Sclafani, Marie Ann
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Apr. 18, 1928 - Jan. 2, 2014
Marie Ann Sclafani was called home to our Lord on January 2, 2014. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and lived in Venice and Sarasota. Marie, a gifted artist since childhood, attended The Pratt Institute in New York and participating in many local community art shows taking first prize many occasions. Marie worked as a graphic artist and taught her own ceramic art classes. She was an avid traveler making many visits to her beloved Italy. Many of her works depicted her experiences abroad. Marie was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Gus Francis Sclafani. Marie was an outstanding loving wife and mother. She will be missed dearly for her knowledge, wit, love and support of her family. She is survived by her daughter Lorraine, daughter Janet Sclafani Lovesky (Richard), son Steven (Sherri), granddaughters Brielle and Justine, great granddaughter Olivia, sister Patricia Olsen, in-laws Lawrence and Marie Sclafani, nephews Salvatore Sclafani and Philip Olsen, nieces Kathleen Benanti and Christi Guess. Services will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014 11:00 am at Epiphany Cathedral. Burial will be private at Sarasota National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Sarasota Health and Rehabilitation, 1524 East Avenue South, Sarasota 34239 or Tidewell Hospice, Inc., 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota 34238 for the compassionate and personal care they so lovingly gave in her final weeks of life. Ewing Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Herald Tribune from Jan. 26 to Jan. 27, 2014