Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on January 21, 1930, Mary was the daughter of Nazzareno and Arduina Marcantognini. Her husband of 37 years passed away on September 7, 1985. Mary was of the Catholic faith and a parishioner of St. Phillip and St. James Church Phillipsburg.
Mary was a loving mother and loved being a homemaker. She enjoyed her family, was an excellent cook as well as an avid card player.
Mary is survived by sons David Emili and wife Jennifer of Salisbury Township, PA, Anthony Emili of Phillipsburg, NJ and daughter Linda Emili of Swedesboro, NJ. Grandchildren David Emili, Jr. and wife Alyssa of Easton, PA, Alicia Emili of Bethlehem, PA, Brent Shiner of Pittsburgh, PA and Vanessa Peacock, wife of Brian of Whitehall, PA. Great grandchildren Nico and Mia Emili and Justin Lesperance.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by sons John and Roberto, along with her brothers Dino and Chester Marcantognini.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday October 19, 2018 at 10 am at St. Philip & St. James Catholic Church, 430 S. Main St., Phillipsburg, NJ. A viewing hour will be held in the church from 9 am to 10 am. Interment will be in Holy Saviour Cemetery in Bethlehem, Pa. In addition to accepting flowers, the Emili family requests for donations to be made to The Residents Council at The Phillipsburg Genesis Center, 843 Wilbur Ave., Phillipsburg, NJ 08865.