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Miss Yolanda R. Marciano, 91, of Topsfield. Died Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at Beverly Hospital, surrounded by her family. Born in Topsfield, she was the daughter of the late Carmine and Teresa (Coppola) Marciano. She was raised and educated in Topsfield and was a graduate of Topsfield High School. She continued her education at Bryant and Stratton Secretarial School in Boston with a concentration in Cost Accounting. Miss Marciano had been employed as an executive Secretary for Sylvania at the Sylvan Street plant for over 45 years, and was a member of the Quarter Century Club, retiring in 1987. A life long resident of the Town of Topsfield, Yolanda was an active communicant of St. Rose of Lima Parish. She was a past President of The Ladies of St. Rose, and in recent years served on the Finance Committee of the church. During World II she was the air raid warden for Main Street. During the war she started donating blood and continued donating blood for many years. She was active in Town and volunteer circles, having done volunteer work at the Topsfield Fair for many years. She was appointed a Topsfield Fair Trustee and served for several years until ill health forced her retirement. In 1950 she served on the Tercentennial Committee, celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Town's incorporation. She was an active volunteer at the Topsfield Library both during her working years and after retirement. She was a member of the Topsfield Historical Society, serving on the Historical Records Committee, always available to help anyone needing assistance in research and searching for genealogical information. She was a member of the Topsfield-Boxford Community Club, volunteering at their Box-Top Consignment shop for many years. In addition to volunteering at the Topsfield Fair she was also closely connected with the Topsfield Fire Department, volunteering in any way possible, being very proud of her father's and brother's membership in the department. In 1995 she was awarded the Wallace Kneeland Community Service award.She loved to travel and had many memorable trips, many of them with her good friends Dot Leach and Jean MacDougall and Grace and Peg MacLean. When Alzheimer's started to take over and her life became more restricted she loved to sit on a bench under a maple tree and hold court. People young and old gravitated toward her. She loved them all. She loved life, the Town of Topsfield and her country, having served on the Republican Town Committee for several years. She introduced herself to perfect strangers, helping them to feel welcome in a new place. She will be missed by many and she enriched many lives and leaves a legacy of precious memories. Yolanda is survived by her sister Grace J. Marciano, with whom she resided until she moved to the Atrium at Veronica Drive in Danvers, nieces Isabel Winslow and her husband Edward, Teresa Iovanella and her husband Nicholas Jacobellis, Theresa Hilton and her husband John, Carmen Winslow and her husband Peter Calandra, nephews Carmine Lo Conte and his wife Mary, Carmine Marciano and his wife Helen, Richard and his wife Diane, Carmen Marciano and his wife Carol, Paul Marciano and his wife Jean, John Marciano and his wife Ida, Frank Iovanella and his partner, Carol Foster, who with his son, Gregory and wife Kristen, handled all of Yolanda's affairs and needs, John Iovanella and his wife Kimberly.She is also survived by Margaret Marciano ( David), Christine Marciano (Joseph) and Richard Seger (Theresa). She had many close friends as well: Shirley Baker Russell, Sean Fenton, Marilyn Washington, the Cardellos, Madeleine, Peter and Matthew, and many grand-nephews and grand-nieces as well as into the next generation. She was blessed with a wonderful family and it would be difficult to name all those who were there by her side when she needed them. Suffice it to say they were always there for her and their love and care were very much appreciated. She was predeceased by her brother Euplio and his wife Rose and their daughter Theresa Seger, sister Olympia LoConte and her husband Pasquale and their daughter Concetta (Connie) Brown, brother Angelo (Dutchy) Marciano and his wife Angela and their son Joseph, sister Mary Iovanella and her husband Saverio (Henry), brother Savino Marciano and his wife Dorothy and their daughter Barbara and son David. She also had a brother, her parents' first born, also named Euplio, who died in infancy. Special thanks go to Linda Kemmer, her caregiver and good friend for over 6 years, staffs of Spectrum of the North Shore, Elder Services of the North Shore and The Atrium at Veronica Drive for their loving care and support during her final years. Also many thanks to so many friends and neighbors who have been so caring and supportive through good times and bad. ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held from the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (rte. 62) Danvers, Wednesday, June 4th at 10:15 A.M. followed by her funeral Mass in St. Rose of Lima Church, Park St. Topsfield at 11A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Topsfield. Visiting hours Tuesday, June 3rd from 4 to 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in Yolanda's memory to Topsfield Historical Society, P.O. Box 323, Topsfield, MA 01983, The Topsfield-Boxford Community Club, 7 School Ave., Topsfield, MA 01983 or St. Rose of Lima Church, 17 Prospect St., Topsfield, MA 01983. Following burial services a reception will be held at the Topsfield Historical Society Gould Barn, Howlett St., Topsfield. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com

Published in The Danvers Herald from May 31 to June 7, 2014
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