106 West Main Street
P.O. Box 146
Phone: 906-475-4631
Fax: 906-475-5561


Monday, May 9th, 1932 - Friday, December 28th, 2018
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Anita Martha Marana, 86, of Kingsford, passed away Friday evening, December 28, 2018 at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living in Marquette with her loving family by her side and under the care of UP Home Health and Hospice.

Anita was born May 9, 1932 in Stambaugh to Edward and Inez (Lundin) Vezzetti and graduated from Stambaugh High School. Following graduation, she moved to Chicago to live with her aunt and earned a Psychology degree from Northwestern University.

Anita met her future husband, Bruno Marana, through mutual friends when she came home from Chicago for her grandmother’s funeral. They were married on January 5, 1957 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Caspian.

While living in Ishpeming, Mrs. Marana was employed as a secretary at Northern Michigan University. In her free time, she enjoyed shopping, decorating, sewing and knitting. She like playing cards and was a former member of a Bridge Club in Ishpeming. Most of all, Anita loved her family, and especially enjoyed being married to a coach and watching her sons and grandchildren throughout their athletic careers.

Surviving are her two sons: Mark (Lisa) Marana of Negaunee and Dr. Peter Marana of Channing; five grandchildren: Mario, Mykka, Kennan, Michael and Aimee; two nieces: Faye and Cheri. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bruno on December 10, 2016; and her brother, Robert Vezzetti.

Anita’s family extends a heartfelt thank you to the staff from Brookridge and UP Home Health and Hospice for their wonderful care provided.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 3rd at Koskey Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Van Damme officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends for one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Thursday. A dessert reception will follow in the St. Paul Catholic Church Gymnasium. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed in Anita’s memory to Brookridge Heights Assisted Living or UP Home Health and Hospice.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Koskey Funeral Home
    106 W. Main St.
    Negaunee, MI 49866
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  • Service

    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 11:00am
    Koskey Funeral Home
    106 W. Main St.
    Negaunee, MI 49866
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Larry Van Damme


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Kathleen Vezzetti

Posted at 03:18pm
I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember Anita as a beautiful cousin inside and out. My mother Norma always had wonderful stories to tell about her so I felt like I knew her and enjoyed the family from afar. Best wishes to all through this sad time. Love, Kathy

Mike Manty

Posted at 01:48pm
Mark & Peter: So sorry for your loss. Your Mom and Dad were such good friends with my Mom and Dad. My mother also passed away in June of 2018. Now they are all gone. We have our memories of them that we will keep forever.

Maria Vezzetti Matson

Posted at 01:11pm
Heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your mother. Anita was an older first cousin that I always thought of as a "bathing beauty." One of my first memories of her was during the Lake Chicaugon contest during the 50s. My father, Ernest, always hoped I'd have great long legs like Anita. She was beautiful inside and out. May all your memories of her be happy ones.

Mike Farragh

Posted at 10:12am
Pete & Mark Special thoughts and prayers for you and your families. God Bless. Mike

Tina (Simula) Weiland

Posted at 08:03pm
Mark, Pete, and Families - So very sorry about the loss of your Mom. She was a nice lady and will be missed. May your good memories comfort you in the days ahead.

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