April 6, 1911 ~ January 11, 2010
MARRIETTA, MARIAN THERESA (PELCH)
APRIL 6, 1911-JANUARY 11, 2010
Long time Lomita resident, beloved mother, nana and great nana, Marian Marrietta passed away peacefully at her home on the evening of January 11, 2010, almost 99 years old. Born on April 6, 1911 to John and Lulu Pelch the third of seven children. She had three brothers and three sisters. Marian was always proud to be a native Californian. She fondly remembered East Los Angeles as a small community, traveled the Red Car and played when Venice really had canals. She attended Our Lady of Lourdes School and St. Mary's Business High School. In 1930 she married William James Marrietta, a dashing auto parts salesman with a Oldsmobile convertible. Her first trip out of the area was her honeymoon to Northern California and Yosemite by car. Marian was a housewife with three daughters. After a divorce she went to work as a "one woman office": stenographer, typist, and book-keeper. During retirement Marian loved to travel and took many trips across the US with her Senior Groups and went sightseeing in Europe, Mexico and Hawaii with her family. Still her favorite place was her couch and TV chair and Marian was a shining example that cookies, candy, and lack of exercise are no deterrent to longevity. Outspoken, feisty and not always easy, she will be admired for her character and strength. Marian is survived by her three daughters Marjorie, Shirley and Lorraine, six grand children Jennifer, Denise, Cheryl, Kerryann, Sean and Heather, two great grandsons, Mathew and Ryan with another great grandchild on the way. Also two sisters, Anne and Elaine and many nieces and nephews. With not a wrinkle in her face or in her memory, Marian kept her indomitable spirit until the end. She will be sorely missed.
Visitation will be held at McCormick Redondo Beach Chapel on Monday, January 18, from 4:00 P.M. followed by Rosary at 7:00 PM. The funeral Mass will be held at St Lawrence Martyr Church on Tuesday, January 19, at 10:00 A.M. Burial at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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