POLAND - Prayers will begin Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Christine Church for Melanie Marina Ferlaino, 56, who died early Friday morning, Sept. 6, 2013.
Marina was born Dec. 31, 1956, in East Liverpool to Anthony M. and Anna M. (Trivelli) Ferlaino.
She was a 1975 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School and received a license in practical nursing. Marina worked for Caprice Health Care Center, formerly Diamond Head, as the MDS Coordinator for 33 years. She was very artistic and enjoyed painting and sewing. Marina's greatest love was for her niece, Melanie, whom was the apple of her eye.
Marina was always so kind and generous. Her selfless attitude always found a way to comfort the sick, ease the pain of those suffering, and provide for those in need.
She is survived by her sister, Toni Dean of Poland; brother Anthony Ferlaino Jr. and his wife Sharon of Chantilly, Va.; and her niece Melanie Becher and husband Brandon of Columbus.
Marina was preceded in death by her parents.
Family and friends may call Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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