Elena (nee D'Ambrosio) Martino, 83, died on Thursday, July 02, 2015 at her home with her family by her side.

Elena was born in Arpino, Italy to the late Giuseppe and Teresa D'Ambrosio. She came to America in 1962 and had lived in Elizabeth before residing in Edison for the past 44 years.

Elena worked as a Seamtress for Beatrice Home Fashions in Piscataway retiring in 1996. She was a former communicant of St. Anthony RC Church in Elizabeth and is a communicant of St. Helena's RC Church in Edison. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, especially cooking all their favorite dishes.

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Elena is survived by her husband of 58 years, Nino Martino; her son, Nino and his wife Peggy of Edison; her daughter Nedi Stone and her husband Fred of Littleton, CO; her sister, Laura Gabriele of Arpino, Italy and four grandchildren, Sara, Julianna, Eric and Tony.

The funeral will be held on Monday, July 6th at 8:45am from the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Avenue (Rt. 27), Metuchen followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Helena's RC Church, Edison. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. To send condolences visit Costello-Runyon Funeral Home

At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer.