Marlborough – Olga V. (DeCollibus) Riani, 92, of Marlborough, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, after a brief illness, at the home of her daughter where she was being cared for.
Born in Milford and raised in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Clara (Creasia) DeCollibus and the wife of the late Francis Riani, who died in 1998.
She attended Mass College of Art in Boston, where she studied art and design. She was a teacher for Singer Sewing Machines in Worcester, where she met her husband. While raising her children, she continued with her artwork and won many awards for portraitures, landscapes and still lifes, and also enjoyed traveling the U.S., Canada, and Mexico with her husband in their motor home.
She is survived by her son, David, of Marlborough; her daughter, Michele, of Marlborough; her brother, Anthony DeCollibus and his wife Adele, of Hopkinton; her granddaughter, Amanda, one great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, March 22, at 9:00 a.m., at St. Matthew's Church, 105 Southville Rd., Southborough. Burial will be at a later date. A remembrance gathering will be held in the parish hall following the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Aseracare Hospice, 27 Midstate Dr., Suite 104, Auburn, MA 01501 or Marlborough Hills HealthCare Center, 121 Northboro Rd. East, Marlborough, MA 01752.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Slattery Funeral Home of Marlborough.