Gailanne Maravel Obituary
 
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Gailanne Maravel

May 8, 1943 - August 5, 2014
Obituary

Gailanne (Repetti) Maravel, 71, of Forestdale, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014 peacefully at home. She was the beloved and treasured wife of Aristides X. Maravel. Born in Manhattan, NY, she was the daughter of the late William and Helen (Donahue) Repetti. Mrs. Maravel grew up in River Edge, NJ and was a graduate of River Dell Regional High School. She also attended the University of Oklahoma. She studied art and sculpture in Florence, Italy in the 1960's before her marriage. There she became fluent in Italian. Mrs. Maravel worked as a reporter for The Record in Bergen County, NJ where she met the love of her life, Ari. The...
Gailanne (Repetti) Maravel, 71, of Forestdale, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014 peacefully at home. She was the beloved and treasured wife of Aristides X. Maravel.

Born in Manhattan, NY, she was the daughter of the late William and Helen (Donahue) Repetti. Mrs. Maravel grew up in River Edge, NJ and was a graduate of River Dell Regional High School. She also attended the University of Oklahoma.

She studied art and sculpture in Florence, Italy in the 1960's before her marriage. There she became fluent in Italian.

Mrs. Maravel worked as a reporter for The Record in Bergen County, NJ where she met the love of her life, Ari. The couple later married on December 10, 1966 at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan. They worked together as reporters at the Baltimore Sun in Baltimore, MD.

They relocated back to NJ to start their family where they raised a son in Ridgewood, NJ.

Gailanne published two young adult novels in the early 1980's as part of the very popular "Sweet Dreams" series by Bantam Books.

She was a lover of animals, fashion, literature, style and design. She enjoyed painting, writing, reading and photography. She fulfilled a lifelong dream of retiring to Cape Cod where she had vacationed as a girl.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Alexi A. Maravel and his wife Karen Davis Maravel of Hingham, MA and a granddaughter Molly Abigail Maravel.

Private funeral arrangements under the direction of Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home 154 Route 6A Sandwich, MA 02563.

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"Gailanne, I will never forget you." Jenny Muller (Cross river, NY)

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