Karen Ann Marinella, 74

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Mrs. Karen Ann (nee Rizzolo) Marinella, 74, of Roseland passed away peacefully at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston on April 20, 2022 surrounded by her family.

Visiting will be held in the Prout Funeral Home, 370 Bloomfield Ave., Verona on Sunday, April 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. A funeral mass will be offered in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark on Monday at 10:30 a.m.

Mrs. Marinella was born and raised in Newark and lived in Verona before moving to Roseland 17 years ago. She graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School.

She was a secretary for the Essex County Improvement Authority in Fairfield for many years and was the consummate homemaker, taking care of her family with love and kindness, especially her grandchildren.

Mrs. Marinella was predeceased by her parents, Carmine and Ann Barbara (nee Zaccone) Rizzolo and her brother, Peter Rizzolo.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Frank D. Marinella; loving children, Dana Kostyszyn (Kevin) and Frank C. Marinella; and cherished grandchildren, Joseph Romanger, III and Gianna Romanger.

Condolences may be left at proutfuneralhome.com.

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