CANFIELD – Marianne Garreffa-Miller, 81, was called to Eternal Peace on Wednesday April 28, 2021. Her final days were at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on November 7, 1939 in Hillsville, Pennsylvania, to the late Luigi and Nellie Salerno-Garreffa. She was the younger of two siblings.
On June 12, 1993, she married Raymond Miller, who survived her.
In her early years, she was a hairdresser, owning her own business with an established clientele. She also received her real estate agent license and has been employed with various real estate agents in the Canfield area.
Marianne also resided in Boca Raton, Florida, where she attended the Florida College of Medical Dental. She has also worked in the medical field in the Canfield area.
She was an active member of St. Michael’s Catholic Parish in Canfield. She was faithfully devoted to Our Lord, dedicated to the Blessed Mother and passionately sincere in prayer to Padre Pio, among many other saints that she included in her daily prayers. She has also sang beautifully in various church choirs over the years.
Marianne is survived by her husband, Raymond; two stepchildren, Raymond Miller Jr. and Kathy Rae (Jack) Keller; six step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-great-grandchildren; five nieces; three great-nieces; four great-nephews; a great-grand-nephew; and several cousins.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Joséphine Garreffa; one brother, Donald D. Garreffa; and a great-nephew, Dustin D. Schuller.
There will be a Christian burial mass at 11 a.m. celebrated by Reverend Terrence Hazel on Wednesday May 5, 2021 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Canfield. Friends can call from 10 a.m. until church service time.
Due to COVID-19, safety precautions will be taken. The 6 foot rule will be observed, and all guests whose health permits, are requested to wear a mask at church.
Arrangements in the professional care of Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave., Boardman.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that any contribution be made on Marianne’s behalf to the American Cancer Society.
Family and friends are encouraged to offer family prayers and support by phone, SMS, email or can visit the book of memories at www.rossifuner als.com.