Jacqueline ("Jackie") Martin (nee Mager) passed away peacefully on March 13, 2021 at the age of 86 surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late William "Winge" Devlin. She was born on November 4, 1934 to the late Elmer and Ella Mager. She was one of eight children. She is survived by her daughter, Colleen Martin (John), along with 6 grandchildren, Shannon (Michael), James (Kristina) Brandon (Cheryl) Melanie (Patrick) Scott and John Michael (Erica) She also is survived by 11 great-grandchildren who she adored and spent a lot of time with.
She was born and raised in the Fishtown area of Philadelphia where she worked for many years at St. Mary's Medical Center. After retirement she enjoyed spending time with her family; and her friends at the Lutheran Settlement House. She took great pride in her home and never missed an appointment at the hairdresser. In her free time she would clean up Palmer Cemetery and help maintain the gravesites. Jackie was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend who will be deeply missed.
Relatives and friends are invited to gather on Friday, March 19, 2021 beginning at 10:00 AM at McElvarr Funeral Home, 1415-17 East Susquehanna Avenue, Fishtown, where her Service of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 AM. Interment will follow at Palmer Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be sent to help with maintenance at Palmer Cemetery at the web address below or care of the funeral home.
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