Marianne Sena, 68, Lititz library volunteer, accomplished musician, touched many lives

By on June 15, 2016

Marianne Sena, 68, of Lititz, passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 10, 2016, in Mechanicsburg.

She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Fransesco Benedict and Rosa Malfada (Diguadio) Cangelosi. Her husband of 25 years, John F. Sena, died in February 2006.

A graduate of Mineola High School, Mineola, N.Y., Marianne attended Nassau Community College in Uniondale, N.Y. She was very community oriented, volunteering her time and helping in fundraising for the Lititz Public Library, Schreiber Pediatric Center, Mulberry Art Studios, and the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, to name a few.

She was an accomplished musician, playing the piano, cello, violin, and flute. Marianne was known for being crazy, fun, having an obnoxious laugh and for helping people. She touched many lives. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, and weekly playing Mexican Train and dining out with friends and neighbors. Marianne was a parishioner of St. James Catholic Church.

Marianne is survived by her sister: Marguerite, wife of Gennaro Rizzo, of Massapequa, N.Y., and their children, Anthony and Alexandria Rizzo. Marianne was very involved in the lives of her nephew and niece. Marianne also leaves behind her four loving dogs.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, June 15, at 3 p.m., at St. James Catholic Church, 505 Woodcrest Ave., Lititz, with The Rev. James O’Blaney, C.Ss.R. as celebrant. A viewing be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church prior to Mass. Interment will be private.

Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be mailed to the Lancaster Humane League, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602.

To place a condolence online, visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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