Shirley J. Carozza

May 31, 1937 ‒ August 10, 2013

Marion, Ohio

Shirley J. Carozza, age 76, of Marion, died Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Kingston Residence of Marion. Shirley was born on May 31, 1937 in Marion, to the late John and Quintillia (Puletti) Carozza. She was owner, relator and broker of Carozza Reality for over 50 years, prominent business person, and proud of the many associates she trained. Shirley was a member of St. Mary Church, named ‘Realtor of the Year’ several times, enjoyed gambling, fishing, entertaining and feeding her family and friends.

Shirley is survived by her brother, Robert (Joycelyn) Cancro, of La Rue; sister, Mary Elizabeth Starner, of Marion; several nieces; nephews; great nieces; and great nephews. She was preceded in death by brother, Nick Carozza; and sisters, Josephine Millisor, Ann Thibaut, Carmella Pitts, and Lena Olson.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 13, 2013 from 4 until 8PM at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10AM Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at St. Mary Church with Father Thomas Buffer presiding. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Shirley’s honor to Kingston Residence Memory Care Unit or Acclaim Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at The family would like to extend a special thank you to Kingston Residence for the excellent care Shirley received.

  • I am a real estate broker in Marion and have been licensed and working here since 1979. I never worked for Shirley, but I worked with her on a couple of transactions. She could be counted on to be conscientious about our work and professional in every way. She was a pillar of the Marion real estate community and will be missed by all of us who knew her.

  • Our family has known Shirley as a neighbor, friend, and business woman for many, many years. We will joyfully remember her kindness and especially that great laugh! She had a way of always making you feel she was a friend-forever.
    Love and prayers esp for family who will miss her everyday.

  • With deepest sympathy to Shirley’s family. She was an amazing lady.
    I met Shirley years ago when doing real estate pics for newspaper ads and I always enjoyed working with her. Then our paths crossed again when she and her sisters started a video store on Center street. We painted that store white numerous times so it always looked crisp & clean. A big thing with Shirley. 🙂 She always had a wonderful laugh and lots of wisdom & humor. God gained a marvelous lady up there and I am sure she will keep him on his toes! Rest in peace Shirley.