Martha Mary Delello
August 12, 1941 – February 24, 2020
Martha Mary Delello, 78, of Oneonta, died on Monday, February 24, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
She was born on August 12, 1941 in Oneonta, the daughter of Patsy and Matilda (Martin) Delello. She was the youngest of 13 children. A lifelong area resident, Martha was a graduate of St. Mary’s School and Oneonta High School.
She was employed by Wilber Bank and Key Bank in Oneonta, and retired after 25 years from SUNY Delhi.
Martha was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. She was there nearly every day, quietly giving of herself to her parish community. Her dedication and care for her church and her parish family was beyond compare.
She was a Sacristan, a Eucharistic Minister and trained Eucharistic Minsters. She was a Money Counter. Martha served on Pastoral Council, Liturgy Committee, Mount Calvary Cemetery Advisory Board and St. Mary’s School Board. She was also a member of the Rosary Society.
She was a graduate of the Formation for Ministry Program and she received the Woman’s Commission of the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese, “Saying Yes to God” award.
Outside of her church, Martha was also an active community member of the Italian American Club, the Historical Society, and the Business Women’s Club of Oneonta.
She is survived by her siblings, her sister, Eleanor and Leonard Beers of Norwich, and her brother, Fred and Nancy Delello of Oneonta; special niece and nephew, Judy Rivino of Oneonta, and Kevin and Tamara Maddalone of Sidney; as well as several more nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her siblings, Cecilia Delello, Bernice Mulkins, Martin Delello, Frances Walley, Esther Vandermark, Bernard Delello, Phyllis Delello, Patrick Delello, Joan Delello, and Carole Maddalone.
Friends are invited to greet the family on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta from 3 to 5 pm.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 2, 2020 at St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta at 10:15 am, with Rev. David Mickiewicz officiating.
Burial will take place in the spring at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.
The family wishes to thank the staff at AO Fox Hospital, Bassett and Strong Memorial, and all her friends and church family at the Rectory for their compassion and care.
In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to St. Mary’s Reigniting Our Faith Campaign.
To leave a condolence for the family or memory of Martha online, please visit www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.
- Kenneth Dukes, Friend
- John Korb, Friend
- Kevin Maddalone, Nephew
- Daniel Maddalone, Grand Nephew
- James Delello, Nephew
- David Rivino, Grand Nephew
- Calling Hours Sunday, March 1, 2020
- Funeral Mass Monday, March 2, 2020
Martha Mary Delello
March 2, 2020
Martha was a friend and co-worker at SUNY Delhi. Always pleasant and great to work with. She was a lovely person and will be missed.
March 1, 2020
My heartfelt and sincere condolences to her family and friends. I am fairly new to St. Mary's and have had a few lovely conversations with Martha, always kind and smiling. She always asked about my son, which made my day. A truly beautiful person that will be missed by so many. My son William is saddened by the news and also sends his sympathy.
February 29, 2020
I worked with Martha for many years at SUNY Delhi. She was always kind and upbeat. My sympathy to her family. She'll be missed.
Father JOHN P Rosson
February 28, 2020
May you rest in peace, Martha. Good and faithful servant!
Jo Ann Kaufman
February 28, 2020
Dear Family - I am so sorry about Martha. I didn't see her at the last concert in January but didn't realize she wasn't well. I'll miss her. She always had such sweet things to say about others and always asked how people we both knew were doing. Thank you for sharing the photos on this site. Wishing you all God's blessings...Jo Ann Kaufman (SUNY Delhi retiree)
February 26, 2020
My sincere condolences & prayers for Martha's family! She was a very good friend as well as my next door neighbor for >37 yrs. I will greatly miss her when I return home in the spring.