Martha Maria Lemus, born Martha Maria Pietrafesa on July 19, 1931, in Paulsboro, New Jersey, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at the age of 92 in Tampa, Florida. Martha spent most of her life in Tampa before retiring to Land O' Lakes, Florida.
She will be deeply missed by her loving children, Angel Lemus Jr (Carol) and Dawn Anne Zambito (Tony), as well as her cherished grandchildren, Vincent, Carla, Anthony Jr (Jessica), and Jacquelyn (Drew). Martha was also blessed with five great-grandsons, Nicholas, Anthony, Henry, Cooper, and Andrew.
Martha was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Angel Lemus, her parents Mary and Joseph Pietrafesa, her siblings, Philomena and Michael, and her great-granddaughter, Mila.
Martha was a dedicated and accomplished individual who worked diligently throughout her life. She excelled in the fields of accounting and management and retired at the age of 81 after many years as the General Manager/Controller at Spring Lock Scaffolding. Her commitment to excellence was evident in everything she did, and she was known for her perfectionist nature.
Outside of her professional life, Martha had a passion for cooking and cleaning. She took great joy in preparing delicious meals for her loved ones and ensuring that her surroundings were always immaculate. Additionally, shopping brought her immense happiness, and she delighted in finding the perfect items during her retail adventures.
Martha was a faithful member of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Land O' Lakes, FL, where she found solace and spiritual guidance. Her faith was an important aspect of her life, providing her with strength and support.
A Funeral Mass and Celebration of Life Reception honoring Martha will take place in January of 2024. Details regarding these services will be announced at a later date. The compassionate professionals at Loyless Funeral Home in Land O' Lakes, Florida, are assisting the family with the arrangements.
Martha Maria Pietrafesa Lemus will forever be remembered for her unwavering dedication to her family and her commitment to excellence in all aspects of her life. Her memory will be cherished and forever live on in the hearts of all those who had the privilege of knowing her.
A Funeral Mass honoring Martha will take place at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church on Saturday, January 20, 2024 @ 10:30am with a Celebration of Life to follow.