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Maryann Vellios

Jul 15, 1954 - Nov 30, 2023

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Philadelphia, PA

Maryann "Mar" Vellios, aged 69, a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on November 26, 2023. Born on July 15, 1954, in Philadelphia, Maryann was a spirited woman who filled every room she entered with infectious laughter and love. Her warm and supportive nature was a beacon of light for all who had the pleasure to meet her. Maryann was well-known for her culinary talents. As a cook in a family restaurant in the Italian Market, her exceptional skills and dedicat...Read More

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Ann M. Strain

Apr 17, 1939 - Feb 28, 2024

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Philadelphia, PA

Ann M. Strain (nee Donaldson) passed away on February 28, 2024 at the age of 84. Wife of the late Joseph "Ron" Strain. Mother of Michael Strain. Daughter of the late John and Mary (nee Mahon) Donaldson. Sister of the late Mildred Donaldson, Dorothy Crane, and Claire Kelly. Also survived by nieces, nephews, and her lifetime sorority friends. Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing on Tuesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 611 Knowles Ave., Southampton, Pa beginning at 10 AM. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11 AM. Interment in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery. To to the family or in memory of Ann Marie (Donaldson) Strain, please

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Charles E. Cherrick, Sr.

Mar 05, 1933 - Feb 28, 2024

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Philadelphia, PA

Charles E. Cherrick, Sr. passed away on February 28, 2024, at the age of 90. Survived by his companion of 44 years to Kass Dever. Loving father of Charles Jr., James, and Donna. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Tuesday March 12, 2024, St. Dominic Church 8700 Frankford Ave. Phila. 19136 10:00 am to 10:45 am followed by his Funeral Mass 11:00 am. Interment. Washington Crossing National Cemetery.

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Mary Jo Carelli

Dec 24, 1933 - Feb 28, 2024

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Philadelphia, PA

Mary Jo Carelli (nee Mele) died on Wednesday February 28, 2024. Also known as Mary or Maria, she was the wife of the late Frank Carelli. She is survived by many of her loving nieces and nephews. Retired with 42 years of service in the capacity of office supervisor for the John Hancock Insurance Company. Mary had an avid love for music, played the violin as a child, performed in many Operas with her beautiful operatic voice. She sang for many weddings and funerals, was one of the first cantors for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.Mary belonged to the Delaware Valley Choral Society, Our Lady of Fatima Guitar Group and St. Ephrem’s Choir. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of Americas #2230 for well over 25 years.Mary belonged to Adoration at Our Lady of Fatima and served as Cantor for the Blue Army for over 25 years. Relatives and friends are invited to gather Friday March 8, 2024 St. Katherine of Siena Church 9700 Frankford Ave. Phila. PA 19114 10:00 am to 10:45 am followed by her Funeral Mass 11am Interment - Resurrection Cemetery.

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Marty Golden

Jun 26, 1930 - Feb 29, 2024

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Philadelphia, PA

In Loving Memory of Marty "Pop" Golden (1930 - 2024) Martin “Marty” Golden, affectionately known as Dad, Pop O’Golden, Old Poppy, and Uncle Marty passed away peacefully on February 29, 2024, at the age of 93.Devoted and loving husband to his lifelong sweetheart Elizabeth “Betty” Golden (nee Schnatz); Dedicated father to Kathleen (James), Michael (Theresa) and Martin,Jr. (pre-deceased); grandfather to seven, great-grandfather to ten, and close brother-in-law to Peggy Golden. Preceded in death by siblings: Michael, Patsy (Frank), Corinna (Jimmy), and Jimmy (Peggy). Marty was born, raised, and lived his entire life in Fishtown. A Korean War Veteran Pop was a pillar of his community, a friend to all, and a family man at heart. Celebrated as the Fishtown Beer Man, Marty's life was one of kindness, love, joy, laughter, and commitment to his Catholic faith. He possessed a natural talent for storytelling, with a repertoire from his many life experiences that could captivate any audience. His jokes and many sayings brought smiles and laughter to those around him.A devoted son, husband, father, uncle, and friend, Marty's love for his family was immense. He wore many jeff caps with grace, but perhaps none fit him as perfectly as that of Pop and Old Poppy. His unconditional love and support were the foundation of his family, creating cherished memories that will forever hold a special place in their hearts. Marty's passion for life extended beyond his love for his family and friends. He had a deep connection to his neighborhood through his countless known and unknown acts of kindness. An avid gardener, lover of Turner Classic movies, Seinfeld, Irish Music, chocolate, ice cream, Hershey’s chocolate syrup - actually anything sweet. Marty found joy in all of life’s moments. In keeping with Marty's caring spirit and love for Fishtown, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Holy Name Parish and Palmer Cemetery.Marty's legacy is one of love, laughter, and kindness. As we remember him, let us carry forward his light, embodying the warmth and generosity he showed to all. Dad, Pop, Uncle Marty, Old Poppy Golden will be deeply missed, but our memories with him will guide us and his loving spirit will continue to inspire. His stories will live on, his jokes will continue to bring smiles, and his memory will forever be a beacon of joy and love in the hearts of those who knew him.Rest in peace, Marty, and remember we’ll see you up Mikes and Down Jakes where they sell hotcakes. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Monday, March 4, 2024 Holy Name of Jesus Church, 701 Gaul St. Phila. 19125 10:15 am to 11:45 am followed by his Funeral Mass 12Noon. Interment. Holy Sepulchure Cemetery.

