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 www.jwardfuneralhome.com