Jean Marra, 95
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Jean (Wylde) Marra, 95, of North Adams, Mass., died Friday, November 30, 2018, at her home. She was the wife of Louis Marra, who died on September 19, 1958.
She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on February 7, 1923, daughter of Wilfred A. and Ann (Wentz) Wylde. She attended schools in Bellows Falls, Vt., and North Adams. She graduated in 1941 from Drury High School and from Becker Junior College in 1944.
Jean was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. She was employed at Berkmatics for many years until her retirement.
Jean enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hiking, skiing, running and working in her yard. She was a member of Berkshire Knapsackers Hiking Club and the Berkshire Chorale, and competed for many years in the Massachusetts Senior Games.
She was preceded in death by her son, Richard A.
Survivors include her daughter, Kathryn M. Rose and her husband, Ted, of Mayfield Village, Ohio; five grandchildren, including Dianne Marra, Stephen Marra and wife Gina, Peggy Marra Pike, Jennifer Rose Finer and husband Kevin, and Joshua Rose and wife Elizabeth; nine great- grandchildren; her brother, Neil Wylde and his wife, Angie, of Indianapolis, Ind.; her daughter-in-law Lois J. Marra of Haverhill, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral notice: A celebration of life for Jean Marra will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires in care of Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapel, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, MA 01247.
Obituary Provided By: Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals