Margherita

Margherita "Marge" Mustazza

  • Funeral Date: 12/01/16
  • Funeral Time: 2:00 pm
  • Date of Birth: 9/25/19
  • Date of Death: 11/28/16
  • Funeral Location: Chapel of the Northfield Retirement Community

Margherita “Marge” Mustazza, age 97, passed away and went to be with the Lord on November 28, 2016, at the Northfield Retirement Community.

Marge was born on September 25, 1919, in Highland Park, Michigan. Her parents were immigrants from Sicily, Italy. During WWII Marge served as a secretary for the Army officers in Detroit, Michigan. Marge married Antonino (Tony) Mustazza on November 3, 1945, who had been a childhood neighbor, and was a World War II veteran. She was a homemaker for many years, raising three children. Marge became employed at Eastern Michigan University in the Food Services Department, serving much of her career there as a baker. After she and her husband retired, they moved from Michigan to Lakeland, Florida, where she greatly enjoyed living for over 30 years.

Marge was a deeply spiritual woman, spending much of her time in prayer, and in reading and memorizing the Bible. She loved to cook, loved to sing, but mostly loved people. Throughout her life Marge was most known for being an extremely positive and warm person, who was always affirming and encouraging others. She was deeply loved by all who knew her.

Marge was preceded in death by her husband, Antonino. She is survived by her children: son Sam (Charlene) of Allen Park, MI, daughter Theresa (Ron) of Lakeland, FL, and son Tony (Irene) of Northfield, MN; grandchildren Daniel, Laura, Lisa, and Jason; great grandchildren Mackenzie, Noah, Caleb, David, Lucy and Reed; sisters Santa and Jaye; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Northfield Retirement Community Chapel. She will be buried by her husband at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.

Marge’s family would like to extend many thanks to the outstanding staff at the Northfield Retirement Community where she lived for the last four years.

8 comments

  1. Gloria Sollena Lindquist

    Rest in Peace, my beautiful aunt. It was an honor to be related to you.

  2. Marie Pino

    Aunt Marge was the dearest sweetest lady I know! Always a smile and a kind word and of course, lots of love. I remember when I was a young girl just how beautiful she was and then as an adult knowing that beauty came from within and just shined through her lovely eyes. Our family was blessed to have her love, warmth and unending understanding. God Bless you Auntie! Until we meet again…with love, Marie

  3. Lisa Mustazza-Weisenberger

    Grandma has always been a very special person in my life. I have so many wonderful memories with her. I know she is rejoicing in heaven now with my Grandpa. Love, Lisa “little doll” (Grandma’s name for me)

  4. Grace e Martin

    auntie Margie is not only in heaven with uncle tony, but also her brothe,r my dad Lorenzo Sollena, I’m sure there is much celebrating going on! My aunt Margie was beautiful outside and inside as well I’ve never in my life again meant someone as true to herself and others as she was. love you always, your neice Grace

  5. Auntie Margie was always so sweet. I have very fond memories of all the dinners and all of our family being together. If my brother was here, he would say ….”the food”. Anyway, she was always an angel and remains an angel. With all my love, Yvonne Cafini Timmons

  6. Charlene Mustazza

    Mom was the best mother-in-law I could have ever asked for. She will be truly missed. Love always, Charlene.

  7. Daniel Mustazza

    Grandma lived her life thoroughly as a great Christian witness. Her faith propelled her as her love for others in Jesus Christ sustained her. Grandma not only walked the walk and talked the talk, she was a joy to those who were fortunate enough to have her in their lives. I loved her and will truly miss her. I will always have wonderful and fond memories of her and my grandpa. We can take solace, knowing that it is only a temporary “good-bye” for now, as we will be reunited with her in heaven. Love you grandma. Your grandson, Daniel.

  8. Christa Dewey

    Auntie Marge was truly the kindest woman I have EVER known. An earth angel for sure. She was short in stature but huge in love and kindness. There was never a conversation without her love for God being expressed in it. Her food was AMAZING!! I know she is so happy being in heaven and with her best friend, Uncle Tony.
    Love You!! Christa