Published in the October 9, 2015 edition

Marrama-obit-webMELROSE — Dolores M. (DeRenzo) Marrama entered into eternal rest on Sept. 30 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

Born in Lawrence on Nov. 2, 1929, she was a long time resident of Melrose.

Dolores was predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Helen DeRenzo and her beloved husband Pasqualino V. Marrama.

She leaves behind her children, Patricia and Lee of Melrose, Robert Marrama and his wife Erika D. Nelson of Leominster and Denise Marrama and her husband Robert L. Witek II of Monmouth Beach, N.J. Dolores also leaves behind her adored grandchildren upon whom she doted, Emmalynn and Erik Marrama and Alexandra and Elizabeth Witek.

Dolores was employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for many years but her true love in life was her family. She loved and cared deeply for her husband, her children and later on in life, she became “Grammy” to her grandchildren and always strived to provide a loving, safe and welcoming home for them. She was generous and kind to friends and acquaintances throughout her life as well.

Her interests included reading, opera, the family pug dogs and frequent trips to coastal Maine. She and her husband spent many winters together in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she introduced fine Italian cuisine to the many friends that she made there.

She will be deeply missed and mourned by all whose lives she touched.

Funeral services were private and limited to immediate family only.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Brigham & Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis St., Boston MA 02115.

Arrangement by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose.