: 
PO Box 301
Covina, CA 91723

All donations are tax deductible - Tax ID 23-2154856.
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