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Marietta L. Manley

March 5, 1941 ~ April 22, 2022 (age 81)

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Champion – Marietta L. Manley, 81, formerly of Youngstown passed away Friday morning, April 22, 2022 at Windsor House in Champion.

Marietta was born on March 5, 1941 in Youngstown, the daughter of Louis and Edith (Navarro) Nicoletti.

She grew up on Youngstown’s south side, where she and her family attended St. Dominic’s Catholic Church. Marietta was a 1958 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in education from Kent State University in 1962.

Marietta had an extensive career as an educator. She began teaching health and physical education at Hillman Junior High School in Youngstown and dedicated many years to Youngstown’s inner-city schools. Marietta was also a substitute teacher for the Austintown schools and the owner and operator of A-1 Driving School in Austintown for 30 years.

Outside the classroom, Marietta was a sports enthusiast and coached for many years. She coached basketball for Frank Ohl and St. Christine’s elementary schools and was one of the original fast pitch softball coaches for the Austintown Little League. Softball held a special place for Marietta and she was proud to cheer on her daughter and granddaughter as they excelled in the sport. She was also a huge football fan, never missing her sons’ and grandsons’ pee wee, high school and college games and was a die-hard Cleveland Browns fan.

Besides sports, Marietta loved playing cards and going to casinos, but most of all she cherished time spent with family and friends. She will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.

Marietta will always be remembered by her children, Fred (Janice) Manley of New Hampshire, Michael (Jill) Manley of Medina and Maria Manley-Dutton (husband David) of Bristolville; grandchildren, Freddie (Tracey) Manley, Katelyn, Michael, Jessica and Nicholas Manley and David (Mandy) Dutton and Dominic and Madilyn Dutton and great grandchildren, Declan, Colin and Lizzy.

Family and friends may visit and pay tribute to Marietta on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from 10 to 11am at St. Christine Church, 3165 S. Schenley Ave Youngstown, OH 44511.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11am with Rev. John Jerek presiding.

Entombment will take place at Greenhaven Memorial Gardens in Canfield.

Sincere thanks goes to the staff of Windsor House in Champion for the love and support shown to Marietta.

In lieu of flowers and to honor Marietta’s love of softball, contributions may be made to “Stay In Softball,” 464 Falls Rd. Chagrin Falls, OH 44022, which provides softball equipment and support to inner city or underprivileged girls.

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May 3, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Christine Catholic Church
3165 South Schenley Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44511

Mass of Christian Burial
May 3, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Christine Catholic Church
3165 South Schenley Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44511

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