Darla Marran Sells

September 17, 1940April 1, 2018

Darla “DJ” Marran Sells, beloved wife and mother, passed away Sunday April 1, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving husband, Clyde Sells, her children, Paula Scheiblich; Don Marran; Brad (Tori-Ann) Sells, and her beloved grandchildren; Tyler, Suzanne and Brianne. Carla Joye, her eldest daughter, resides in TX, along with grandchildren Rodney, Victoria and Paul. DJ was born and raised in Canton, Ohio, she was predeceased by Dominic Marran. She leaves two brothers, a sister, many nieces and nephews, and a great-grandson, Ulric. DJ was always the life of the party and enjoyed people and entertaining. She was an incredible chef who loved cooking for her family. She brightened the day of anyone she encountered and will be missed by so many whose lives she touched with her effervescent personality. Calling hours will be held Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 3-5:45 pm with a prayer service following immediately at Glastonbury Funeral Home, 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury CT 06033. Burial will be a private ceremony on Monday at Calvary Cemetery in Massillon, OH. To leave an online condolence, please visit


  • Clyde Sells, Husband
  • Paula Scheiblich, Daughter
  • Don Marran, Son
  • Carla Joye, Daughter
  • Darla "DJ" Marran Sells also leaves Brad (Tori-Ann Sells), two brothers, a sister, many nieces and nephews, a great-grandson, Ulric. Also, her beloved grandchildren; Tyler, Suzanne, Brianne, Rodney, Victoria and Paul to cherish her memory.

    She was also predeceased by Dominic Marran.


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Debra D’Andrea Walter

April 7, 2018

My husband and I are so grateful that we had the opportunity to see Darla this past summer when we were traveling back from Maine. She was as jovial and hospitable as ever and we enjoyed a wonderful time together and a delicious meal.

It was so special to see her again after so many years. Throughout my childhood, whenever the Marrans visited the D’Andreas or the D’Andreas visited the Marrans it was always such a special time.

I will always recall her lively spirit.

My parents, sisters, and I are thinking of and praying for your family.

Victor Marran

April 4, 2018

To My Auntie Darla- Words alone cannot express how much I will miss having you in my life. So many wonderful memories I will always cherish. Your love for family was one that was something very special. I find comfort in the fact that you are coming "home", and will find eternal peace next to Uncle Don. I still carry in my wallet, the prayer/poem you gave me 10 years ago. It was from 1973 when Grandpa Marran died. Please know I will keep you in my heart until we all are together again....
All my love,

Your Nephew and "Second Son",