Maryruth Hayes Marzella died at her home in Bokeelia surrounded by her family June 9, 2013, three days prior to her 89th birthday. She has lived in Bokeelia since 1980 when she had moved from Miami, Fla.
She graduated from Miami Edison High School in 1941 where she was president of the National Honor Society. She furthered her education and graduated from the University of Miami with her degree in psychology and sociology in 1945.
She was a devout Catholic serving as a church organist for over 40 years including Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Bokeelia for 18 years.
Maryruth Hayes Marzella
Born on June 12, 1924, she was the daughter of James and Lulu Hayes, now deceased. She was predeceased by her husband, Sam A. Marzella, after 58 years of marriage.
Mrs. Marzella is survived by her six sons, Michael, Patrick, James, Joseph, Mark and Paul, and over 23 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial mass was held June 14 at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Church in Bokeelia.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway, Cape Coral, FL, 33909.