MaryAnn Martz

Obituary of MaryAnn Martz

MaryAnn Provenzano Martz, 64, of Lorain, formerly of Vermilion, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, at Mercy New Life Hospice, following a year-long battle with cancer.

Born April 16, 1957, in Norwalk, MaryAnn worked for her parents at Ellie's Family Restaurant in Vermilion for many years. She also worked for the W.G. Nord Center and Echoing Lakes in Lorain County as well as Riverside County Mental Health in Indio, Calif.

A very proud member of the Vermilion High School Class of '76, she was a member of the class reunion committee, and was a member of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) where she served as a group leader. She was a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) for children through the county Domestic Relations Court. She was a poll worker on election days.

MaryAnn was a compassionate, outgoing, fun person who loved children and animals, especially her rescue dog, Lou Lou. She was a member of Harbourtown Community Foursquare Church and enjoyed Bible studies and other church-related activities. Anyone who met MaryAnn was a friend for life.

MaryAnn was preceded in death by her parents, Phil and Ellie Provenzano. She is survived by a large number of friends, cousins and family too numerous to list, including cousins Sue Bley of Gulfport, Fla., and Kathleen (Matt) Willbond of Elyria. She was proud to be a Vermilion Sailor.

A celebration of her life is planned for Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Harbourtown Community Foursquare Church, 873 State Street, Vermilion OH, at 12 noon with a luncheon to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Riddle Funeral Home of Vermilion to defray expenses.


Celebration of Life

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Harbourtown Community Church
873 State Street
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
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