Maria P. ‘Mary’ Ceccarelli

ESCANABA – Maria P. “Mary” Ceccarelli, 90, Escanaba, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014, at Christian Park Healthcare Center.

She was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on Oct. 25, 1923, the daughter of Leanardo and Lena (Delveccio) Baldino.

She married Michael Anthony Ceccarelli in Connecticut. He preceded her in death.

Maria and her husband owned and operated the M.A. Ceccarelli Market in Bridgeport, and she volunteered at the Kennedy Center, an organization to help the disabled.

Maria is survived by her daughter-in-law, Laura Ceccarelli of Escanaba; two grandsons, Stacy (Amanda) Fruehling Ceccarelli of Marquette and Morgan (Krystal) Fruehling Ceccarelli of Escanaba; brother, Frank Baldino and family of Norwich, Conn.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Donna Ceccareli and son, Michael Ceccarelli.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at First United Methodist Church at 4:30 p.m. with Pastor Carmen Minarick officiating. Visitation will begin at 3:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.

Burial will take place in Connecticut.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Ceccarelli family.