Amelia L. "Millie" Maraffino

  • Died: February 28, 2019
  • Location: Willistown, Pennsylvania

D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008
Tel. (610) 356-4200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother


Amelia "Millie" Maraffino was a beloved; Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother.

She was born in Jamestown, NY to Antonio and Lucia, immigrants from San Donato, Italy. She was one of 7 children, 3 brothers and 4 sisters.
Her family soon moved to Philadelphia where she attended Cassidy grade-school and Overbrook High-school.
After high-school she started her career at GE in South West Philadelphia where she continued on for 42 years.
Shortly after starting her career at GE she met the love of her life, Anthony Maraffino, at a local dance. He saw her from across the room and thought she was the most beautiful woman he ever saw. At the age of 20 they were married.

After 11 years of blissful marriage, they welcomed their daughter Marian into the world.
The family of 3 started their lives together in South Philadelphia in the Epiphany Parish.
A few years later they moved to Overbrook in West Philadelphia. There they lived within blocks of their family; sisters, brothers, cousins and nieces and nephews.

After 42 years of hard work as a peace worker at GE, Amelia retired to take care of her two grand-daughters.
At 65th and Marlyn Rd Amelia cared for her granddaughters every day after school, taking them to Dance, and after school activities, trips into the city for shopping and had dinner on the table every night for her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren.

In 1989 Amelia lost the love of her life. For 10 years she lived on her own, caring for her family every day.
In 1999 she moved in with her Daughter and family which is where she lived until her passing.

Her joys in life were her family; Daughter, Son-in-law, 3 grandchildren, Michelle, John and Stephanie, and 5 great grandchildren. She had an amazing bond with her great grandchildren, who loved running up to see her after school every day to play cards, watch her shows and receive countless "secretive" gifts of money, candy and chocolates.

Millie loved her card games, the casino ( Triple Diamond Slots ), and her shows ( Steve Harvey, any Judge show, Shark Tank, Hugh Jackman and Bradley Cooper - her last joy was watching A Star is Born multiple times and calling her grandchildren to talk about it in depth).
Amelia "Millie" Maraffino was a true Matriarch who believed you always put family first, hard work built strong character and to love fiercely.
She will be missed by countless people who loved her laugh, amazing cooking and baking and company.

Relatives & Friends are invited to her Viewing Wednesday Evening 6-8 PM and Thursday Morning 8:30-10:00 A.M. at The D'Anjolell Memorial of Broomall, 2811 West Chester Pike Broomall, PA 19008 and her Funeral Mass Thursday Morning 10:30 A.M. at S.S. Simon and Jude Church, 8 Cavanaugh Court, (Rt 3 & 352) West Chester, PA 19382. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

Contributions in Amelia's memory may be made to St Jude Children's Hospital at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Your mother was such an amazing person. I'll miss our chats about when she worked at GE. She continually inspired me with her spirit and her fierce love for her children and grandchildren. I know that she loved you all so much!

Posted by Susan Armstrong-DellaBarba - Holmes, PA - friend   March 06, 2019

You have our deepest sympathies. We pray in your behalf, and we offer the hope of seeing our loved ones on a Paradise earth. Psm 37:29

Posted by A friend   March 03, 2019


What a beautiful memorial picture! It brightens our hearts to see her face so filled with life. This is the memory we want to keep. Holding you in our hearts Marian, Dan and family.

Posted by Joan DeGregorio/Betz - Burlington, NJ - Family Friend   March 02, 2019

Family Album