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Emily Festino

June 28, 1928 - February 23, 2014

Burial Date February 23, 2014

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Emily Thomas Festino, age 85, a lifelong resident of Old Forge, died Sunday morning at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Towson, Maryland, after spending the past six months in the wonderful care of her daughter, Debra, in Reisterstown, Maryland. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years, Raymond J. Festino, Sr., on July 27, 2012. Born on June 28, 1928, daughter of the late David J. and Edith Watkins Thomas, prior to her retirement, she worked at Rohr Lingerie and Lease Cleaners, both of Old Forge. A longtime member and piller of the Nebo Congregational Church of Christ in Old Forge, her favorite hobby was sewing. A kind and caring woman, she will forever be missed by those who loved her.
She is survived by her four children, John Festino of Old Forge, Raymond J. Festino, Jr., of Sarasota, Florida, Debra Zezeski and husband Michael of Reisterstown, Maryland, and Cathy Zora and husband Faiek of Tampa, FL; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Siblings, John and Lewis Thomas and Elizabeth (Betty) Davis, also preceded her in death.
Funeral services to be conducted by Pastor Wendy D’Agostino are scheduled for Saturday at 10:00AM in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Harding.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday between 4-7:00PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Emily’s name to the Nebo Church, 208 North Main Street in Old Forge, 18518.