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Chelsea Diane Marra

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Chelsea Diane Marra

AGE: 31 • Newark

Chelsea passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, December 23, 2016 after a courageous battle with leukemia.

Born on August 17, 1985 in Newark, she was the daughter of Mark and Sharon Todd (Newark, DE). She graduated with honors from Newark High School in 2003 and Magna Cum Laude from West Virginia University in 2007 with a B.A. in Journalism. In 2010, she studied at Widener University to become a certified paralegal. Chelsea began to advance her career as a certified paralegal at law firms in West Virginia and Texas while her husband, Michael pursued his career. In 2014, she accepted her most recent and fulfilling position in the trust and estate department at Elzufon, Austin, Tarlov & Mondell. Chelsea will forever be described by family and friends as a kind soul with a caring heart. She cherished her time on earth and lived life fully. She brightened the lives of all who knew her. Chelsea was totally devoted to her husband, Michael, and being a loving and caring mother to her only son, Vincent, was her proudest accomplishment.

Chelsea is survived by her husband, Michael Marra; her son, Vincent Craig Marra (2 years old); her parents, Mark and Sharon Todd; her sister, Sara Todd; her grandmothers, Elaine Todd and Joan Pyle; and many extended family members and close friends. She is preceded in death by her grandfathers, Sterling Pyle and Marvin Todd.

The visitation will be held at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Thursday, December 29 from 3:30-6:00PM, with funeral services immediately following.

Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bring Hope Home ( or the Helen Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 (

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Published in The News Journal from Dec. 27 to Dec. 29, 2016
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