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Mariann N. Machera

September 22, 1932 — December 17, 2023

Valhalla, NY

Mariann Machera, our beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at 91 years of age on Sunday, December 17, 2023. Mariann is predeceased by Frankl Machera her beloved husband of over 55 years and her brother Eugene Martini. She is survived by her daughters Anita and Lucia and her three grandchildren Silvana, Jordan and Michael.

Born on September 22nd, 1932, in the Bronx, Mariann worked very hard in order to help support her widowed mother, Gina Martini. She graduated Hunter College with a master’s degree in special education and thoughtfully applied her education for over 40 years helping troubled children at Mt Pleasant Blythedale School. Mariann had an insatiable desire to know everything and spent much her spare time immersing herself in history, science, and the arts.

Proud of her Italian heritage, Mariann was a member of numerous Italian American clubs including National Organization of Italian American Women and the Mario Lanza Society. She was a phenomenal cook and enjoyed entertaining her friends and family. She was loyal to her maiden name “Martini” as that was also her preferred cocktail and was known for saying “one is too little and two are too many”.


Mariann was a devout Catholic whose faith sustained her throughout her life. She was tirelessly devoted to her church and her church community generously donating beyond what she could afford to numerous Catholic charitable organizations. Her unwavering love and selflessness continue to serve as a guiding light to embrace the values of compassion, enduring warmth, and love. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org) or the Dementia Society, https://www.dementiasociety.org/

Services for Mariann will be held at Holy Name of Jesus church, Valhalla NY on Friday, December 22 at 11:00 AM.


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Friday, December 22, 2023

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