OBITUARY

Marian L. Failla

October 21, 1925January 10, 2021

Marian L. Failla, 95, passed away peacefully of natural causes on January 10, 2021. She was born to Salvatrice (Pavano) Failla and Sebastiano Failla in Hartford. She graduated from Hartford Public High School and was able to attend the 50th reunion of her class. Marian began her career in the Federal Foreign Service and worked in posts in Paris, Morocco and Tel Aviv. She traveled extensively and voyaged on the Lusitania. Her souvenirs were fascinating and the stories about how she acquired them were the best part of Christmas Eve family gatherings. She returned home from her position with the Foreign Service to help with family matters. She began her next career with the Veterans’ Administration in Hartford. While home, she attended the University of Connecticut and was awarded her Bachelor of Arts degree. She became a literacy teacher in night school and helped Hartford students learn English as well as reading. Marian was quite a gamer in retirement and enjoyed bridge, setback, cribbage and scrabble. She is predeceased by her parents; her two sisters, Rose Failla and Sally (Failla) Fumiatti; a brother, Salvatore Failla and a nephew, John Fumiatti. Marian will be forever missed by her niece and husband, Lorrie and Paul Kellogg and her nephew, Thomas Fumiatti, as well as many great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Marian was well liked and admired by all of the people she met on her life’s journey. A private graveside service will be held and a celebration of her life is planned for later in the year. Donations in Marian’s memory may be made to Foodshare, 450 Woodland Avenue, Bloomfield, CT 06002. The D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, Wethersfield has been entrusted with the arrangements. To share a memory of Marian with her family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.

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Jim Malley

January 17, 2021

I was saddened to learn of Marian's passing. I had the privilege of working with Marian when she was chief of Human Resources at the VA Regional Office in Hartford. The obit described her very nicely - she was well liked, respected, professional, and always willing to help others. She was a good and compassionate person.

Jim Malley

Mary beth Dobmeier

January 17, 2021

Marian, her mother and sister Rose were our first and only neighbors when my parents bought our family home in Wethersfield in 1959.

Marian and her family watched me and my siblings grow up and go through various life transitions. She enjoyed watching my father with the grandchildren and when he spent time with his first great grand child. After my father passed away, my niece and her children lived in his house for a while. Marian enjoyed watching the kids play in the yard and told me it reminded her of when my siblings and I were the kids playing in the yard.

When I bought a house, I bought one in the same neighborhood because I had such great neighbors, Marian being one of then. Through the years, I always enjoyed her Christmas cookies, even when I was an adult and living down the street she still brought them until just before she moved.
I lost touch with Marian after she moved but have always thought about her.I was sad to see her obit but thankful that she led a full life and enjoyed herself.

I am thankful for having Marian in my life. My sympathy to her family. May she rest in peace.

Reid Fraser

January 17, 2021

I was a friend and worked with Rose Failla, Marian's sister, at State Bank for Savings for many years. Rose and her family were lovely people and we will miss them all.
Reid Fraser

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