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Marcellina M. Martin

Marcellina Margaret Martin (née Festa), age 80 of SW Philly peacefully died on January 31, 2020 after a longtime battle with Lymphoma.

Marcellina was the first American born daughter and youngest child of Marcello and Aida; Italian immigrant tailors who settled in South Philly in the 1930s. Marcellina graduated from St. Maria Goretti High School and later worked several jobs, but her true joy in life was spending time with family, especially during holidays. She never missed sending a birthday card and delighted to see her children and grandchildren. Her gentle kindness will be missed by family, friends, and the many caregivers of Providence Rehab & Health who enjoyed seeing Marcellina.

Marcellina was wife to the late Perry A.; devoted mom of John A. and Richard D. (Raechal K.); cherished mom-mom of Shaun P.J. and Matthew P.B.; daughter of the late Marcello of La Fara Italy and Aida (née Verna) of Monte Risera, Italy; sister to the late Dominic J. Festa, Sr. (Mafalda).

A memorial gathering and ceremony will take place at a later date.

Phone: 215-543-9339