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Jessica Sandra (Maurer) Pellegrino

April 4, 1937May 30, 2020

Jessica Sandra (Maurer) Pellegrino, 83, of Melbourne Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2020. She was born in Shamokin, PA, April 4, 1937, to Lewis L. and Jessie G. (Kerstetter) Maurer. Jessica was raised in Northumberland, PA, and graduated from Northumberland High School in 1955. She went on to study nursing at Philadelphia General Hospital and became a Registered Nurse in 1958. After being licensed, Jessica worked in Labor and Delivery, Men’s Active and Women’s Senile Psychiatric Wards at that hospital. She did private duty nursing in Green Cove Springs, Florida.

Jessica was married to Dr. Samuel V. Pellegrino in 1959. They celebrated their 61st wedding on February 14, 2020. In addition to her devoted husband, Jessica is survived by her sister, Cherie Daddario, daughter Lee J. Pellegrino, son Samuel V. Pellegrino, Jr. (Nicole), daughter Victoria L. (James) Stuccio, and daughter Valerie A. (Carl) Aveni. She is also survived by ten grandchildren: Lauren, Drew, Samuel, Nicolas, Alexis, Vincent, Isabella, Natalie, Anna Lucia, and Eamon. She is predeceased by her parents and her brother, L. Ronald Maurer.

Jessica was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She excelled as a pianist, enjoyed stitching, traveling the world with her husband, reading, and creating beautiful crafts.

She moved with her husband to Melbourne Beach, Florida in 2006 after surviving open heart surgery and lung cancer treated at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Orlando, Florida in 2006.

She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jessica’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Auman’s Inc., Reiffton, PA. Services will be private with burial at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton, PA and at the convenience of Jessica’s family.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aumansinc.com for the Pellegrino family.


  • Lewis Maurer, Father (deceased)
  • Jessie G. (Kerstetter) Maurer, Mother (deceased)
  • L. Ronald Maurer, Brother (deceased)
  • Dr. Samuel Vincent Pellegrino Sr., Husband
  • Cherie D. Daddario, Sister
  • Lee J. Pellegrino, Daughter
  • Samuel V. Pellegrino Jr., Son
  • Nicole Pellegrino, Daughter-in-law
  • Victoria L. Stuccio, Daughter
  • James Stuccio, Son-in-law
  • Valerie A. Aveni, Daughter
  • Carl Aveni, Son-in-law
  • Jessica also leaves behind 10 grandchildren; Lauren, Drew, Samuel, Nicolas, Alexis, Vincent, Isabella, Natalie, Anna Lucia, and Eamon to cherish her memory.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Jessica Sandra (Maurer) Pellegrino

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John B Sylvester

June 10, 2020

Dr. Sam.....please accept my sympathy and prayer for your dear wife and your comfort on reading this sad news. I certainly remember Jessica even from brief contacts years ago at your
N 6th St office. My goodness the time seems to have rushed by.
I never realized that your wife and I shared something in our heritage, that being my family from my dad's side came from Shamokin PA.
Be well and treasure the memories you shared with her.

John Sylvester

Sylvia Lehn

June 8, 2020

Dear Victoria,

I was so sorry to hear about your beloved mother. I have so many fond memories of being at your house, and your mother was always so welcoming to me. She had such a beautiful smile and wonderful sense of humor. I remember that great laugh of hers and how she made me smile.

I had the privilege of talking to your parents at the grocery store a few years ago when they were visiting PA and remember thinking how lucky you (your siblings and children) were to have such wonderful parents still in your lives. I hope the special memories you have will lift your spirits during times of sorrow and be of comfort to you.

My heartfelt sympathy is extended to the entire Pellegrino family. Peace be with you.

Sylvia (Walter) Lehn

PS - the photo was taken at our wedding

Robin Daddario

June 8, 2020

Dear Uncle Sam and family,
I was so saddened to hear of Aunt Sandy's passing. I have such wonderful memories of all of us kids growing up together. Aunt Sandy was always so much fun.
Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. My family and I will keep you in our prayers. Cherish your memories, they will be a great comfort to you.

Love, Robin, Loretta and family

Lee Bukowski

June 7, 2020

Dear Chip,

I was saddened to learn of your mother's passing. I've always greatly admired both your parents. I think of you and your family often and regret that we've lost touch.
Please extend my sincere sympathy to your dad and the rest of your family. I hope in time beautiful memories of your mom help the sadness to fade.
My parents send their condolences as well.
(I don't know if you use your nickname anymore, but years of history prevent me from calling you anything else!)

All my best to you,
Lee Padovani