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In Memory of
Marna C. Bellanca
May 4, 1942 - October 4, 2020

Visitation:
Friday, October 9th from 4-6 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home

Service:
Private

Marna C. (Dockum) Bellanca, age 78, of Westerville, OH, passed away Oct. 4, 2020. Born in Potsdam, NY, Marna was raised in Norwood, NY. She graduated from Norwood Norfolk Central H.S. in 1959, and graduated from DYouville College in Buffalo, NY, in 1963. As a young woman, Marna was a Girl Scout and worked in the administrative offices that created what ultimately became the Peace Corps. She married Francis (Frank) M. Bellanca August 22, 1964, and they recently celebrated their 56 wedding anniversary. Marna taught for 12 years in Buffalo and Henrietta, NY. After teaching, she worked for various companies in Rochester, NY and Columbus, OH, including 15 years with Bank One/JPMorgan Chase. She is survived by Frank, son Michael Bellanca, her daughter Terri (Bellanca) Blakeman, son-in-law, Jeff Blakeman, two grandchildren, Matthew and Daniel Bellanca, and two great-grandchildren, Bella and Jameson Bellanca. Marna is also survived by brothers Daniel and Dennis Dockum and sister Sheila (Dockum) Paparo. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ellen Petey (Dockum) Husson and Christine Dockum, as well as by daughter-in-law Carolyn Bickford Bellanca. Marna had many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends who were dear to her. Visitation: Due to the pandemic, the family is not encouraging out-of-town family and friends to travel at this time. Instead, a celebration of life will be planned for a later date to celebrate Marna. For local friends and family, there will be a short visitation at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Rd. Westerville from 4-6 p.m. Friday, October 9. A private family service will be held after the public visitation. In lieu of flowers, Marna would appreciate donations to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital. https://www.stjude.org/donate/pm-img.html or, mail to: 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be left at www.morelandfuneralhome.com























Condolences

Margaret Garner Haggard

Oct 7, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Marna's passing. My mother, Ruth Finnegan Garner and her mother were lifelong friends. To me, she looks so much like Claire. David and I send our most sincere condolences to your family. Margaret and David Haggard Potsdam, NY

 

Karen, Tim, and Ryan Visich

Oct 7, 2020

Dear Uncle Frank, Michael, Teresa, Jeff, Matt, Danny, Bella and Jameson, Words cannot adequately express the profound loss that we feel. So much laughter and joy over the years that Aunt Marna brought to all of our lives - a shining star in our orbit. Our thoughts, prayers, and hugs are with you at this time and in all of the days ahead. Love, Karen, Tim and Ryan Visich

 

Bryan Caudill

Oct 7, 2020

I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you strength. My most sincere condolences.

 

Lela Whipkey

Oct 8, 2020

I worked with marna at bank one / Chase and I have many fond memories. So sorry for your loss.