Marianne Bernard Garritano passed away peacefully at home at the age of 84 from a combination of pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension. Upon completion of a business college, she worked at a hospital in Manhattan, New York. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary E. Garritano and her daughter, Suzanne. She is survived by her daughter, Caroline of Lawrenceville, Georgia, who was a twin of Suzanne; son, James Garritano of Winder, Georgia; as well as four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046; 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Dear Caroline, we are so sorry for the loss of your mother, Marianne. We pray that her soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. – Drs. Scott and Margaret Acker

  2. Caroline, please accept my deepest condolences. Hugs to you and the family.

    When you feel a gentle breeze on your cheek that will be her kiss.
    When you feel the warmth of the sun on your back that will be her embrace.
    When you feel the rain fall softly on your head that will be her tears, because she misses you too.
    When you see a rainbow in the sky, that will be her bridge for you to join her someday, but she does not want you to be in a hurry.
    Take time and enjoy the beautiful colors.

  3. Dear Caroline, we are keeping you and your family close in thought and prayer through this difficult time. I’m so sorry for your great loss, and my prayer is also that you feel God close to you, sustaining you in your grief.
    With love, Stephanie & Patrick

  4. Caroline, My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother, you are in my prayers. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
    Christie Burke

  5. Caroline and Jimmy, please know that The Weaver Family is sending prayers for you both. We dearly loved your Mom. Heaven certainly received an Angel. 😘

  6. Caroline I am so sorry for the lose to you and your family of your mother Marianne. There is never anything one can say to take the heartfelt pain away but if I could I would be sharing it with you. I can now though offer you my friendship and love to try and help guide you through these most recent sorrowful times. If you need anything please let me know and I will do all I can for you.

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