Marcella (Writz) Reilly (1931 - 2012)

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Marcella (Writz) Reilly, 80, of 1032 Pohl Road, Alpena, Mich., passed away Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Alpena Regional Medical Center.

Marcella was born Sept. 21, 1931, to the late Thomas and Helen (Stencil) Writz in Athens. She married Paul Reilly on Jan. 17, 1953, at St. Leo Catholic Church in Milwaukee. Paul preceded her in death Aug. 31, 1997. They moved to Alpena in 1958 and made this their home. 

Marcella was employed her whole married life in retail and office work, and the last 13 years of work was a bookkeeper at the Alpena Moose Lodge No. 571 when she retired in August of 2002 at the age of 71.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, life member of VFW Auxiliary No. 2496, and a charter member of Women of the Moose No. 1994.

Surviving are two daughters, Jamie (Randy) Boboltz and Penny (Jim) Boldrey of Alpena; one son, Michael Reilly of New Orleans; six grandchildren, Nicholas Bartosh of Alpena, Ashley (Kevin) Wing of Novi, Mich., Amanda Boboltz of Ried, Austria, Alisa Boboltz of Portland, Ore., Angela Bartosh of Novi and Tyler Bartosh of Alpena; two great-grandsons, Brady Wing and Alexander Wing; one brother, George (Laurene) Writz of Wausau; one niece, Sharon (Jim) West of Wausau; three nephews, Gerald Writz of Marathon, Joe (Dory) Writz and Thomas (Pat) Writz of Weston; and many cousins. She is also survived by Joyce and Chuck Stolpa, Verna and Don Borkenhagen, Dorothy Poulos, Martha and Glenn Lake, and Janet and Norbert Lake, whom have been very special to her.

Marcella was preceded in death by her son, Alan; four brothers and two sisters.

Family and friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Bannan Funeral Home, Alpena, where there will be a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Alpena from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Celebration at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Greg McCallum officiating. Inurnment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Alpena.

Memorials: ARMC Pulmonary Rehab, as without their help she wouldn't have had the quality of life these last years; Hospice of the Sunrise Shore; and St. John the Baptist Building Fund.

Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on May 6, 2012
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