Marian C. (Pazanski) Pizano

Born: Sun., May 9, 1915
Died: Mon., Sep. 11, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 14, 2017
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home


Fri., Sep. 15, 2017
Location: Mount Olivet Cemetery

Funeral Service

9:00 AM Fri., Sep. 15, 2017
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

9:30 AM Fri., Sep. 15, 2017
Location: St. Anthony of Padua Church

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Marian C. Pizano, 102, of Exeter, passed away peacefully on Monday September 11th, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Warrior Run, on May 9th, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Dombrowski Pazanski.

            Marian was a member of St. Barbara Parish at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Exeter.

           She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Peter A. Pizano, and siblings, Eleanor Markowsky, Stanley (Tex) Pazanski, Phyllis Klimek, Sophie Dente, Franciszek Parzynski and Stella Mazanowski.

            Surviving are her children: Evelyn Pizano, Exeter, Patricia Richards, Sayre, Faustine (Queenie) Armillei, Plains, and Thomas and his wife Naomi Pizano, Exeter. Her grandchildren: Robert Armillei, Elizabeth and her husband Jeff Ellis, Jessica Pizano and her husband Erik Vanston, and Melissa Pizano and her husband Al Dragg. Her great grandchildren: Sophia and Asher Ellis, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

           Family was everything to Marian. She worked alongside her husband on the family farm in Exeter, doing bookwork as well. She was a woman of many talents and had a strong work ethic. She cleaned and cooked everyday. Everyone was welcome at her table and no one went away hungry. She was a mentor and support for her children, grandchildren, and great grand children, most of whom she saw on a daily basis.

            Although, her final illness diminished her physically, she still had an intrepid spirit. She worked in her way to the best of her ability. Her mind was as sharp as ever. To the end, she was very devout and watched the Mass daily without fail. She had a special affection for the Holy Family. Her death at 102 leaves a great gap in her community of family and friends, but also left an enduring legacy of life of giving and service.

            Marian’s children would like to thank the people who helped Evelyn and Patty, her daughters, make their mother comfortable. All efforts were greatly appreciated: Dr. Andrew Stuka, Barbara Soyka, family friend, and Denise and Joyce, her aides.

           Relatives and friends may call on Thursday from 5-8 PM at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.

            Funeral services will be held on Friday at 9:00 AM from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 AM at the St. Barbara Parish in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 224 Memorial St., Exeter. The Rev. Michael Finn, pastor, will be celebrant.

            Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.

             In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Social Concerns Committee of St. Barbara’s Parish, 28 Memorial Avenue, Exeter PA 18643. To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit

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