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Marlene A. (Petta) Anthony

January 14, 1939 ~ October 3, 2022 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Marlene Anthony Obituary

Marlene A. Anthony (nee Petta) 83 returned to her Maker October 3, 2022, at her home in Inveraray, Villanova, PA surrounded by her loving family: her devoted husband of 64 years, Richard, and five children - MaryAnn Kelly (Vincent), Richard, Jr. (Robyn), Mark (Lynda), Paul (Dion) and Elizabeth Schostak (Owen). She was the proud Granny to 15 grandchildren and doting GG to 8 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Pasquale, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Julia Petta. 

 

Following graduation from West Catholic School for Girls in 1956, she attended Villanova University to earn her certificate to teach elementary school which she did at St Dorothy’s Catholic School in Drexel Hill and St Francis of Assisi in Norristown until her marriage in 1958. She was devoted to her family and her faith and was active in church and school activities while raising her children in Drexel Hill, including the Boy Scouts, the school library and Aronimink Swim Club where she served as a board member.  For 17 years she served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. John Neumann Church bringing communion and comfort to the sick and disabled.  She was a daily communicant until her illness worsened.

 

For the past 25 years, she had been a partner in her husband’s management consulting firm.  The couple loved to travel and had wonderful memories of trips by air and sea to destinations in Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Canada and the United Kingdom. When not traveling, they spent time at their homes in Skytop Lodge Resort and Buck Hill Falls, Pennsylvania, and enjoyed a 40-year membership at Overbrook Golf Club where she played tennis with friends, followed quickly by lunch.

 

Marlene was a fun loving, gregarious, compassionate soul who befriended everyone with her friendly smile, warmth and authenticity.  She loved meeting new people to learn about their lives, their families and their aspirations. She was known for her long goodbyes which often prompted her husband to exhort her unsuccessfully with, “Say goodnight, Marlene” or “The bus is leaving, Marlene.”   She simply loved people.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation on Sunday, October 9 from 7 to 9 PM at St. John Neumann Church, 380 Highland Ln, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 and again Monday morning from 9 to10:45 AM followed by a concelebrated Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM.   Interment Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA  19064

The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed as well.  Please click on the following link at 10:50 AM on Monday, Oct.10th https://www.youtube.com/c/StJohnNeumannParishLivestream  

Contributions in Marlene’s name can be made to Regina Luminis Academy, 601 First Avenue, Berwyn PA 19312  www.reginaluminisacademy.com

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
October 9, 2022

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
St. John Neumann Church
380 Highland Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Visitation
Monday
October 10, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
St. John Neumann Church
380 Highland Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Funeral Mass
Monday
October 10, 2022

11:00 AM
St. John Neumann Church
380 Highland Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Interment following funeral service
Monday
October 10, 2022

Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery
1600 S Sproul Road
Springfield, PA 19064

Donations

Regina Luminis Academy
601 First Avenue, Berwyn PA 19312
Web: http://www.reginaluminisacademy.com

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