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Frances R. Byers

Oct 14, 1940 - Feb 27, 2024

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Philadelphia, PA

Frances R. Byers, age 83, February 27, 2024, daughter of the late Joseph A. and Frances Hollihan Byers, sister of the late Carol Byers Coccagna, loving aunt of Carol M. Coccagna, and dear longtime friend of the late Marve Prowisor. Also survived by many cousins. Fran was born in Philadelphia in 1940, graduated from St. Leonard's Academy, earned a BA in Mathematics from Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA, and a PhD in Educational Measurement and Research from the University of Pennsylvania. She worked as a computer programmer for Bell Telephone of PA and as a statistical assistant in the Office of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania where she received a fellowship for doctoral study there in Educational Measurement and Research. She began working in the School District of Philadelphia Office of Assessment while completing her PhD, and continued serving in various positions there in program evaluation, data analysis and the administration of large-scale testing programs in the public schools for 36 years. While working, and particularly after retirement, Fran worked actively in both her church, St. Francis de Sales, and her University City community. She sang in the choir, organized flea markets and assisted in many projects to help the church as well as St. Francis de Sales School, from which she graduated. She often wrote articles for the neighborhood newspaper about church and community happenings. She served for decades on the board of directors for the Spruce Hill Community Association as well as the Friends of Clark Park, for both of which she also served several terms as President. She organized several events that became community traditions, like "Bark in the Park", Veterans Day commemoration at the Gettysburg stone in Clark Park, Christmas caroling in Clark Park by candlelight and co-chaired the annual Charles Dickens birthday party. She was Secretary of the Police District Advisory Council for the 18th District and organized monthly meetings in which members of the Police Department and the University City District met with community members to discuss matters of neighborhood concern. She served on the local election board and later as Judge of Elections for many decades. She was Secretary, then Treasurer, of the condo association at the shore for many years where she and her family enjoyed vacationing. Dr. Byers' family will receive friends on Thursday March 7th at St. Francis de Sales Church from 6:30 to 7:30PM followed immediately by her Funeral Mass. Interment will take place Friday March 8th at 1:00PM at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Fran's name be made to St. Francis de Sales School, 917 S. 47th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143, St. Francis de Sales Church, 4625 Springfield Ave. Philadelphia PA 19143, or the Carmela Terlingo Cancer Fund.

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Loretta Drummond

May 27, 1940 - Feb 26, 2024

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Philadelphia, PA

Loretta Drummond was born Loretta Davidson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 27, 1940 to her parents Frank Davidson and Helen Stanton. Loretta is the mother of three adult daughters including Hope Atwell, Bernadette Harris, and Angela Harris who survived her on her passing on February 26, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Loretta Drummond, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Edward “Buddy” Quinn

