Marianne Lucille Huggins

October 29, 1944May 16, 2018

Marianne Lucille Huggins, 73, passed from this life Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in San Diego, CA.

Marianne was born in Rome, NY on October 29, 1944, a daughter of the late James and Grace Felardo. Early in her career Marianne served as a Spanish teacher, followed by 40 years as a program director for child development services. Her hobbies included country western dancing and traveling, particularly to her favorite, New Orleans.

On May 22, 1993 she married the love of her life, George, formerly of Greenville, MS. Together they shared 25 wonderful years, traveling and being together. Both “foodies”, they would travel untold miles just to eat something new. And George, devoted to her, has often been quoted saying, “Marianne, she’s not my wife, she’s my life.”

Survivors include her beloved husband, George S. Huggins, Jr.; step-son, Sid Huggins (Mary); sister-in-law, Joycie Peebles (Johnny); several cousins, extended family members and friends.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at


  • George S. Huggins, Jr., Husband
  • Sid Huggins & Mary, Step-Son
  • Joycie Peebles & Johnny, Sister-In-Law
  • Marianne is also survived by many cousins, extended family, and friends.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Marianne Lucille Huggins

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Greg Galasso

May 25, 2018

I most remember Marianne from when I was a kid and I would travel to Rome NY with my family. My dad was Len Galasso, Marianne's uncle. Marianne was always very sweet and welcoming to me. I was a cousin who usually felt out of place in Rome as the midwestern visitor. Later in life my wife and I as a young couple moved out to San Diego where Marianne had resided for quite a while. Again Marianne was unbelievably sweet and welcoming.
George - our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Greg and the Indiana branch of the Galasso family.

Phyllis Donohue

May 18, 2018

Marianne and I grew up together. Although she was a year older, we spent a great deal of time together. Our Mothers, hers Grace and mine Angela were sisters and they were very close. Summers were spent taking swimming and tennis lessons and spending many happy weeks at their cottage in the Adirondack Mountains. We grew apart after college; she relocated to San Diego and I stayed on the East Coast. I always thought of her as my first friend and beloved cousin. I never met anyone as smart as she was and so focused on whatever task was at hand. She will be missed by those knew and loved her. My condolences to George and his family who loved her.