NORFOLK — Mariana “Nanny” Stefonowich, 85, died June 20, 2002, in her home with family by her side.
Born in Lithuania to the late Vincas and Mikolina Cegelis, she settled in Yonkers, N.Y., and retired to Norfolk. She was a devout Catholic and a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She attended St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Peter Stefonowich; four children, Mariana Roberts and husband William of Annandale, Va., Emily Primm and husband Ron of Norfolk, Vincent Stefonowich and wife Rose of Highland, N.Y., and Joseph Stefonowich and wife Susie of Virginia Beach; nine grandchildren, Marisa Fraiser, David Garvie, Shannon and Christina Forbes, Nicole McDonald, Peter, Mariana, Colleen and Timothy Stefonowich; two great-granddaughters, Brittany and Kirsten McDonald; and two sisters in Lithuania.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home with a prayer service starting at 8 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, Virginia Beach. The burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.