Marissa I. Ahlsen, 23, of Manlius, passed away Monday. Born in Syracuse, New York, she was a life resident of Cicero and Manlius. Marissa attended K-9th grade in the Cicero North Syracuse School District and graduated from Fayetteville Manlius High School in 2006. She also attended SUNY ESF and Onondaga Community College. Marissa, who was musically inclined, wrote and performed music and played piano, violin, and guitar. She was formerly employed by Rite Aid in Manlius. Marissa also worked at Dave's Diner in Manlius, Hess Mart and Red Robin in Fayetteville. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Cicero and was an Organ Donor. Predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Edwin Ziarko; aunt, Arlene Ahlsen; and paternal grandparents, Edwin and Evelyn Ahlsen.
Marissa is survived by her mother, Janice Ahlsen of Manlius; her father, Douglas Ahlsen of Syracuse; maternal grandmother, Irene Ziarko of Greece, NY; aunt, Gail Ziarko of Webster, NY; cousins, Kayla (Scott) Dietrich of Ontario, NY and Tadd McNulty of Rochester, NY; uncle, Mike McNulty of Rochester, NY; a great aunt, several second cousins and many friends; and her faithful dog, Blaise.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday 11:00 A.M. at FARONE & SON FUNERAL HOME and 12:00 P.M. at Sacred Heart Church, Cicero, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4-7 P.M. at the funeral home, 1500 Park Street. Contributions may be made to Helping Hounds Dog Rescue Inc., 6606 Kinne Road, Dewitt, NY 13214.
Condolences may be offered at www.faroneandson.com