Marianna Bruzzese (nee: Marando), 92, of Hull, Massachusetts died on Thursday November
Born and raised in Grotteria, Italy, Marianna moved to the United States in 1976 with her six
living children in hopes of a better, more opportune life. She loved settling in the seaside
community of Hull.
Marianna, or Nonna as she is known by her grandchildren, helped build a new life for her family
in a new land. As her children created families of their own, she helped care and raise her
grandchildren every moment she could. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, and cooking for them.
Marianna is survived by her children: Angela Bruzzese of Hull, Maria Nguyen and her husband
John of Hull, Rosanna Bruzzese of Hull, Raffaella Simonetti and her husband Fiorello of
Rockland, Raffaele Bruzzese of Rockland, and Nicodemo Bruzzese of Rockland. She will be
reunited in heaven with her son, Andrea, who unfortunately passed as a young child in Italy.
Marianna also leaves behind eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She will be
missed by all.
Private funeral services will be held.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s - Children’s Research Hospital.