Margaret M. Mera
November 12, 1930 - January 28, 2021
Margaret M. Mera, age 90, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021.
Born in Nanticoke, PA on November 12, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Michael P. and Margaret (Stemrich) Cintala. Margaret met her husband, Thomas, in Lake Silkworth, PA and they moved to Newark, DE in 1959 where they raised their four sons. She made her career as an office worker for several different healthcare agencies in the area and was a Meals on Wheels volunteer. Throughout her life, Margaret was passionate about adopting rescue dogs and loved to spoil her “little doggies.” She enjoyed taking road trips and would always opt for the scenic route, never missing a moment to capture the beauty of nature. Some of Margaret’s favorite trips were with her family to their beach home in Rehoboth Beach and gathering for their annual crab feast. She loved making memories with her family and friends, and leaves behind dozens of cherished photo albums and home movies. Margaret will always be remembered as a loving mother, devoted grandmother and thoughtful friend.
In addition to her parents, Margaret is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Thomas J. Mera; son, John M. Mera; and brothers, John Cintala and Michael Cintala. She is survived by her sons, Thomas E. Mera (Ann) of Newark, Barry L. Mera (Karren) of Lutz, FL and David Mera of Newark; sister, Rosemary Dziewa of New Berlin, WI; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at Holy Family Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret’s memory to Delaware SPCA, 455 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713.