OBITUARY

Marian Sellitto

September 9, 1924December 24, 2012

Marian Sellitto, 88, passed away Monday, December 24, 2012, of Harrisburg, and formerly York, and Susquehanna, PA where she resided most of her life. She lived with and has been lovingly cared for by her devoted daughter for the last 6 years of her life. Born September 9, 1924 in Forest City, PA, she was the daughter of the late Michelina and William Miliauskas; and was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Sellitto; her infant son, Ralph Sellitto Jr.; her sisters, Jean Shalna and Aldona Bagniewski; and her brother, Joseph Miles. Surviving is her daughter, Michele (DeSera Bortner) Sellitto, of Harrisburg; her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Debbie Sellitto, of North Huntingdon, PA; her grandson, Scott Sellitto; her sisters, Veronica Kucnsky, of Avello, PA, and Cecilia Barechio, of Susquehanna, PA; and her special nieces, Stephanie Marshall D’Argenio and Shelley Marshall Doyle, both of Yardley, PA. Marian was a member of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Harrisburg and formerly St. John’s Catholic Church in Susquehanna, PA. Marian met her husband Ralph at age 14, and married October 23, 1946 until his death in 1990. She was an Honors Graduate of Forest City High School, Class of 1942, a homemaker and member of the Susquehanna Borough Council for 6 years, and Democratic Committee Woman for Susquehanna Borough. She was a member of the Susquehanna County Democratic Women’s Club, York County Democratic Women’s Club and Tri-County Democratic Women’s Club. A viewing will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, December 27, 2012 in the Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry St., Harrisburg, with the recitation of the Rosary at 7:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Friday, December 28, 2012, from the Parish of St. Patrick Cathedral, 212 State St. Harrisburg, PA. Graveside service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 29, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Forest City, PA. Donations may be made in memory of Marian Sellitto to either: The Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women, Sellitto Memorial Scholarship, Attn: Diane Neiper, 2626 Lincoln Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011 or St. Patrick’s Cathedral Memorial Fund, 212 State Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101.

Services

  • Viewing Thursday, December 27, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, December 28, 2012
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Bob McNamara

January 4, 2013

Bob Sr. and Mary along with Carol and I would like to offer our condolences for your loss. Susquehanna hasn't been the same without her.
Sincerely,

January 4, 2013

Michele and Bill we were so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Mothers are so very precious it's hard when you lose them. We will always remember Marian as a great neighbor and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jerry and Carolyn Gow

Susan Lee

January 3, 2013

Dear Michele,
I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You are in my prayers. Love,
Susan Lee

Pat Milioto

January 2, 2013

Michele, I am so sorry to hear ot the loss of your mother. My thoughts are with you at this time and the caring that you showed your mother and the love are a testament to how she raised you. Her legacy is you.

January 2, 2013

Dear Michele, just saw this and am thinking of you. May your love and devotion for your mother bring you memories that will comfort you. I am sure you made her proud every day of her life. Sending you hugs, see you soon.
Mary Ann Eisenreich (Pittsburgh, PA)

Tracey Sullivan

December 30, 2012

I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of you dear sweet mother. You and all of your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Laura Cowburn

December 28, 2012

You mother raised you well to be such a devoted daughter and advocate for her these last few years. The service was heart warming with the stories you told. Marion and Raf are together and smiling down upon you and your family. Peace.

PCA @ Osteo Rehab

December 28, 2012

Michele,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family throughout this difficult time. May God strengthen you in this time of need. I will never forget her smiling face every time I walked in her room.

Sincerely,

December 28, 2012

Michele, So very sorry to hear you have lost your mother. You can take great solace in knowing that you cared for her so well, in her final years. I'm certain she was ever so grateful to have you for a daughter and that you were there for her, with your love, devotion and support. Sincerely, Your Friend Always, Connie Guy

Susan Williams

December 27, 2012

Dear Michele,

I learned of your mother's passing this morning, and am saddened to hear this news. Your dedication and caring of your mom has been a priority for as long as I have worked with you. With the passing of my mom four months ago, I remember this phrase and it relates to you and your mom, too:

Mom, because of you I believe in myself.

Take care and know I share your sadness at such a loss of someone so important to you.

Sincerely,

Susan L. Williams