On Tuesday, October 18, 2011, Donna Filippelli and her family lost their wonderful Mom and Nana. Though not a woman of many words, she loved her family far more than can ever be expressed. Marian June Walters was reunited with her best friend and husband, Tiny, when she passed at Friendship Ridge.
Born February 10, 1930, she was the youngest child of the late George Barkley Arthur and Sophia Kaylor Arthur. She graduated from Hampton high School and worked as a waitress at F. W. Woolworth in Pittsburgh. She later went on to run her own cleaning business. She was a lifelong resident of Etna until she became ill, moving to Monaca in 2008. She loved her weekly hair appointments, roaming the aisles of Macy?s and had a passion for her kitties.
She married George ?Tiny? Walters on August 14, 1954, who preceded her in death on December 30, 1983. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Robert and William, and her nephew, Thomas.
She is survived by her only daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Patsy Filippelli, of Monaca; her grandchildren who were the pride and joy of her life, Matthew Filippelli of Monaca and Michael (Talia) Filippelli of Cliffside Park, New Jersey; two sisters-in-law and a brother, Agnes Arthur of Wexford, and Denver and Lee Arthur of North Ft. Myers, Florida and five nephews and their families, Robert, David, Edward, Jon and Bill, all of Pittsburgh.
Friends will be received at the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of blessing service at 12 noon. Rev. Fr. George Chortos, pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, will officiate.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer?s foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Fl., New York, NY 10001.
The family also wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Annmarie Ray and the staff of Annex One, Friendship Ridge, for the devoted and loving care extended to them and, more importantly, to Marian during her battle with Alzheimer?s. They are truly angels who walk among us.
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