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Florence C. Marzella

November 23, 1943 — May 3, 2022

Florence C. Marzella (Brophy) passed away peacefully in her home Tuesday May 3, 2022. She was surrounded by her family including her loving husband of 58 years, Michael Marzella Jr. and her children Meredith Marzella, Robin Marzella and Brady (Nicole) Marzella.

She was born on November 23, 1943, in Norristown to the late William and Florence (Potter) Brophy.

Florence was predeceased in life by her sisters, Michele Bucher, Bernadette Potter and Stephanie Brophy.

In addition to her husband and children, she is survived by her sister, Jane Brophy and her wife, Linda Spielman.

Florence was blessed with ten grandchildren, H. Christian Helbling (Tiffany Heckard), Tristan Tillman, Chase Tillman (Cara McConnell), Gabriel Sheridan, Aiden Tillman, Jemma Marzella, Piper Marzella and Lochlan Marzella. In addition to her children, she was extremely close to her niece Heather Bucher Cordrey and her nephew Barton K. Bucher and many great nieces and nephews.

She received her education from Bishop Kenrick High School, Boston College and ultimately graduated from Immaculata in 1995 with her degree in English Literature.

Florence was blessed with a beautiful singing voice and shared her gift with her fellow parishioners as a cantor. She enjoyed sewing, organizing, and playing Scrabble. Florence loved to vacation in Vermont on the lake with her family. In addition to being a homemaker, loving wife and mother, she enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and her aging relatives.

Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral Mass 11:00 am Tuesday, May 10, at St. Patrick Church, 87 Marsh Drive, Carlisle, where the family will greet guests after 10:00 am prior to the Mass. Interment will be held privately.

A celebration of Florence’s life will be held immediately following the Mass at Allenberry, 1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs, PA 17007.

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