Marion L. Manzella

Marion L. Manzella, 94, passed way at her home in Portland, N.Y., on Wednesday evening Jan. 16, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on Oct. 8, 1918, the daughter of the late Charles and Lena (Nicosia) Manzella.

A Portland resident all of her life, Marion was an employee of Bedford Foods and Kraft Foods in Dunkirk. She retired from Kraft Foods with 48 years of service when the Dunkirk plant closed in 1986. Marion was also a former member of St. Patrick’s Church in Brocton.

She is survived by her nephews and nieces: Rick (Laura) Manzella and Michael (Nancy) Manzella, both of Portland, N.Y., Thomas (Deanne) Manzella of Westfield, N.Y., Kathleen (Larry) Thies of Brocton, N.Y., Julie (Timothy) Matthews of Oswego, N.Y. and Robert (Katherine) Manzella of Jamestown, N. C.; and her sister-in-law, Fredora Manzella of Portland, N.Y. She is also survived by many more nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers: Thomas, Joseph, Anthony, James, Peter and Lee Manzella and an infant brother, Thomas Manzella; her sisters: Bertha Vitanza, Marion Manzella and Lucille Manzella; and a niece, Sandra Manzella.

The funeral services will be held Saturday morning Jan, 19, 2012, at 11 a.m. from the Morse Funeral Home, 51 Highland Ave., Brocton, N.Y. The Rev. James Walter will officiate. Interment will follow in the Portland Evergreen Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. today Friday, Jan. 18.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Portland Evergreen Cemetery Association, c/o Jerry Boltz, Onthank Road, Portland, NY 14769.