July 11, 1945 ~ March 7, 2021

Born in: New York City, NY
Resided in: Lilburn, GA

Mrs. Marianna Brigid Santamaria Saluzzi, age 75, of Lilburn Georgia passed away Sunday, March 07, 2021 at her residence, with family.

Funeral Services will be at 8:30 am, Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Wages & Sons followed by an 11:00 am Mass at St. John Neumann, Lilburn. Father Sunny Punnakuziyil and Decan Mike Byrne will officiate. Due to COVID-19, the Funeral Services and Mass will be private, however it will be live streamed: https://sjnlilburn.com/online-masses

Mrs. Saluzzi was born July 11, 1945 to the late Gregory Santamaria and Mae DeMarco Santamaria in Oyster Bay, New York. Her family moved to Lilburn, Georgia in June of 1985. She worked for Kyocera Mita for over 20 years.

Mrs. Saluzzi is survived by her husband of 54 years, Joseph Anthony Saluzzi of Lilburn; children, Madeline Saluzzi, Kenneth Saluzzi & wife Leigh of Duluth, Gregory Saluzzi & significant other Siska Williams of Atlanta, and Elizabeth Murphy & husband Emlyn of Lawrenceville; granddaughter Lydia Rose Seljan, grandsons, Luka Saluzzi and Liam Murphy; sisters, JoAnne D’Errico, LindaRose Perosi, and Donna D’Andrea; nieces, Jennifer and Danielle, and nephews Dominick, Victor, and Kenny; and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother and father.

Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046 is in charge of arrangements. Send on-line condolences to www.wagesandsons.com

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  1. CandleImageMarianna, was energetic, wonderful, always supportive, loyal as the day ha long and always extremely knowledgable. We always enjoyed the times we worked together for the many years we were at Kyocera and prior Mita, Marianna was the light of the room. The best!! This is a huge loss and I send my deepest condolences to Marianna’s family. We will dearly miss her and her infectious personality, she will never forgotten. All my love, RIP.

  2. A nicer person I’ve never met!
    Mariana was a tremendous asset at Mita and Kyocera!
    Everyone loved interacting with her and no one not one person couldn’t get along with Mariana!
    She will be missed!
    Rest in peace!

  3. Marianna was the BEST listener and easiest coworker one could ask for! She left a big mark at Kyocera and had her own family with all of us! We will always remember her and her sweet smile and treasure the years of memories we have with her.
    RIP Marianna-we will miss you.

  4. CandleImageShe was an amazing Nana, to me, and her grandsons. There was no one like her, as her smile could light up the room, and her kindness was contagious. She was my best friend, and favorite person, and I will miss her dearly. I’m fortunate enough to have the 17 years of memories with her. I love you, and miss you Nana.

  5. CandleImageMy mother was a kind and selfless person who leaves a treasure trove of wonderful memories that will never be forgotten. She will be loved, missed, and remembered forever. Until we meet again in the afterlife.

  6. Everyone loved Marianna. She was funny, kind always happy, smiling and make the people around her feel good. She was like a mother to all of us. I have known Marianna for over 20 years. We will all miss her. However, she is in a much better place now, where there is no suffering and no pain.

    Here is poem by John F. Conner titled: I Never Left You (here the first paragraph)
    I watch you every day; I am always with you
    I know deep in your heart; You realize that I am here
    I watch you while you sleep; In your bed or at home
    I hear when you speak to me; When you are on your own
    You cannot understand the reason that I have gone; But I will never leave you

    Rest in peace Marianna

  7. CandleImageI celebrate the beautiful life of dear Marianna. To know Marianna is to know how much she loves her family. She spoke so highly and lovingly of each of you. The pure joy of her Grandchildren would keep her smiling with stories and laughter. She was so proud of her family and shared her blessing with us all at Kyocera. I will miss her so much but I know she is celebrating in heaven and watching over us with her brilliant love. Until we meet again dear friend. Xo.

  8. CandleImageAs her first cousin, I have very fond memories of Marianna and her sisters growing up. Watching the mass today, it is evident that she has a beautiful and loving family. My deepest condolences and prayers to all of you.

  9. CandleImageIt is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Marianna. From the first day I met her at Mita in May 1990, she was a terrific teammate, she had a wonderful sense of humor and provided motherly guidance and support to everyone in the office. Our deepest condolences to her family and friends, Marianna was a special lady and she will be missed.

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