PAWTUCKET - Despa Martino, 85, of Pawtucket passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Frank Martino. They had been married 59 years.
Mrs. Martino was born in Pawtucket the daughter of the late Stephen Theohares and Polexeni (Markazini) Theohares. She was employed by the Tax Department for the City of Pawtucket for over 20 years before she retired in 1989.
Besides her husband Mrs. Martino is survived by her daughters Diane Maynard and Maryanne Paine and her husband Michael, all of Pawtucket. She also leaves her grandchildren Jamie Klemanchuck of Pawtucket, Breanne Hicks of Riverside, Michael, Ryan, and Kyle Paine of Pawtucket. Mrs. Martino is also survived by her great grandchildren, Jordyn, Megan, and Justin Klemanchuck of Pawtucket her sister Virginia Hemond of Pawtucket and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Paul Theohares and Olga Dixon, and Emily Bergamo.
The funeral for Mrs. Martino will be Monday at 10:00 am from the MANNING-HEFFERN FUNERAL HOME, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Teresa's Church, 358 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket at 11:00 am. Her burial will be in Mt. St. Marys Cemetery, Pawtucket. The calling hours for Mrs. Martino will be Sunday 4-7 pm in the funeral home. For online condolences please visit www.manningheffern.com.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Home and Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence RI, 02904.