Henry F. Marani, a lifelong resident of Quincy died Saturday June 5 at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston after a long illness. He was 79 years old.
Born in Quincy on June 1, 1931, he was the loving son of the late John and Teresa (Lanfranchi) Marani. He was raised and educated in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School. Mr. Marani was an Elementary Teacher and Assistant Principal in the Quincy Schools serving at the Hancock, Atherton Hough and Montclair Schools. He retired in 1993 after 25 years of dedicated service and ten years of service to the Hanson School System at Indian Head School. Mr. Marani served as a Corporal in the United States Army, the First Calvary Division in Korea and Japan. Upon his return home, he re-entered Boston University and graduated with a B.S. and M.Ed in Education and School Administration. Mr. Marani was a member of the National Education Association, the Massachusetts Teachers' Association, the Quincy Retired Teachers' Association, the Quincy Retiree Association, The Retired Educators Association of Massachusetts and the American Legion Post 95. For many years Mr. Marani was a member of the St. John's Church Choir, the former Holbrook Community Chorus and the Quincy Choral Society. He enjoyed choral singing as well as classical and operatic music, gardening, traveling and his winter home in Port Charlotte, Florida. Mr. Marani traveled extensively in Europe, especially in Italy where he had many relatives and enjoyed spending the summers visiting them.
Mr. Marani was the loving brother of Mary DiTullio and her late husband Alfred, John Marani and his wife Lorraine (Kennedy), the late David Marani and his late wife Margaret (Wolfe), the late Evo Marani and his wife Marion (Tropea), the late Louis Marani and his wife Evelyn (Benedetti) and the late Angelo Marani. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephew, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
Funeral from the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin Street, Quincy on Friday June11 at 9am. Followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John's Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 10am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting Hours are Thursday from 4-8pm. Interment in Blue Hillj Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Quincy Retired Teachers' Scholarship Fund, 47 Sturtevant Road, Quincy, MA 02169.
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