Elizabeth Martone, a beautiful spirit, passed peacefully in her sleep on June 22nd, forever freed from earthly pain and discomfort. Elizabeth was an incomparably devoted Mother. She immensely loved her sons, Justin and Dominick, whom she made many sacrifices for and dedicated her life to raising right. Elizabeth showed her sons endless affection and support, and reminded them every day how much she loved and believed in them. She taught them to be honest, do good for the sake of doing good, trust in God, and to always follow their dreams.
Elizabeth loved life and had many interests and passions, including being a voracious reader and music lover. She loved to be outdoors in nature and would frequently walk in the park and along the bay, always taking time to appreciate nature and take pictures of plants, flowers, and birds. Elizabeth enjoyed visiting the beach to collect shells and being near the water. Celebrating Holidays with her sons, enjoying family time and homemade dinners together, was most important to her. To say Elizabeth had a strong work ethic would be an understatement. She worked hard to support her family and passionately believed in helping those in need. Elizabeth made a difference in uncountable people's lives during her lifelong career as a social worker, and also helped the less fortunate through volunteer work and frequent donations to various charities.
Elizabeth was fiercely independent and a person of unbending principle, who was infinitely caring, loyal, sincere, thoughtful, and selfless. She had a sharp sense of humor and loved to laugh, bringing light into many people's lives. A proud cat lover, Elizabeth considered her companions throughout the years, Mary, Shadow, and Savannah to be part of her family.
Elizabeth is reunited in heaven with her beloved first son John Anthony, her mother and father, Silvia and William, sister Catherine, and the father of her sons, John Dominic. She is survived by her loving brother William and his wife Irene, sister Mari, and other family. Elizabeth will be tremendously missed by her sons and those who were closest to her, and fondly remembered by countless others whose lives she touched throughout her days.
Elizabeth wished to be cremated and have her ashes scattered. She did not wish to have any service held. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation of any amount to Tina's Wish, a charity dedicated to developing early detection methods for Ovarian cancer: www.tinaswish.org.
"We will honor your memory and celebrate your life for the rest of our days, until we meet again in the great blue yonder. You will always be loved Mom."