Carmelia 'Camille' Mariani, 85, of Sun City Center, Fla., died June 10, 2017. Born in Belfast Oct. 5, 1931, she was the daughter of Emily Howard and Theodore E. Fogg. She had one brother, Timothy N. Fogg.

She and Charles W. Howland married in 1968, and they resided in Canton, N.Y., for 17 years. After her retirement, they lived in Belfast for 10 years prior to relocating in Sun City Center. Following his death, she and Albert J. Mariani wed in 2002.

Survivors include her husband Albert, as well as three step-children and their families, Albert J. Mariani Jr. and Fran of Auburndale, Fla.; Alexis Mariani Stowe of Reston, Va.; and Karen Mariani and Phil Spechler of Woodridge, N.Y. In addition, surviving are two Howland step-children, Charles W. Howland of New York City, and Nancy Howland and Steven Temple of Newton, Conn.

A journalist and lifelong writer, she was the editor of the St. Lawrence Plaindealer, Canton, prior to serving as assistant to the president for public affairs at Canton’s State University college. She wrote several articles that were published in U.S. and Canadian magazines, and compiled a hard cover history of the college. In addition, she received citations from various St. Lawrence County, N.Y., organizations for board services as well as publicity. She was later recognized for volunteer work at Owls Head Transportation Museum.

Long after retirement, she began writing suspense novels. Her final published book was her 11th. She credited her husband Albert with strong support for what she referred to as her hobby, and regretted leaving her 12th novel unfinished.

Arrangements by Zipperer's Funeral Home, Ruskin, Fla.