Marian T. Cala, 95, of 18 Carey Place, Jamestown, passed away at 11 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in her home.
A lifelong area resident, she was born May 16, 1921, in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of the late Carmelo “Carl” and Maria Liuzzo Triscari.
Marion was a 1939 graduate of Jamestown High School and a communicant of Holy Apostles Parish at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.
Before her retirement in 1986, she was employed by Quality Markets in the deli and bakery department for 10 years. In earlier years she co-owned Albert’s Restaurant and Fine Foods and also worked as a waitress for the former Cala’s Restaurant.
She will be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother who devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. In earlier years she was active with the Euclid Ave. School Parent Teacher’s Association and also loved to spend time china painting.
Surviving are three daughters, Catherine (Robert) Cliff of Lake Tahoe, Calif., Mary Carla (Douglas) Champ of Jamestown and Susan (Michael) McPherson of Erie, Pa.; a son, Albert D. (Susanne) Cala of Ellington, N.Y.; three grandchildren, James A. Thompson of Lakewood, N.Y., Skye R. (Ryan) Reynolds of Boca Raton, Fla., Madeline M.A. Cala (Jake Klau) of Ellington; a stepgrandson, Clayton Reynolds; a great-grandson, Owen Paul Reynolds; two sisters, Josephine LaBarbera of Ky., and Nelle Cala of Jamestown; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert A. Cala whom she married March 4, 1946, and who died Nov. 26, 1987; five sisters, Nancy Heath, Betty Fusco, Sara Gulino, Selma Sandbloom and Louise Jowett; and a brother Samuel Triscari.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Apostles Parish at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Dennis W. Mende, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the Lind Funeral Home where a Christian Wake Service will be led at 1:45 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the C. Jeffrey Bloomquist History Scholarship Fund.
Condolences to Marian’s family may be made online at Lind Funeral Home.
Published in The Post-Journal March 31, 2017