LANCASTER — Marianne Rosini Taylor, 47, of Lancaster, and formerly of Coal Township, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019, at her home.
Marianne was born June 4, 1971, to the late James and Patricia (Dormer) Rosini.
She graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School, Mercersburg Academy and Susquehanna University. After college, she lived and worked in Denver, Colorado; West Chester, King of Prussia and Reading; and Baltimore, Maryland, before eventually settling in Lancaster.
Marianne’s children, Zachary and Regan, were her life and her heart. Some of her happiest times were spent watching her children play sports and cuddling on the couch with them while watching movies together.
Words and a few lines in a newspaper obituary could never express or describe the beautiful soul that was Marianne. She was a wonderful, kind and sensitive person. When you became her friend, you were a friend for life. She was always smiling and had a special way of making those around her feel joy.
Marianne loved to laugh and had a fabulous and quirky sense of humor. She loved ‘80s music and movies, especially any movie by John Hughes, and impromptu living room dance parties. She loved British humor and regularly quoted “The Young Ones,” “Monty Python,” “Keeping Up Appearances” and others. And she loved watching and often quoted comedians, a couple of her favorites being Jim Gaffigan and Sebastian Maniscalco.
Marianne had many talents and accomplishments, but some that she was most proud of were her successes on the basketball court and whitewater canoeing.
Marianne was a great athlete and excelled at basketball at Lourdes, Mercersburg and Susquehanna University. She was also adventurous and loved the outdoors. Growing up, she spent her summers at Camp Bil-O-Wood in northern Ontario, Canada, where, over the years, she canoed well in excess of 1,000 miles on the lakes and rivers of Ontario, even paddling as far north as Moosonee, Ontario.
In addition to her children, Marianne is survived by her grandmother, Molly Dormer; her sister, Paige Rosini; her brother, Matthew Rosini and his wife, Stephanie, and their children, Benjamin and Anna; her former husband and good friend, Steve Taylor; aunts and uncles, Maureen and Steve Zarick, Beth and Jaime Singzon, Marianne Williams, Sheila and Greg Sutton, Arlene Rosini and Jack Rosini; and many cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandfather, Michael Dormer; her grandparents, Evoldo “Ace” and Dorothy Rosini; her uncle, David Williams; her uncle, Charles Rosini; and her uncle and aunt, William and Emily Rosini.
A memory book is being compiled for Marianne’s children, Zachary and Regan. All who knew and loved Marianne or whose life was in any way touched by her are asked to submit photos, stories and/or memories about her to be included in the book to Kaseyeckman@gmail.com.
TAYLOR — A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Hope Church, First and Chestnut streets, Coal Township, with the Rev. Steven Frenier, O.F.M., Conv., as celebrant. Interment of her cremains will follow Mass at All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg. There will not be a visitation. As an expression of sympathy, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Marianne’s name to Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School, c/o Development Office, 2001 Clinton Ave., Coal Township 17866. The family is being assisted by the James Kelley Funeral Home, James F. Kelley, director, 1001 W. Arch St. at Maple Street, Coal Township.