Mary A. Martini, 86, died Thursday at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton, after a brief illness.
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Born in Scranton on March 18, 1926, she was the daughter of the late John and Adele Panettieri Martini. Mary was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Parish. Mary was a retired seamstress from Lackawanna Pants Co.
She was very devoted to her faith and was an active member in her church. She attended Mass daily with her special group of friends. Throughout her life, she was in many clubs and organizations, including the Zonta Club and the Friendly Seniors, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She took pleasure in helping others with her sewing skills and baking talents by making homemade Italian specialties for all to enjoy, including her holiday cressia. She enjoyed socializing and spending time with friends while planning and attending casino trips. Most of all, she cherished the time spent with her loving family, who cared for her deeply and brought her great joy.
Surviving is her loving family, a sister and brother-in-law, Anna and Robert Corwin, Endicott, N.Y.; a brother and sister-in-law, Gino and Kathryn Martini, Kankakee, Ill.; three nieces and their spouses, Adele and Joseph Dray; Deborah and Keith Woodsinger; and Lisa Corwin, all of Endicott, N.Y.; two nephews and their spouses, Tony and Allison Martini, Aurora, Ill.; and Stephen and Carol Martini, Kankakee; 13 great-nieces and great-nephews, Amber, Ashley and Alyssa Dray; Ian, Jordan and Noah Woodsinger; and Justine Carlson, all of Endicott; Andrea and Chris Gordon of Columbia, Mo.; Nick and Alex Martini; and Sean and Emily Martini, of Illinois.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Orlando Martini; and two sisters, Linda and Flora Martini.
The funeral will be Monday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 630 Genet St., South Scranton, celebrated by the Rev. Scott Sterowski, pastor. The family requests that those attending the funeral please proceed directly to the church on Monday morning.
Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Neil W. Regan Funeral Home Inc., 1900 Pittston Ave., Scranton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.
Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 24, 2012