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.


Leave your condolences

Condolences will be posted within 24 hours pending approval.

7 Condolences for Margaret M. Mera

  • My deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Margie was such a sweet lady and when I saw her at our once a week breakfast/lunches (along with Janet Tobin), it was a joy to see her. God bless and keep you. You and the family are in my prayers.

    Love, Mary

  • with deepest sympathy on loss of your mom and gram
    love aunt marie, maria and sarah mera

  • A lovely tribute to her memory. From Virginia And Mark Pohlod

  • Barry & Karen,
    So very sorry for the loss of you’r mom (mother-inlaw). Thank you for sending this obituary. Never met her, but sounds like she was a beautiful person and, contributed much in her life to causes that she loved. She did a great job with her kids…obviously, as we know the wonderful man that Barry is ! We send our warm condolences to the whole family and send our love and deepest Sympathies to all.
    Nina & Michel Ortabello

  • Thoughts and prayers go out to Aunt Marge and family in this difficult time. Hopefully we will meet again. RIP.

  • We are so sorry to just learn of the very sad news of Cousin Margie’s passing. On behalf of the extended Hopko family, we offer our deepest condolences to all the Cintala and Mera family. At times like this, we are especially saddened that we cannot all be closer together, but we hope that you will feel the love and gentle hugs we send to all of you. We are assured that Margie is safe in God’s loving care, surrounded by so many loving family members in that grand reunion that awaits us all. May God bless Margie and all of you with His perfect love, mercy and tender comfort.
    Our love and heartfelt sympathy,
    Ellen and Eleanor Hopko

  • God bless you, Aunt Margie. Much love to your whole family.