Marjorie Audrey Pitman Ranns, affectionately known as "Gramma," passed away on February 19, 2023, at the age of 100, in Davis, CA, where she had resided for six years. She was born on July 15, 1922, in Brockton, MA, to Donald P. Pitman and Emily C. Pitman.
Marjorie was a graduate of Katherine Gibbs College in Boston, MA, and worked as an executive secretary throughout her career. In her spare time, Marjorie loved reading books, especially mysteries, and following the Boston Red Sox games to provide score updates to her family. Her true passion, however, was her love for animals, particularly cats, as well as the spring lilacs and African Violet flowers.
Marjorie is preceded in death by her parents, Donald P. Pitman and Emily C. Pitman, her son, Donald P. Ranns, her son-in-law, Charlie M. Corr married to Donily R. Corr, and her granddaughter, Jessie Ranns, daughter of Dean and Valerie Ranns.
She is survived by her children, Donily R. Corr, Dean W. Ranns, and Victoria R. Diaz; her grandchildren, Dean N. Ranns, Emily A. Rogers, Marilee A. Clark, Michele R. Guerrieri, Donald P. Hayes-Ranns, Elizabeth G. Corr Dolan, Joseph M. Diaz, and Nicole M. Diaz; and her great-grandchildren, Skylar C. Clark, Piper K. Ranns, Juliana E. Rogers, Britain L. Ranns, Jacob L. Rogers, Nico C. Clark, Riley M. Guerrieri, Casey J. Guerrieri, Emily K. Guerrieri, Hayden M. Guerrieri, and Violet H. Corr Dolan.
Marjorie will be laid to rest at Spring Brook Cemetery in Mansfield, MA. In honor of her love for animals, the family requests that donations be made to the ASPCA, a cause that Marjorie supported and donated to for many years.