Mariella, Maria Vittoria (nee Punzi), age 91 of Paterson at rest in Dover on November 7, 2018. Born in Alberobello, Prov. di Bari, Italy, she came to the United States on May 11, 1970 and resided in Paterson ever since. She was a Seamstress for Brooks Brothers Clothing Store, Paterson for 25 years. After that, she worked with her son, Orazio, and was the "Original Queen" of the homemade orecchiette at Nicola's Restuarant. Beloved wife of the late Martino Mariella (1983). Loving mother of Orazio Mariella and his wife, Joann of Ortley Beach, Anna Maria Chiommino and her husband, Bernard of Paterson, and the late Domenico Mariella (1993). Dear mother in law of Agnes Mariella-Zimmer of North Haledon.
Devoted grandmother of Sabino Perillo & his wife, Daniella, Martino Mariella & his wife, Milena, Pasquale Mariella & his wife, Nicole, Angela Mariella, Sabina Mariella, and Nicola Mariella. Dear great grandmother of Sofia Perillo, Domenico Mariella, Giuliana Mariella, Gianna Mariella and Domenico (Nico) Mariella. Sister of Angela and Julia Punzi of Italy, and the late Quirico Punzi. Sister in law of Ziella Punzi of Italy.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Festa Memorial Funeral Home, 111 Union Blvd, Totowa, on Tuesday at 8:45 AM. Funeral Mass to follow at St. James RC Church, Totowa at 9:30 AM. Entombment at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Paterson. Friends may visit Monday 4:00 - 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated. For more information, go to www.festamemorial.com.