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PRINCETON — Mary A. "Little Mary" Constantino, 94, of Princeton died Friday, January 13, 2017 at Princeton Community Hospital after a short illness.
Born September 28, 1922 in Arlington, WV (McDowell Co.) she was the daughter of the late Antonio Constantino and Franchesca "Fannie" Falcomato Constantino. She was a 1943 graduate of Northfork High School and had various jobs throughout her life last working at Princeton Public Library. Mary then became a homemaker taking care of her mother. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Princeton and was also a member of the Altar Society.
Mary had been a resident of Princeton for the past 36 years, moving here from Northfork. She loved people and kids and enjoyed shopping with her sisters and vacationing with her family. Mary also liked to sew and took great pride in her clothing. She always enjoyed putting together family picture albums and was a wonderful cook.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Antonio Constantino and Franchesca "Fannie" Falcomato Constantino; one sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Charles; one sister-in-law, Patsy Constantino; and three brothers-in-law, Mike Grbac, Charley Manley, and Eugene "Pete" Peter.
Survivors include two brothers, Willie Constantino, with whom she made her home for 86 years, and Frank Constantino both of Princeton; three sisters, Angelina "Angie" Grbac, Anna Peter, and Virginia Manley all of Princeton; brother-in-law, Bernard Charles; several nieces and nephews; and special caregiver, Donna Sloane of Princeton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Princeton with Father Sebastian Devasya serving as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call at Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Monday, January 16, 2017 with the Christian Wake Service at 7:30 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, P.O. Box 1310, Princeton, WV 24740.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.seaverfuneralservice.com.
Published on January 15, 2017
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