Margherita Maria Tizzano Staley died Dec. 4. She was 89.

Mrs. Staley was born April 9, 1924, in Foggia, Italy. She married McConnell Staley in Pompeii in 1946 and immigrated to the United States. She worked for Iron Fireman/Electronic Specialties/Boeing for 35 years, retiring in 1987. Bored with retirement, she worked for Van Duyns Chocolates for 17 years, retiring at age 82.

She is survived by her daughters, Shirley (John) Fiske and Yolanda (Roger) Jepsen; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church.