Marianna Mangiameli Trahan

December 26, 1940February 15, 2021

Marianna Mangiameli Trahan, of Pasadena, Texas passed away peacefully Monday, February 15, 2021 after a short illness. She was born December 26, 1940 in Houston, Texas, the only child of Joseph J. Mangiameli and Leona Valenti Mangiameli. She attended Houston Schools, and retired from Foley’s/later Macys after 40 years of service as the Almeda Mall Cosmetics Manager. The family lived in the Sagemont Park subdivision from 1972 – 1993. All of her children attended Dobie High School.

Marianna was a proud Sicilian-American and instilled the values of family, prayer, independence, and hard work. “Mamaw” was their biggest cheerleader and faithfully attended the family’s rodeos, baseball games, plays, recitals, graduations, and dance competitions. She was the greatest cook, and dearly loved hosting family get-togethers and holiday dinners. She would send a text message to her children each day wishing them a good morning and asking how everyone in the family was doing. Her family was her greatest treasure and legacy. Marianna is preceded in death by her parents, grandson Seth Waterwall, and godmother Aunt Lena Valenti.

Marianna is survived by her beloved husband Clarence Trahan, children Debra Ferraro and husband David, Ernest Waterwall Jr. and wife Celeste, Anna Vaughn, and Phillip Waterwall and wife Melissa, and stepson Kevin Trahan. She is survived by her grandchildren Joseph Ferraro and wife Tamara, Gina Ferraro Thomas and husband Ovie, Anthony Ferraro and wife Jennifer, Trey Waterwall and Crystal, Chase Waterwall and wife Sarah, Chance Waterwall, Amber Williams and husband Jason, Angela Vaughn, Ashton Waterwall, and Phillip Waterwall II. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Kayla Ferraro, Joseph Ferraro Jr., Jade Anderson, Zoey Thomas, Meah Thomas, Jacob Ferraro, Kynlee Ferraro, Saylor Waterwall, Willow Waterwall, Paige Fielder, and Brooke Fielder.

Psalm 46:1-3 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the seas, thought its water roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging”. Rest in Peace, our beloved Mamaw.

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  • Funeral Service

    Monday, March 1, 2021


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Denise Waterwall Houser

February 27, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you all❤️ I remember so well growing up and going to yalls house every Friday night for family get togethers., at the house directly behind Uncle Edward and Aunt Libby. We ran around between the 2 houses like crazy kids and Aunt Marianna would be cooking her delicious food!! I also remember how I thought she was just so beautiful... she would wear her up in a big bun... always made up and very stunning!
Rest In Peace my Beautiful Aunt Marianna❤️

Mary (Sister) Klohn

February 26, 2021

We have lost one of our three musketeers ( Marianna,
Dolly, & Sister), as we were known. My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. I will miss you dear cousin.

Eric and Becky Findley

February 26, 2021

Marianna, your were the bond of the Family. You will be greatly missed. Keeping all your family in our prayers.

Lisa Klohn Curtis

February 25, 2021

My condolences in the loss of your Matriarch of your family. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Yolanda Castillo

February 25, 2021

My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Praying for peace and comfort.