Maria Sell
PANTEGO -- Maria Lynn Sell, 65, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2012, in Arlington. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 5819 West Pleasant Ridge Road, Arlington 76016. Interment: 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas 75211. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift may be made to The Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center, www.marycrowley.org. Maria was born July 31, 1946, in Roccagorgo, Italy, to Fidelmina and Frank Scacchetti. She came to the U.S. in 1956 and resided in Youngstown, Ohio, until 1973 when she moved to Santa Ana, Calif. She then moved to Arlington in 1981. Maria devoted herself to caring for children in her home for 25 years. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting and gardening. Her four grandchildren meant the world to her. Maria was preceded in death by her mother (age 91) and father (age 97). Survivors: Husband, Dennis Sell; sister Patty Smith of Gainesville, Ga.; sister, Caroline Kogeln, of Youngstown, Ohio; daughter, Monica Rowe of Arlington (husband Steve Rowe), son, James Michael Sell of Arlington (wife Kelsey Sell); and grandchildren, Trey Rowe, Audrey Rowe, Jacob Sell and Avery Sell. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Denny, Monica & Michael –

    Where to begin as to how special Maria was and will always be to me. We had so many laughs together back when Robin stayed at your house about the kids and what each one was doing during her childcare years. I have never known anyone who cared so much in her heart for someone else’s children. During the years that we would talk on the phone she was always such an uplifting person. During her years of sickness I would call her to try to cheer her up and I would be the one who was lifted up by her positiveness. She was a dear friend whom I loved dearly. I will miss not talking with her so much. I will always hear her special laugh and treasure that.

    Love,
    Barbara

  2. We will miss Aunt Maria dearly. She often travelled to visit us and other relatives and even during times when she was ill. She will always be remembered as a very positive, caring, and giving person.

    Chris Kogelnik & Family

  3. Dear Denny and Family, I sincerely send my Sympathy for your loss.
    We have had her in our thoughts and prayers. Please be assured of our continued prayers for you and your family.

    Thoughts and prayers Alberta

  4. Denny, Monica, Michael and your families. I am thinking of you all at this 1 year time period. I think of Maria so often.

    Love, Barbara Clevenger

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