Ida L. Martorelli
May 1, 1946 – May 7, 2018
IDA L. MARTORELLI, 72 of Margate, Florida died on Monday, May 7, 2018. She is survived by her cherished husband Robert, Loving children Deanna (Eric) Waters, Kelly (Thomas) Jordan, Sandra (Diego) Anile grandchildren Dixon and Riley Waters and Zach Jordan sister Audrey (John) Myers along with several loving nieces and nephews. Friends may gather at the KRAEER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 1655 University Drive, Coral Springs, Florida from 4 to 8 PM., Friday, May 11, 2018. Funeral Service will be held 10 AM., Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the funeral home followed by burial at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, North Lauderdale, Fl.
- Visitation Friday, May 11, 2018
Ida L. Martorelli
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May 9, 2018
Ida and I have known each other for many years. Over fifty in fact. She was my bridesmaid at my wedding and our girls are close in age. Because she married first and had her children before me, I learned from her. I even contribute my success in breast feeding to her encouragement. We sometimes watched each other's kids. Later on, Ida was the one who opened her heart to all family members for the holidays for warm gatherings with an abundance of food. I remember being a little envious of her talents in baking (especially pies) and her sewing abilities. She even made the bridesmaids dresses for one of her daughter's wedding. To me, that took guts. But Ida was strong willed and confident and a true Matriarch of her family.
I have to mention my admiration of her husband Bob, and daughters , Deanna, Kelly, and Sandra for their strength and devotion while caring for Ida during her devastating illness. They continued to have family gatherings for the holidays while her care could not be easy but I never saw an indication of stress or heard any complaints. Those traits were also typical of Ida because she was always an optimist and a positive thinker.
Abbe Davis (Marks)
May 8, 2018
Ida would come to work out with Craig and it was clear it was not an easy task to walk, get up, sit down..There she was walking in with Kelly and Alicia, her sweet angels at her side, and those sparkling blue eyes made me imagine an Irish rose. A sweet sparkle and some mischief, too. I'd always tell her that, because it was so true. To see her eyes was a gift, and to somehow see the character in her, too. How her children and all loved her and the stories they'd share with me as I sat at my desk at the fitness studio, well I felt blessed to be around the love of Ida, Kelly and Alicia. I A am praying now that Ida feels free from her body dragging her down, to have peace in spirit and to know how she truly touched those she loved. That is a life well lived, when family and friends love you that much.
With love and gratitude,
Abbe (and Craig)