Stella Josephine Marciano, a Somers resident, died June 26, 2019 at the age of 96. She was born September 19, 1922 in New Rochelle, NY to the late Michael and Rose Palmieri Riggio.
On December 2, 1951 she married Benedetto J. Marciano, he predeceases her.
From a very young age, family and faith were the pillars of Stella’s life. She was a devout and passionate Catholic. As a child, she asked her parents to transfer her to the nearby Catholic elementary school. Stella attended New Rochelle High School during WW2 and was proud to support the war effort by making medals and belt buckles for our soldiers. Once married, she worked in the family business: Marciano Bake Shop. When not at the bakery, she was a steadfast homemaker, encouraging her children to study hard and do well in school. That extended to her grandchildren. Her life centered around her family, and she was the foundation.
Stella is survived by her 6 children; Joseph Marciano of Trumbull, CT, Phyllis O’Brien of Wappingers Falls, NY, Ben Marciano of South Salem, NY, Robert Marciano of White Plains, NY, Anthony Marciano of Scarsdale, NY and Roseann Marciano of Somers, NY. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Kristina, Andrea, Nicola, Carl, John, Benjamin, Matthew, Brittany, Zachary, Samantha, Alexa, Luke, Reese and Trey. She is predeceased by her siblings; Albert, Theresa, Frances and Gloria.