Brunner Funeral Home - North Tonawanda
156 Robinson Street
North Tonawanda, NY
Age 89 of North Tonawanda at Elderwood at Wheatfield, on November 23, 2021 after a long illness. Marie was a member of the former Ascension R.C. Church and presently, St. Jude the Apostle Parish. Daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy Sciandra. Sister of the late Russell (late Regina) Sciandra; the late Angie (late Charles) Montana; and James (late Aleen) Sciandra. Beloved wife for 60 years of the late Angelo "Jack" DiFrancesco. Loving mother of Diane (Anita Young) DiFrancesco of Skokie, IL; Paula (John) Lind of Bedford, TX; Jeannie (Robert) Wiech of Niagara Falls; Ann (Don) Barber of Phoenix, AZ; Dan (Kathryn) DiFrancesco of North Tonawanda; Mary (Patrick) Grimaldi of Geneva, NY and Teresa (Tony) Martin of The Villages, FL. Proud grandmother of Bethany, Jessica, Geralyn, Matthew, Teresa, Don, Elizabeth, Eva, John, Mia, Sara, Tony, Jacob, Chris, Ryan, Billy, Nicole and Kristine. Great-grandmother of 22. Friends received by the family on Monday November 29, 2021 from 3-7 PM at the Brunner Funeral Home (692-3841), 156 Robinson Street, North Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM at St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 800 Niagara Falls Blvd., N. Tonawanda. Entombment will follow at Epiphany Chapel Mausoleum, Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to Niagara Hospice, Inc. Special thanks to the Staff at Elderwood at Wheatfield for their loving care of our mother.

Published by Buffalo News on Nov. 26, 2021.
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Brunner Funeral Home
156 Robinson Street, NORTH TONAWANDA, NY
St. Jude the Apostle Parish The Rev. James Kirkpatrick
800 Niagara Falls Blvd., NORTH TONAWANDA, NY
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Dear all my DiFrancesco cousins, This is always hard to write, but know your mom was the most patient, most understanding, most devoted to family & her love for Jesus to get her through life all of these 89 yrs. She will be forever in my heart. I pray for all of you and love you. God bless you in the days ahead.
Lucy Sciandra
November 28, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Bob Sciandra
November 28, 2021
DD-so sorry for your loss. Your mother was gracious and kind, always felt welcomed in your home. Grief is profound. Nothing compares to losing a mother. Praying for family.
Marian Spitzer Frisby
November 28, 2021
Dear Mary and Patrick ~ Im so very sorry for the loss of your Mom ~ Thinking of you and sending love and prayers to your entire family. Dawn Kane
Dawn Kane
November 28, 2021
What a wonderful woman your mom was. We have such fond memories of her with her Buffalo Bills sweatshirt on and her beautiful smile. She was so proud of her family and so much in love with her God. She will be deeply missed by all. The world is a better place because of the impact Marie had on so many people. Rest In Peace Marie.
Andrea and Mark Duguay
November 27, 2021
Jeannie and family: So sorry to read of Marie's passing; she was a sweet lady and now she is with Jack and all of her other loved ones at home in heaven; another angel to watch over all of you. May she rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon her. We will remember her in our prayers and send our love and prayers to all of you as well. We may see you at the wake but I will be serving at another funeral the same time at IOP. Take care and God give you comfort, peace and hope at this time.
Mary & Donald Montero
November 26, 2021
Jeannie, so very sorry for your loss. Marie was a super friendly and very nice lady. You and your family are in my prayers.
Joanne Gilman
November 26, 2021
A wonderful, generous person remembered with heartfelt feelings! Condolences Jack!
Carolyn Clancy
November 26, 2021
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