Maria T. Marzano


Maria T. Marzano, 72, of Palm Coast, Fla., formerly of Oakfield passed away on June 6, 2021 at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach. She was born in Batavia on June 25, 1948 to the late Thomas (Rose Monachino) Tambe. She is also preceded in death by a sister; Roseanne Tambe.

Mrs. Marzano was the “Maria” in Tony & Maria’s Pizzeria in Oakfield. She retired as head of the language department at Alexander Central School and was an adjunct professor at Daytona State College. Maria was former President of Women’s AGLOW.

She is survived by her husband, Samuel Marzano of Palm Coast, Fla.; beloved sons, James (MaryAnn) Distaffen of Wilmington, N.C., Anthony (Deann) Distaffen II of Rochester, Thomas (Mayra) Distaffen of Kissimmee, Fla.; siblings, Lib (the late Debbie) Tambe of Florida, Sam (Jean) Tambe of Oakfield, Tom (Nancy) Tambe of Lancaster, Carol (Jim) Mangino of Bliss, Lucy (Brad) Hudson of Tennessee, Paul (Christy) Tambe of Tennesee; 4 grandchildren, Nicole Lougheed, Stephanie, Isabella and Michael Distaffen, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, from 4-7 p.m. at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Co. Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Maria will be laid to rest in St. Cecilia’s Cemetery in Oakfield.

For more information, please call (585) 343-8260 or, to sign a message of condolence, please visit

Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

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