Celina J. (MacDonald) Malatesta

September 10th, 2016

Celina J. (MacDonald) Malatesta, age 92, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on September 7th, 2016 with her loving family by her side. Born in Whiteside, Nova Scotia, Canada on October 15th, 1923, Celina was the beloved daughter of Joseph R. and Mary (Cameron) MacDonald. Celina married later in life, her friend and companion Walter Malatesta, and moved to Wilmington.

Although the couple never had children of their own, Celina treated her nieces and nephews as if they were hers. She was the center of the family. Celina was always fun and entertaining to be around. She enjoyed cooking and was happiest having family meals. Celina will truly be missed by her family and friends.

Celina was the beloved wife of the late Walter Malatesta. She is predeceased by her siblings; Ronald MacDonald, William MacDonald, Sandy MacDonald, Mary Walker, Eileen MacIntyre and Rita MacDonald. Celina is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rt. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, September 17th at 9:00 a.m. Immediately followed by a funeral mass at St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rt.38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Celina’s name may be made to the Whiteside Church Preservation Society,


8 Entries in Guest Book for “Celina J. (MacDonald) Malatesta”

  1. Louise Thomas says:

    Celina was a beautiful lady who touched so many lives with her special way of showing everyone how much she cared about them..I was always impressed by her loving nature and her zest for life…She will be truly missed by all of us that loved and cared about her including me….She was one of the most kindest gentlest people I have ever met in my life…Rest In Peace sweet lady….God has one of the best now as his own very special angels…..I love you Celina….May you soar high with all the other angels..xoxoxo..
    Until we meet again….

  2. Sandra Shulhan says:

    My weekly phone calls to Celina will be midded by me every day. It was a part of my regular routine. She had such a strong life force around her which caused everyone to be drawn to her. I will miss her so much things will just not be the same without her here. I love you Celina and I my heart will ache till I see you again.

  3. Michael Mac Donald says:

    Celina, I miss you already. I don’t know what I am going to do without you. You were my angle on earth. I hope you will still be there with me in spirit form. You were one special lady, you left us all with so many happy memory’s. I want to thank you on behalf of all the family’s. We were all so blessed to have an Aunt like you. Follow the light until you meet your family in heaven, do a little jig for Peter and I’m sure he will be more then happy to let you in. Good bye my sweet angle, until we meet again. Lots of Love & big hugs.

  4. Barbara Malcolm says:

    My sincere sympathy to Celina’s family…Celina was a joy to all of us. I enjoyed visiting her at her home in Whiteside, along with the love of her life Walter, they were a lovely couple. Celina you will be truly missed.
    Smell the sea
    See the sky
    Let your soul and spirit fly
    Into the mystic…(vm)


  5. Barbara Meagher says:

    My sincere sympathy to all Celina’s family. From early childhood, I remember my parents saying how much fun Celina was, and as I got to know her later, I could understand why people always liked having her around. I’m sure you will all have special memories from good times with her, and will treasure them always.

  6. Francis & Brenda White says:

    Celina was a distant relative on Fougere & Landry side.Actually my grand mother’s name on my Dad’s side was named Celina. Two years ago, had the pleasure to visit with Celina here in Whitside, the place of her heart & soul.She was the inspiration to the preservation of St.,Patrick’s Church in Whiteside. A lady with loads of humour and strong spirit.She will be missed by all who knew her. Our Sympathy to all family members.

  7. Jean Jenkins(White) says:

    Sincere Condolences to the relatives of Celina.
    I have fond rememberances of her durning our days as students at The
    Whiteside School.
    Then again two years ago I was so pleased to meet her during a visit
    back home.
    God Bless,
    Jean Jenkins

  8. Kathy Walker says:

    Life is sometimes hard, but death is harder for those that are left behind. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed. But I know she is overjoyed to be with her Walter again. My thoughts and prayers to those lucky enough to have known her.

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