Sleeping peacefully, Eva Marlene Guerrieri, 81, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.

Marlene was born December 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Rex and Erline Littleton. At age 8, Marlene moved with her family to Carrabelle to live with her grandparents. After graduating from Carrabelle High School, she married Earl Brattain, had four children and relocated in Centerville, Indiana until the death of her husband. She left with her children at age 27 and moved to Tallahassee to be near and help care for her aging grandparents.

Marlene was a loving, kind, eclectic soul. She loved her family, God, singing, traveling and entertaining. She began her career in Tallahassee as the manager of Elaine Powers Figure Salon. She then moved on to various administrative and managerial positions with Florida State University, which included the math department, Thagard Health Center (where she served as the editor-in-chief of their monthly newsletter) and the College of Law. She retired from FSU’s contracts and grants department in 1998. After entering retirement, Marlene pursued her love of writing, ultimately having several poems published.

Marlene is survived by her husband, Bruno Guerrieri; children Lisa Brattain (Bill Flournoy), Kathryn Bunting (Michael), Minie Brattain and Dirk Brattain; eight grandchildren; great grandchildren; brothers Gerald Buchert (Laurie) and Jack Campbell (Lynda); sister-in-law, Carol Buchert; six nieces and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by mother, Erline Buchert; brothers, Rex Littleton Jr. and Norman Buchert; and uncle, Henry V. Campbell.

A Celebration of Life gathering for family and friends will be held at Goodwood Museum and Gardens, 1600 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, on Wednesday, August 14 at 11:30 a.m.