Marianne DeChellis


Marianne Mills DeChellis, 97, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 20, 1916, the daughter of George and Mabel Mills and the oldest of six sisters. She passed away on April 16, 2014 surrounded by the love of family and friends at Villa Scalabrini in Sun Valley. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Bob DeChellis, the love of her life, who passed away in 1999, and their son Carl. She is survived by her children, Mary Sima, Rick DeChellis, R. Michael (Kathy) DeChellis, Teena (Bob) Little, and Suzi (Brian) Weimer; 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and countless nieces and nephews, and two of her sisters.

Marianne moved to California with her family in 1946 where they settled in Glendale. In 1958 they relocated to Sherman Oaks and Marianne became an active member of her new parish, St. Francis de Sale's. She was a Sacristan, Wedding Coordinator, Lector, Eucharistic Minister as well as a member of Altar Society, 55+ Club, Ladies of Charity, and in her free time, she laundered and ironed of all the priests' and altar boys' albs for over 40 years.

Marianne loved to throw parties and made sure that everyone felt welcome in her home. She loved to drive and drive fast. Even in her later years, she could get you wherever you needed to go in LA. Marianne loved to cook and bake and made candy every Christmas season. She was adventurous and loved to travel. She was an avid reader her entire life, especially of "kissy" books.

Viewing Friday, April 25th, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with Rosary at 7:00 p.m., at Funeraria Del Angel Praiswater Mortuary, 5940 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Funeral service will be Saturday, April 26th, 10:00 a.m., at St. Francis de Sales Church, 13368 Valley Heart Dr., Sherman Oaks. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be sent to St. Francis de Sales Church in Marianne's honor.
Funeraria Del Angel Praiswater
Van Nuys (818) 785-8617

Funeral Home

Funeraria del angel Praiswater
5940 Van Nuys Blvd Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 785-8617

Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Apr. 24, 2014