Sarah (Sally) Massarelli Cotton – 2/2/2019

February 5th, 2019

Sarah (Sally) A. Massarelli Cotton, 82 years old, of Wilmington, Delaware, formerly of Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania died peacefully at St. Francis Hospital on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Mrs. Cotton was born in Chester, PA and was a long-time member of Immaculate Conception of Lourdes Church in Marcus Hook, PA. She was a LPN for Fair Acres for seven years and enjoyed her work as a crossing guard for the Marcus Hook Borough. She enjoyed bingo, crocheting, sewing and spending time with her family and friends. She was the wife of the late Andrew Massarelli, Sr. for 36 years (deceased in 1994) and Maurice Cotton for 10 years (deceased in 2008). Born to the late Taylor Buckingham and Ann Sarah Osmond, she was the oldest of 14 siblings (four sisters and three brothers living). She will be sadly missed by her family Grace-Marie Scargill (Timothy) of Chadds Ford, PA, Vincent A. Massarelli (Ryan) of Manhattan, NY, Gail A. DeVito (David) of Wilmington, DE and Andrew (Drew) Massarelli (Michele) of Millsboro, DE. She cherished her 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews. She was a caring and courageous woman who fought many illnesses for a long time. A heartfelt thank you to all her doctors and nurses at Bryn Mawr Hospital for taking great care of her throughout the years, St. Francis ICU doctors and nurses and St. Francis Homecare.
Her funeral mass will be held on Monday, February 11th at 10:30 am at Immaculate Conception of Lourdes Catholic Church in Marcus Hook, PA. Friends and family are invited to her viewing on Sunday evening from 7-9pm and again on Monday morning from 9-10 am at the Joseph A. Ward Funeral Home 1459 Market St. Linwood, PA. Burial will follow in Lawn Croft Cemetery. Online condolences can be sent through

6 thoughts on “Sarah (Sally) Massarelli Cotton – 2/2/2019

  • By Sean Bell on

    Sorry for your loss. I am an old friend of the family . My father worked with Maurice down at FMC . Can’t say enough good things about him and his sweet bride. Together again.

  • By Eleanor and Bob McCoy on

    Dear Grace,Tim and Family,
    We are sending our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your dear mother and grandmother. It is never easy when we lose our loved ones but may you hold her in your hearts thru all the wonderful memories you cherish. Sincere Sympathy,Love, Eleanor,Bob and family.

  • By Florence Macpherson on

    Gail, Grace and family,so sorry on the loss of your mom, she was such a funny and HAPPY lady…With deepest sympathy..

  • By Florence Macpherson on

    Gail,Grace and family…so sorry for the loss of your mom, she was such a funny and happy lady…With deepest sympathy…

  • By Vincent on


    The Rose

  • By Grace-Marie on


    Thank you for the beautiful memories. You will always be in our hearts. We will miss you everyday.


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