Jan 21, 1956 - Feb 14, 2024

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Philadelphia, PA

"Edward “Buddy” Quinn passed away on February 14, 2024, at the age of 68. Born on January 21, 1956, to the late Edward and Marie Quinn (Nee. Banning). Edward was one of three boys survived by his brothers Terry and the late Joey Quinn. Growing up in South Philadelphia, Buddy attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel. He had a lot of friends and one of his friends would turn out to be the love of his life Deborah Quinn. The two started dating as teenagers and went on to start a family of their own with two daughters Colleen and the late Jennifer Quinn. Edward would work as a carpenter and in construction for many years, however he always cherished his free time spending it with family and friends. He loved to cook and have his family over on New Year’s Day considering it a mini family reunion. When it was time to sneak away, he loved heading down the shore to Wildwood. The time he loved the most was spent with his grandchildren; Joel Quinn, Olivia \u0026amp; Riley Kinkel, and Helena Quinn whom he loved so much. He was a beloved nephew to Joan Quinn, and beloved Brother-in-law to Anna and Ruth Ann Quinn, Catherine McDowell, and Helen Radzevicius and the late Kathleen Radzevicius. He Will be missed by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. All friends and family are invited to celebrate Edward’s life on March 8, 2024, from 8:00 - 10:30 am. Funeral home service 10:30 am at Murphy Ruffenach Brian W. Donnelly Funeral home at 2239 S 3rd street Philadelphia PA. Burial private."

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Joseph A. Frankina

Jul 01, 1942 - Feb 28, 2024

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Philadelphia, PA

Frankina Joseph A. Beloved husband of 54 years of Rita J. Frankina (nee Lucidi). Devoted father of Joseph A. Frankina, Jr. (Maria) and Krista Fiore (Peter). Proud grandfather of Anthony, Alexa, Vincent and Isabella. Dear brother-in-law of Lucy DiFebbo (Nicholas). Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to his VIEWING Saturday March 2, 2024 from 8:30am to 10:30am at THE MONTI RAGO FUNERAL HOME 2531-35 S. BROAD ST. PHILADELPHIA, PA 19148. His funeral mass will follow at 11am at The Epiphany of Our Lord Church, 11th and Jackson Sts., Philadelphia, Pa. Int. Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery. Donations can be made in Joseph’s name to American Lung Association 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601.

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Jeffrey Alan Harris

Mar 09, 1977 - Feb 26, 2024

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Philadelphia, PA

Jeffrey Alan Harris, 46, of Shillington passed away on February 26, 2024, at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia after a lengthy illness from complications of Noonan’s Syndrome. Born in West Reading, he was the son of Alan T. and Barbara K (Koninski) Harris. Jeffrey graduated from Governor Mifflin School District, class of 1996. He received a degree in Business Studies from Hiram G. Andrews Center, Johnstown, PA. He was employed as a Photo License Technician at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Photo License Center, Shillington for over twenty years. Jeffrey enjoyed animals, Philadelphia sports, and especially vacationing in Wildwood, New Jersey. Jeffrey will be remembered as a happy, loyal friend to all with an uncanny wit. Left to treasure Jeffrey’s memory are his parents; sister, Amy Willey (wife of Andrew), nephew, Alex Willey, niece, Ashley Willey of Chesapeake, VA., Uncle Frank Koninski and Aunt Ginny, of Hampton, VA, Aunt Suzie Mizzer, and cousin Cindy Ludwig, Millville, PA. Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Since Jeff was a lover of animals. memorial donations in his name may be made to an animal organization of your choosing. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc. is honored to serve the Harris family. Condolences may be expressed at kuhnfuneralhomes.com.

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Amado Millet

Nov 12, 1938 - Feb 25, 2024

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Philadelphia, PA

We pay heartfelt tribute to a spirited and witty soul, Amado Millet, known affectionately to many as Mario. Born on November 12, 1938, in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Amado was a man of simple pleasures who lived his life with an abundance of joy and laughter. He passed away on February 25, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of resilience, and a unique sense of humor.Amado spent most of his professional life as a dedicated factory worker at Sterling Paper Company, where he showcased his admirable work ethic. His passion extended beyond his work, finding joy in the roar of a car engine, the thrill of sports, and the camaraderie found in cheering for his beloved Philadelphia Phillies. A proud resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Amado was a true family man, placing his loved ones at the center of his world. His family was his pride and joy, and their happiness was his greatest accomplishment.Amado's memory will be cherished by his sons, James and Amaro Millet. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lilia Millet, and his parents, Jose and Victoria Rivera Millet. His memory will continue to shine in the hearts of his loved ones, just as the twinkle in his eye would light up any room.We invite all who knew and loved Amado to share their memories, stories, and photographs on his memorial page. His life was a celebration of the simple pleasures, the joy of family, and the infectious laughter that can lighten even the darkest days. Let us remember him as he was - a spirited, witty soul who made the world a little brighter with his presence.

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