Funeral Director (Dip FD)
Born and raised in Gore, Southland, Liz had owned and operated her own funeral home in Gore for the last 11 years, she has now just relocated with her family to Nelson and joined the team at Marsden House.
Liz obtained her Funeral Directing Diploma in 2014.
I enjoy meeting people from all sides of life, often at a time when they are vulnerable and in need of guidance – it is a privilege to help and support families, and to develop a relationship with every family. Liz finds one of the most rewarding aspects of being a F.D is helping to facilitate families in saying goodbye to their loved ones and help them to create a meaningful farewell.
In her downtime Liz enjoys going to the gym, gardening, her mainecoon cats, spending time with family and taking one of their cars to the car shows with her husband.
After working as an Orthodontic Auxiliary for the past 15 years, Marchella decided it was time to look into the dream I had of becoming a funeral director.
Marchella started working for Days Funeral Services in 2021. She finds it very rewarding being able to care for the deceased and provide them with dignity and respect in their final journey and helping support the families in my care while they navigate through such difficult times.
Outside of work, she is raising 3 sons with her husband and enjoying family time, while fitting in study for the New Zealand Diploma in Funeral Directing and being secretary for the Nelson Italian Club.