Marianne Lordi of Katonah died March 7 at Northern Westchester Hospital surrounded by her family. She was 64.
She was born in Winchester, Massachusetts, where she spent her childhood with her parents, Raymond and Claire, and her three brothers, Ray, Steven and John. As a child she was studious and loved to read and write, as well as paint and ride horses, her family said. She was proud of her Irish heritage, and loved celebrating St. Patrick’s Day every year. She went on to study English at Fairfield University, where she met her future husband, Bill, and became an excellent writer.
The couple was married in 1982. They had two daughters, Diana and Christina, who survive her, along with her husband.
“She enjoyed learning and had many varied interests and passions, and she lit up every room she walked into with her positive energy,” family members said. “She preferred to ask questions about others rather than talk about herself, and she made everyone in her conversations feel comfortable, truly seen, and heard,” they added.
Her passions included the arts, travel and fashion. She also was an active member of St. Joseph’s parish choir in Somers.
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church in Somers on March 13.
Memorial contributions can be made to Habitat for Humanity at habitat.org.
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