Marblehead — Marcia S. (George) Giunta, 91, wife of the late Joseph Giunta, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014, at the Devereux Nursing Home in Marblehead.
Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Margarita (Lucas) George. Marcia was raised and educated in Peabody schools. Following her graduation from Peabody High School in the Class of 1940, she married her late husband and they began their family. Later in the 60s and 70s, Mrs. Giunta volunteered at Salem Hospital, as well as Salem elementary schools, reading to students. She was a devoted, lifelong parishioner of St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church. She also enjoyed big band music and dancing the night away with her husband. Marcia was an accomplished seamstress and took great pride in making clothing for all of her family. Her domestic talents , which also included her cooking, braided rugs and needlepoint, had earned her a Blue Ribbon at the Topsfield Fair, an event that all of her family applauded.
Marcia is survived by a daughter, Katherine Emery and her partner, Robert Coons of Phoenix, Ariz.; and a son, Stephen and his wife, Marie Giunta of Salem; and two grandchildren, Jessica and Stephanie Giunta of Salem.
Marcia was predeceased by three brothers, George Georgion, William “Billy” George and James Lecakis; and three sisters, Anna George, Georgia George and Chrysanthe George.
ARRANGEMENTS: The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 25, at 10:30 a.m., from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., Salem, to be followed by funeral services at 11 a.m., in St. Vasilios Church, 7 Paleologos St., Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m., the day of the service. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. Those who wish, may make memorial contributions to St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church. For her guest book, please call 978-744-0497, or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.