Niagara Gazette

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October 12, 2013

Elaine E. Marra

NIAGARA FALLS — Elaine E. (Ciraolo) Marra, 76, of Niagara Falls, NY, died on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at     Schoellkopf Health Care Facility in Niagara Falls, NY. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Josephine (Gallina) Ciraolo.

Elaine was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, NY and attended local schools. On November 30, 1957, she married Joseph R. "Peppy" Marra at St. Joseph Church in Niagara Falls, NY. Mr. Marra predeceased her on August 31, 1995. Elaine worked for Dr. James Murphy and later for Dr. Salvatore LaTona for eight years. In 1996 she retired as a housekeeper from N.F. Memorial Medical Center after ten years of service. In her leisure time she enjoyed crocheting. Elaine was very close with her sisters and her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren who were the "light of her life."

Mrs. Marra is survived by four children, Joseph R. (Carole) Marra of Sanborn, NY; David V. Marra of Niagara Falls, NY; Sharon Marie Marra of Phoenix, AZ; Carolyn (John) Marra Herowski of Niagara Falls, NY, and was predeceased by one son, Michael Marra. Survivors also include two grandchildren, Joseph Rocco Marra IV and Jacob Matthew Marra; one sister, Mary (late Henry) Corsaro of Niagara Falls, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by two brothers and three sisters, Fred (late Mary) Ciraolo, Veronica "Freda" (late William) Corsaro, Josephine (Joseph of Lewiston, NY) Magliarditi, Samuel (late Grace) Ciraolo and Jeanette (late  Anthony "Dick" R.) Laurri.

There will be no prior visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, November 2nd, at 12 Noon in Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph at St. Joseph Church, 1413 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1650 South Avenue, Ste. 100, Rochester, NY 14620. Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304.

Visit www.mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online guest register.

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