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Long-time Gainesville resident, Martha Sue de Bodisco, passed away in St. Augustine Florida on May, 12th.

Born in Waldo Florida, August, 1928 during the Ft. Pierce hurricane, she was one of the first women to graduate from the University of Florida. Marty served as an officer in the Navy, where she met her husband, Alexander de Bodisco. They were devoted to their three children: Constantine, who became a Foreign Service Officer; Nina, a 4th grade gifted teacher, and Christopher, an economics professor. The family enjoyed living all over the world from Florida, to California, Hawaii, and China, finally settling in Keystone Heights, FL for many years. Marty loved reading, being in Nature, and especially spending time with her family. Her kind spirit, gentle wisdom, humor and grace touched many lives, and she will be missed by so many who felt her love.

Marty was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, her son, Constantine, her brother Charles, and sister, Nina. She is survived by her daughter, son, daughters-in-law Sophie (of Paris, France) and Chasity, and grandchildren Samuel and Alexandra de Bodisco.

A Memorial Service will be held at Craig Funeral Home, St. Augustine, on May, 23rd at 3pm. Donations to Cure Alzheimer's Fund, or Safe Pet Rescue of St. Augustine would be welcome in lieu of flowers.

Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park

( is in charge of arrangements.

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Craig Funeral Home Memorial Park
1475 Old Dixie Highway
St. Augustine, FL 32086
(904) 824-1672
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Published in Gainesville Sun from May 21 to May 22, 2014
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