Marianne L. Chessick, September 7

By on September 11, 2023

The family of Marianne L. Chessick is deeply saddened to announce her passing September 7, 2023 in Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. Born in Essex County New Jersey March 28, 1944, Marianne was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Genevieve Zabludowski.

Marianne and husband, Eddie have resided happily in Manteo for decades. Marianne was a devoted Catholic wife and mother who ran a meticulous and welcoming home. For years, she was an active and joyful servant of God through several ministries in Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and beyond. In addition to her family and church, Marianne enjoyed serving patients as a popular medical receptionist with several local medical practices- including Dr. Johhny Farrow’s clinic in Manteo.

Marianne was funny, kind, honest, generous, and incredibly strong. She was one of several local long-term cancer patients who formed a close family of their own as they used humor and grit to endure several years of complex medical treatments.

In addition to her husband Edward L. “Eddie” Chessick of the Manteo home, Marianne is survived by their son Brian; two grandchildren, Connor and Brianna; one sister, Teresa “Teri” Anderson of Califon, New Jersey; her niece and nephew, Erin and Erik; great-nieces and great-nephews, Katelin, Megan, Declan, and Robbie; and numerous extended family members, her “circle of survivors” family, and countless neighbors and friends.

Eddie is honoring Marianne’s directives for cremation. As she requested; Marianne’s memorial mass will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Nags Head Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 11 am. Her remains will be laid to rest in the Town of Manteo that she loved and called home. Eddie would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and the medical staff that assisted Marianne throughout the past few years. Please share a word of love and grace with Eddie and the Chessick family at   Gallop Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).



  • Lori Copeland

    So sorry to hear of Marianne’s passing. We worked together at the medical center for many years. I have so many fond memories of her. She always had such a wonderful personality and keep me laughing. Later we would run into each other and catch up on family and life. At Christmas she made all these wonderful cookies she would bring to work. Cherish the beautiful memories your family shared together.

    Monday, Sep 11 @ 10:44 am
  • Charles Rocknak


    I am sorry to hear of your loss and my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

    Chris (Charles) Rocknak

    Tuesday, Sep 19 @ 1:51 pm