Maxine Martino

MARTINO, Maxine June (Weidle), 86, of Follansbee, WV, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 28, 2013, at Valley Hospice Care North in Steubenville, OH, with her family by her side.

She was born on September 19, 1927, in Wheeling, WV, a daughter of the late James C and Anna M. (Markus) Weidle.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Martino on December 24, 1976, an infant daughter, Mary on May 7, 1954, and an infant brother.

Maxine retired from Tri-State Manufacturing and Supply in Weirton, WV, where she worked as a bookkeeper.

She was a lifetime member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Follansbee, WV.

A beautiful woman inside and out, patient, kind, and forgiving, she loved her family, She had a thirst for learning, loved all animals, and had huge respect for all that served to protect our country. Born a natural caretaker she raised her five children single handedly after the loss of her husband in 1976 and cared unfailingly for her parents for years until their departure.

She loved to travel making several trips to Florida and out west to spend time with her children and grandchildren which she lived for. Her witty personality, dancing and rap skills kept us smiling. She will be forever in the hearts of those that love her.

Surviving are five children, Marguerite (James) Collins of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Marcia (Michael) Hendricks of Jupiter, FL, Michelle (Art) Fernandez of Follansbee, WV, Joseph J. (Patti) Martino of West Palm Beach, FL, Melanie Martino of Santa Fe, New Mexico; five grandchildren, Jesse (Andjela) Collins, Anthony Hendricks, Mark Hendricks, Elizabeth Fernandez, and Rachel Martino; one great-grandson, Destin Collins

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2014, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the Mullenbach Funeral Home, 669 Main St., Follansbee, WV. Vigil services will be held on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 2, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Follansbee, WV, with Msgr. Paul Hudock as celebrant.

Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Follansbee, WV.

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