Marta Camisa had a deep faith in God and an unending love of her family, said her son, Greg Camisa.
“She was very loving and affectionate. We always knew we were loved,” he said. “She valued family and the time we spent together, and she also valued her faith and devotion to God.”
Marta Camisa, 90, of Hobart and formerly of Gary, died May 29. She was a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union and a member of St. Joseph the Worker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Camisa.
Born in Croatia, Yugoslavia, Camisa was proud of her heritage and active in the Croatian community. She came to the United States with her husband and two young sons when she was 35, her son said.
“She bought into the American Dream and wanted a better life for her family,” he said.
Camisa loved baking, and baked daily. She enjoyed passing out those treats to family, friends and even strangers.
“She always brought some sort of treats with her wherever she went,” he said.
People admired her for her faith in God and her devotion to the church, her son said.
“Her faith was her life; she lived it daily until the day she died,” he said. “Nothing or no one deterred her from praying and her devotion to God.”
Daughter-in-law Carolinda Camisa said her mother-in-law welcomed her into the family and was always thoughtful. She said she kept a beautiful garden in her Glen Park home before she moved into an apartment in Hobart.
“One of her favorite things about her apartment was that she had a view of the large crucifix on the St. Mary Medical Center building,” she said.