Mary Caroline Martinsen

Mary Caroline Martinsen entered her eternal rest on Oct 24th at the age of 89 at her residence surrounded by loving family. She was born in Endicott New York but has lived in Southern Ca for most of her adult life. Daughter of the late Stephen and Katherine Zilavy. Sister to the late Frank Zilavy, Stephanie Zilavy and Lucy Davis. Devoted mother to Noel Martinsen, Judy Martinsen, Janise Martinsen Lepisto and William Martinsen Jr. She is survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Mary was a veteran of World War II and a woman of great Christian faith. She will be dearly missed by her family and those who knew and loved her. The family wants to especially thank St. Jacobs Hospice Service for the compassionate care they provided to her and to her family.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend her funeral mass. The mass will be held on Thursday October 31, 2013 11:00 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 2401 Montrose Ave, Montrose, CA 91020. Visitation will be held before the service starting at 9:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Catholic Charities or the American Cancer Society are appreciated.

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