Martha (Kassick) Santilli of Manville, New Jersey 1926 – 2022
Martha Santilli peacefully entered into eternal life on Sunday, February 20, 2022. Martha was born on February 12, 1926 in Tresckow, PA to her late parents John and Anna (Horwath) Kassick. Raised in Hazleton, Martha was one of eleven siblings. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Frank Santilli, Sr. and her beloved siblings; Alfred (Dorothy) Kassick, Eleanor (Wassil) Pogar, John (Eleanor) Kassick, Bernard (Agnes) Kassick, Edward (Geraldine) Kassick, Alice (Jerry) Buehler and Richard (Sally) Kassick. Martha is survived by her cherished siblings; Marie (Michael) Swett, Rita (Tony) Liene, and Michael (Marie) Kassick.
She will be immeasurably missed by her loving son, Frank Santilli, Jr. (Christine), her four grandchildren; Thomas (Lindsay) Santilli, Joseph (Kelli Ann) Santilli, Melissa (Robert) Sena, Kelly (Russell) Kras; stepchildren, Joanne (Jerry) Steffon, Bernard Santilli; five great-grandchildren; Samantha, Thomas Jr., Alexis, Devin, Sophia, and many cherished nieces and nephews.
Martha married Frank Santilli in 1950 and built a wonderful life in Manville, NJ. In her younger years, Martha enjoyed walks and would walk all over, whether it was to the store or on the boardwalk down the shore with her family; she loved her walks. She enjoyed selling Avon and would walk her entire neighborhood, talking with her friends and neighbors along the way. Later on, she worked for many years at Zeus Industrial Products in Raritan, where she retired at the age of 70 and enjoyed retirement with her loved ones. Martha enjoyed traveling with her husband to Hazleton and Delaware to visit family whom she loved so dearly. She enjoyed cooking, baking and spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. Martha and Frank’s home was always welcoming; filled with love, laughter and delicious home cooked meals. Family and friends were always welcome.
God and family are what Martha cherished the most. A devout catholic, Martha always prayed for her family and was always there for them. More recently, she longed for the day that she would be reunited with her mom and dad again. Her family has peace knowing that when the Lord called her home, they were there to embrace her in eternal glory.
Martha will be lovingly remembered for her unconditional love and devotion for her family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral mass at Christ the Redeemer Parish (Sacred Heart Church) in Manville, NJ on Monday, February 28, 2022 at 9AM. A graveside service will follow at 1PM at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, 23rd St., Hazleton, PA. Arrangements are entrusted to the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.