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Martha Squellati

June 24, 1948 — March 9, 2018

Martha Squellati

Martha A. Squellati

(nee Gallagher)

Age 69 of Wilmington passed away Friday March 9, 2018 at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

Born June 24, 1948 in Morgantown, West Virginia, Martha Alice is the daughter of Mary Bittaker and the late Lawrence Gallagher. She was raised and educated in Wilmington, and graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1967. On June 29, 1968, Martha married Joseph Wayne Squellati in Assumption Catholic Church in Coal City. She was a member of Saint Rose Catholic Church in Wilmington, volunteered at Saint Rose School, and was a member of the Coal City Area Club. Martha enjoyed reading and going to the Wilmington Public Library, as well as doing crossword puzzles and playing bingo. She participated in a regular bowling league, and will be remembered most as a loving and devoted wife, mom and grandma.

Survivors include her mother: Mary (the late LeRoy) Bittaker of New Lenox; her husband of 49 years: Joseph Squellati of Wilmington; three children: Connie (Wayne) Horne of Raleigh, North Carolina, Joe Squellati of Wilmington, and Maribeth Hines (Mike Huffer) of Wilmington; seven grandchildren: Cainon Reed, Joseph and Anthony Knutson, Benjamin and Logan Squellati, Madilyn Coyne and Makenzie Huffer; two brothers: Michael (Marilyn) Gallagher of New Lenox and Henry Bittaker of Florida; two sisters-in-law: Marion Gallagher of Orlando, Florida and Linda (Jim) Luttrell of Pompano Beach, Florida; several cousins, numerous nieces and nephews, and her beloved Cairn Terrier: Max.

Martha was preceded in death by her father; her daughter: Cathryn Squellati, and a child in infancy; two brothers: Franklin Boggess and John Gallagher; mother and father-in-law: William and Elizabeth Squellati; brother-in-law: Steve Squellati; special aunt: Freida Bailey, and special nephew: Eddie Squellati.

Visitation and video tribute will be Tuesday March 13, 2018 between the hours of 4:00 and 8:00 p.m at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington. Funeral services will follow Wednesday March 14th, at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Reverend Sebastian Gargol will preside. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Braidwood.

Preferred memorials may be made in Martha's memory to Kuzma Care Cottage, 635 South Main Street, Wilmington, Illinois 60481.

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Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington (815) 476-2181 .

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