Marta Donis-Kestler
Marta Donis-Kestler
  • 89 years old
  • Date of birth: May 5, 1926
  • Place of birth:
  • Date of passing: Mar 23, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Neptune City, New Jersey, United States
"To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever." -Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Marta Donis-Kestler, 89, born on May 5, 1926 and passed away on March 23, 2016. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Rick Chicas on 5th May 2017


This tribute was added by Joseph Criscuolo on 5th May 2017

"Mom, Happy Birthday. Your second birthday in heaven. I know you are watching over us, always in my thoughts and prayers. Joe"

This tribute was added by Joseph Criscuolo on 24th March 2017

"Mom, even though it has been a year since you have left I will never forget the good times that we shared. I know you are watching over me, until we meet again. Your son,


This tribute was added by Sonia Donis on 23rd March 2017

"One year and it seems like yesterday. Missing you so much."

This tribute was added by Dora Donis on 23rd March 2017

"Marti, descanse en paz. El tiempo pasa pero se le recuerda muchisimo.  Que goce de toda la familia y que la celebren. Rest In Peace. Love, la Dorita"

This tribute was added by Jorge Kestler on 23rd March 2017

"Descanse en Paz mi Tía Marta quien fue muy especial conmigo y con todas las personas a su alrededor. Siempre la recuerdo con mucho cariño."

This tribute was added by Katie Ryan on 29th March 2016

"Rest peacefully Ms. Marta Donis Kestler.  Although I've never met you the qualities you've instilled in Ricky who is kind, thoughtful, loyal, and fun loving is a testament to you and your life on this earth.

Myself and team Weinstein are thinking of you, Ricky.


This tribute was added by nicole douchet on 29th March 2016

"RIP Ms. Donis-Kestler.  I have never met you but I can only imagine what a kind and loving person you were to have raised a son like Ricky.  

Cherish all those wonderful memories as those are the most beautiful gifts your mother have given you.

Nicole Douchet"

This tribute was added by anmarie rich on 27th March 2016

"She was a kind and remarkable woman. Not only did she love Alyssa but she cared for my whole family and I. She always included all of us. I will never forget her acceptance and love and neither will my family.
Thank you for being the greatest great-grandmother to my kids. You will be missed deeply.
Prayers and hugs to the family.
the Rich Family."

This tribute was added by Rick Chicas on 25th March 2016

"Dear Mom,
We will miss you but we will remember all the wonderful times we spent together. You were a great mom and a very special person. You were Joe's best friend. You are loved by a great many people. Thank you for all your sacrifices. Love, Rick"

This tribute was added by Daniel Aguilar Santizo on 25th March 2016

"Last time you visited Guatemala, you and I had a long conversation about our dear family and I promised I would visit you in New Jersey. I was plannig my trip for the celebration of your 90 years dear Aunt, but now, I promise you our reunion will be held some other time, some where else. Please accept my deepest admiration and my love."

This tribute was added by Carlos Donis on 25th March 2016

"I love you, Tia.  Sleep in Peace."

This tribute was added by Jennie Campbell on 25th March 2016

"I loved Marta from the first moment I met her. What a vivacious, engaging, and lovely lady, full of love for her family and friends. She included me as part of her family, and loved my son, Brian, as her own. I had the wonderful fortune of spending time with her over the years I knew her whenever I would go to New York to see our boys. Her entire life was a celebration, from preparing Christmas dinner to going to see a Harry Potter movie with us. I loved and cherish every moment I had with her. I will miss her!"

This tribute was added by David Hampton on 25th March 2016

"I only met Marta once, on Roy's 40th birthday.  I did, however, know her through the love and relationship of her son Roy.  She will be missed by all.

David Hampton"

This tribute was added by Beatriz Mayse on 25th March 2016

".....My love for my beautiful Aunt Marta ( PINKY), her nickname, my dad named her, since she was the youngest of her siblings)....My Aunt also called my dad and herself " Alpha and Omega " due their respective age differences. After my own parents, I loved her so much.....She was also my confidante and my bestest friend. Will I ever stop crying?....say hello to my daddy and mommy.....and I will see you again, Si?.........Te amo, tu Yayita"

This tribute was added by Melissa Reed on 24th March 2016

"Every Thanksgiving, I reminisce about one of my favorite Thanksgivings EVER! It was 2003 and I was welcomed by sweet Marta to dine in her comfy home. The meal was phenomenal! Marta cooked the most amazing dishes, and I know it was lots of work, but she was as cool as could be. One casserole really stood out: her cabbage dish! It was delicious, so I asked her for the recipe and she graciously shared it with me. After the divine meal, we watched 'Finding Nemo.' I remember her chatting with everyone, and it was such a relaxing experience. It was a true pleasure to enjoy that fabulous meal and holiday with Marta. I will never forget her kindness."

This tribute was added by Sonia Donis on 24th March 2016

"RIP Tia, I will miss you so much. Love you."

This tribute was added by Natalie Buster on 24th March 2016

"Marta always treated me as if I was a member of the family.  I remember days on the Jersey Shore where she literally gave me the shirt off her back because the chilly winds were too much for me.  She also gave me a sun hat because I was starting to burn.  But that's Marta in a nutshell, always giving.  I will miss our visits.  You have been a light in my life."

This tribute was added by Dora Donis on 24th March 2016

"Marti, the last of my aunts.  God Bless you and grant you happiness in heaven with your siblings.  I will always remember you and thank you for your advice.  I love you and I will see you again."

This tribute was added by Teri Bailey Dowling on 24th March 2016

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you all...xoxo...
The Bailey's."

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