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Marianna Mo Klein, 93 years young, entered eternal rest on June 9, 2017, surrounded by her family who deeply loved her. Marianna was born in Pekin, NY, the daughter of the late Roy and Nettie[Brado] Wethy.

She graduated from Lasalle High School and lived at home until she married the love of her life, Edwin Klein, in 1945.

Marianna was first and foremost a wife and mother. She brought her family to church every week at Sanborn Methodist Church and later to St. Matthew Lutheran Church in North Tonawanda. When all her children were in school, she worked at Starpoint Schools in the Food Service Department, eventually working her way up to manager. She retired from Starpoint in 1986. Marianna and her husband were devoted Christians and lived their lives accordingly. As a couple they provided a warm and loving home for their family and later on for their grandchildren. She also enjoyed a close relationship with her many nieces and nephews and her brother-in- law, Gerald Treichler, who have special memories of great times spent with her.

Marianna enjoyed cooking for her family and became locally famous for her delicious apple pie. She and her husband built a beautiful home that became the meeting place for friends and family for many years. Wonderful family vacations were taken through the years, and the goal of her and her husband was to make holidays and special occasions memorable for others with thoughtful gifts and delicious food.

Marianna is survived by three children, Roy (Nyla) Klein, Ruth Pirinelli and Rise Pirinelli. She spent the last 42 years actively involved in the lives of her grandchildren, Michael (MaryEllen) Klein, Jeff Klein, Timothy (Jennifer) Joyner, Rise Garavaglia, Kristy (late Walter, III) Wisniewski, Dawn Pirinelli, Robert (Tracey) Pirinelli, Philip (Stephanie) Pirinelli and John (Trisha) Pirinelli and her 16 great-grandchildren. She was the grandmother of the late Louis Edwin Pirinelli and sister of the late Helen (Wethy) Mittelstaedt and Lois (Wethy) Treichler.

Family will be present on Tuesday from 6-8 PM and Wednesday from 10-11 AM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 5893 Hoover Road SANBORN, NY, where services will be held at 11 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Niagara Hospice.

Interment in North Ridge Cemetery, Lockport, NY.

Visit www.rhoneyfuneralhome.com for guest register.
Published on June 10, 2017
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