Birthplace: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
City of Residence: Kirtland, OH
Memorial Date: 10/08/2012 - 9:30 a.m.
Memorial Location: St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 7575 Bellflower Road, Mentor.
Celina “Kellie” Martin, of Kirtland, died suddenly Oct. 2, 2012, at her residence. She was 53.
Born May 9, 1959, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Kellie lived five years in Kirtland, formerly living in Mentor and Chester Township.
During her early life, she traveled between Painesville and Ft. Lauderdale.
Kellie spent 25 years as a medical secretary, working for the Cleveland Clinic Hospital Foundation, most recently at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights.
Celina K. Farrell (Mihalic) married Skip Martin on Oct. 11, 2008, in Mentor-on-the-Lake.
She received her associates degree from Lakeland Community College.
Kellie enjoyed knitting, dancing and boating. She loved all the arts, especially the theatre and the movies.
Kellie had a strong, supportive relationship with her children and she enjoyed spending time with them.
She was an adventurous-loving and free-spirit. She loved spending the summers near the water, whether at the ocean or while boating on Lake Erie.
Kellie is survived by her husband, Skip Martin of Kirtland; daughters Lyndsey Mihalic and Carly Mihalic, both of Kirtland; son, Michael Mihalic of Brooklyn, N.Y.; brother Joseph Farrell of Painesville; adoptive father, James Nucciarone of Painesville; step-daughter, Jennifer (Gary) Harvey of Willoughby; and step-son, Jeffrey (Carrie) Martin of Hinckley.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Michelle Lauren Mihalic; mother, Madeleine (nee Chebra) Farrell; father, Joseph Donald Farrell; and brother Richard Nucciarone.
A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 7575 Bellflower Road, Mentor. Rev. Tom Johns of the church will officiate.
Visitation is Saturday from 4-8 p.m. at the Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St., Chardon.
Donations suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Information and online condolences at www.burrservice.com.