Marianne Elizabeth Haesche, 75, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at her home with her family by her side.  She was the beloved wife of 55 years to her middle school sweetheart Walter Haesche whom she met when she was 13 and he was 15.  Marianne was born in New Haven on October 31, 1942 and was the daughter of the late Ralph and Wanda “Jennie” Polek Paolillo.  Mother of Walter ”Butch” Haesche (Janet), Michael Haesche (Marianne), William Haesche (Jennifer) and Melissa Lillis (Paul). Grandmother of Gwenyth and Grace Haesche, Aidan, Christian and Aubrey Haesche, Molly and Kaley Lillis.  Sister of Rosalie Rowland (Dwight) and the late Barbara Cleary.  Also survived by nieces, nephews and many friends.  Predeceased by her grandson Christopher Robert Haesche. Marianne was an avid bowler, loved gardening, enjoyed crafts and would go to local shows selling her “Little Magnetic Tiles”.

Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Thursday morning at 9:30.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 10:00.  Interment will follow in Centerville Cemetery, Hamden.  The visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm.  Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be  made to Sacred Heart Academy, 265 Benham Street, Hamden, CT  06514