Lila M. Marano

Lila M. Marano, 94, went peacefully and quietly in to the loving arms of Almighty God, Monday, May 25, 2020 at Wadsworth Glen Health Care Center in Middletown, CT.  She joins her loving husband, the late Carlo J. Marano, her life-long friend and sister-in-law, Florence Symonds and her husband, David, her mother and father and countless relatives and friends.

Lila was born June 3, 1925, in Utica, NY, daughter of the late Anthony Mody and Rose (Meelan) Mody.  She spent most of her life raising her family in Bath, NY.  She trained for a career in hairdressing, her favorite work, and worked for the Ryan Insurance Agency, Robinson Jewelry Store and for the New York State Unemployment Agency. However, Lila was most proud of being a mom.

Lila was a devoted and loving wife, dedicated daughter, sister, loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother and a friend to all who came to her door.  She was famous for making pizzas for multiple high school graduations, a skill passed down to her grandchildren.

Lila taught her children and lived out before them the “Golden Rule” of loving each other.  She taught her family the power of prayer, the importance of forgiveness and the value of every person.  She showed us all how to patiently and lovingly care for our elderly loved ones at the end of their lives.  This is her legacy, which will live on for generations.

She is survived by her children: Carol (Harold) Goodwin of Medina, NY, Alfonso (Marcia) Marano of Land O’ Lakes, FL, Carlo (Christine) Marano of Danbury, CT, Michael (Sheila) Marano of Brewerton, NY and Thomas (Rose) Marano of Wallingford, CT.  She is also survived by her sister and best friend in life, Jeanette Newman of Sherburne, NY, her brother, Irmin (Mary) Mody of Sherburne, NY, 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and many beloved nieces and


A celebration of her life and interment will be held in Sherburne, NY later this year.  Arrangements are under the direction of The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., Wallingford, CT 06492. For online condolences visit:

Posted online on June 05, 2020