Marianna Marcello, 88, a native of New Orleans and resident of Thibodaux, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until funeral time Wednesday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.
She is survived by her sons, C.J. Marcello Jr., Steven J. Marcello DDS and wife, Lie Ann, and William B. Marcello DVM and wife, Noreen; daughter, Cynthia M. Roppolo and husband, Joseph; sister, Rosemary Staehle; grandchildren, Toni Marcello Brinker, Justin Marcello, Christopher Marcello, Christy Marcello, Carli Marcello, Blake Marcello, Meghan Marcello Ray, Marianna Roppolo, and Amy Roppolo; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlo Joseph Marcello DVM; parents, John Staehle and Elvige Dansereau Elmer; and sisters, Dorothy Mae Goll and Elvige Yucis.
Marianna was an accomplished artist, using china and canvas as her mediums. Her life as well as her art was a delicate reflection of beauty. She was a past member of the New Orleans Porcelain Art Club, International Porcelain Art Teachers and past president of the New Orleans Branch of World Organization China Painters. In addition to her art, she was a teacher of knitting for the Thibodaux Recreation Department.
The family would like to thank her long term care givers, as well as Delta Home Health and St. Joseph Hospice, for their outstanding support and dedication over the past years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory may be made to: Community of St. Thomas Aquinas, Box 2051, University Station, Thibodaux, LA 70302 or
, Louisiana Chapter, Attn: Megan Bourg, 3445 N. Causeway, Metairie, LA 70002.
Landry's Funeral Home in Thibodaux is in charge of arrangements.
Landry's Funeral Home - Thibodaux
821 Canal Blvd. P.O. Box 470
Thibodaux, LA 70301
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Aug. 4 to Aug. 5, 2014