East Longmeadow - Marion M. Marazzi, 98, passed away on October 9, 2021 with family by her side. Marion was born and grew up in Lee as the only child of Marion (Garrity) and William Finnegan. She was a pioneer in her day. After graduating high school, she helped where she could to support the WWII efforts, and then continued her education at Pittsfield General Hospital, becoming a Registered X-Ray Technician. She then began her career; as a single woman traveled to Bridgeport, Connecticut and Providence, Rhode Island eventually ending up in Springfield Massachusetts as Chief Technician at Wesson Memorial Hospital. After taking time off to raise her children, she returned to the Wesson and capped off a 30 year career in the office of Orthopedist Hammond Collins. She married Joseph A. Marazzi and they began their own family in East Longmeadow, where she lived for 60 years. Marion was a devoted wife and mother who took care of the family. She worried about everyone, being the consummate supporter of her children and grandchildren. She had a wonderful sense of humor and truly loved her family. She was a member of the former St. Joseph’s Church in East Longmeadow and the St. Anne’s Society, then a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Springfield, as well a member of UNICO Women’s Auxiliary.
Marion is predeceased by her husband Joseph, who passed away in 1990. She leaves her family to cherish her memory: sons, Joseph and his wife Carole Marazzi of Middletown, DE, William and his wife Lynn Marazzi of Walpole, MA, and Mary Lynn Cecilia of Harrisburg, PA; grandchildren, Lauren Hinson and her husband Taylor, Rachel Thornton and her husband Patrick, Keri Cecilia and Rob Ferris, Dan Cecilia and Adam Marazzi; great-grandchildren, Liam, James and Mia. Besides her parents and husband, Marion was predeceased by her son-in-law Paul Cecilia, Jr.
Services to honor Marion will be on Friday, October 15, 2021 beginning with visiting hours from 9:00-10:00am at Forastiere Smith Funeral & Cremation on 220 N. Main Street in East Longmeadow; with a procession to St. Patrick’s Church in Springfield for 11:00am Liturgy of Christian Burial. Burial will follow in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Springfield. For more information or to leave an online condolence on Marion’s eternal tribute, please visit www.forastiere.com.