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O DONNELL, MARIE CASTELLANI "ReRe"
O'DONNELL - Marie Castellani "ReRe"
Age 55, a 22 year resident of Naperville, IL, peacefully passed into the arms of God on Sunday, June 3, 2012 surrounded by the love of her family and friends. She was born in Niagara Falls, NY, on April 23, 1957, the daughter of the late Armand and Eleanor [Romano] Castellani. Marie is survived by her loving husband Tom, cherished sisters Carla (Don McLean) Castellani, Diane (Terry Bromley) Castellani, Anne
(Thomas) Incorvia; dear brothers Robert (Rosemary) Castellani, Lawrence
(Joan) Castellani, James Castellani, Mark (Donna) Castellani, T. Christopher (Helen) Castellani, Alfred (Kathleen) and Daniel (Cindy) Castellani; caring sisters-in-law Mary, Margaret and Catherine O'Donnell and dear brothers-in-law Patrick (Maureen) O'Donnell, Joseph O'Donnell, Edward (Wendy) O'Donnell and fond aunt of 34 nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Richard and daughter-in-law of the late Joseph and Mary O'Donnell. Marie was a Medical Lab Technologist at Edward Hospital for 15 years, active in the women's and high school ministries at Naperville Presbyterian Church (NPC), her church home. She was a Big Sister to Nicole and active as a board member in the Big Brother/Big Sisters Organization for several years. Marie was a supporter of the Lutheran General and Edward Hospital Cancer Foundations, Castellani Art Museum and the Morton Arboretum. She loved Sunday service at NPC, spending time with family and friends, visiting the Morton Arboretum, taking trips to the Adirondack Mountains and walking the beach at Siesta Key, FL. Marie inspired so many with her kindness, her love, her gentle soul and generous spirit. She will remain in the hearts, memories and stories shared by her family and friends. There will now be one less set of footprints on the white sands of Siesta Key Beach.
The family will be present on Sunday, from 3-8 PM at RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 901 Cayuga Street, LEWISTON, NY. The funeral service will be celebrated on Monday at 11:00 AM in the Alumni Chapel at Niagara University. Luncheon reception will follow at the Castellani Art Museum. For those who wish to leave a lasting tribute to Marie's life, memorials to the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Senior Drive, Niagara University, NY 14109 or Naperville Presbyterian Church would be greatly appreciated. Visit www.rhoneyfuneralhome.com, for guest register.