Marianne Lara, 64
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WORCESTER - Marianne Lara, 64, of Worcester passed away Sunday, March 2 at UMASS Medical Center.
She leaves three sisters, Dora Maloney of Northborough, Virginia Sandy and her husband James of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Florence Andersen and her husband, Henry of Worcester; nieces and nephews and great-nieces; great-nephews and a close friend, Mary Oroszko. Four brothers, Andrew, Louis, Michael and Paul predeceased her. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Christie and Efthimia (Papandilli) Lara and graduated from Doherty High School, attending Nebraska State College and graduated from Bridgewater State College.
Marianne was a purchasing agent for the Department of Fire Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Stowe. She was a member of St. Mary's Assumption Albanian Orthodox Church. She was a proud Democrat and a former member of the Worcester Democratic City Committee. Marianne also enjoyed trips to Atlantic City and Foxwoods.
The Funeral will be held Wednesday, March 5 from CALLAHAN AND FAY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 61 Myrtle St. with a Funeral Service at 11:30 AM in St. Mary's Assumption Albanian Orthodox Church, 535 Salisbury St. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery. Visiting Hours are Tuesday, March 4, from 4 to 7 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Marianne's name to St. Marys's Assumption Albanian Church, 535 Salisbury St., Worcester, 01609. To place an on-line condolence, please visut,
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Mar. 2 to Mar. 3, 2014