Marion Furletti, 82, of Seneca Falls and previously of Red Creek, Newark, and Hannibal, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 5th, 2023 at Geneva General Hospital. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Tuesday, January 10th from 4 - 6 PM with a prayer service to immediately follow, at Doran Funeral Home, 4 East Bayard St., Seneca Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 26th, 2023 at 10AM at Christ the Good Shepherd Church, 134 E. Fifth St., Oswego. Burial will follow at St. Peter Cemetery in Oswego. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marion's memory may be made to the Seneca Falls Library, 47 Cayuga St., Seneca Falls, NY 13148.
Marion was born in Lowville, NY, the daughter of the late Albert and Mildred Higman. She graduated from Carthage High School and went on to receive her degree in education from SUNY Cortland. Marion began her teaching career at Cato-Meridian Central School where she met and was united in marriage with the late Edward Furletti. She taught until she and Ed started their family and she decided to stay home and raise her 4 sons. Once the boys were old enough, she went back to teaching fourth grade at Red Creek Central School; a career that spanned more than 31 years until her retirement. Marion loved music, and especially playing the piano when her busy schedule allowed. She was also an avid reader. But beyond everything, she loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
Marion is survived by her sons, Jim (Carolyn), Chris (Jenny), David (Amy), Chuck (Lisa); grandchildren, Geoffry (Anna), Matthew, Kelsey, Ryan, Ethan, Alyson, Owen, Logan, Samuel; great-grandchildren, Avery, Parker, Adeline; brother, Richard (Jeanne) Higman of Pittsburgh, PA; sister, Cynthia Kilburn of Carthage, NY, as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Edward in 2001.