We announce with great sadness, the sudden passing of Patricia Marra on October 22, 2021 in Fairfax, VA. A loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, she was a selfless angel who lived to serve those she loved and those in need of love. Born on September 21, 1936, in Hartford, CT, Patricia grew up on Glastonbury’s cherished Villa’s Orchard experiencing the joys and disciplines of farm life.
A graduate of the University of Bridgeport, where she met and later married her soul mate, Alphonse Marra, Patricia dreamt of raising a family. She brought two daughters into the world and spent her life teaching them to embrace family, tradition and her spirit of generosity. Patricia had a passion for travel and saw as much of the world as her short 85 years permitted. Her love of books was impressive; she was a voracious reader.
Patricia is survived by her daughter, Michele Marra Mann and son-in-law, Albert Mann of Laguna Niguel, CA, daughter, Beth Marra and son-in-law, Kevin Ramey of Centreville, VA, grandson, Michael Mann, granddaughter, Kaelie Geiser and grandson-in-law, Chase Geiser, great-granddaughter, Kennedy Geiser, nephew, Gregg D’Andrea and wife, Roanne D’Andrea. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Alphonse Marra, her parents, William and Anna Villa, her sister, Judith Boothroyd, her brother William Villa, Jr. and nephew, Johnny Boothroyd.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 12:00 pm at Ss. Isidore and Maria Parish at St. Paul Church, 2577 Main St., Glastonbury. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery, Colchester. Friends may call on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury.