Linda Jean Maratea, age 71, (nee Morgan) moved from this life early Tuesday morning September 17, 2019, surrounded by love and family in her home. Born in Wilkes Barre, PA, ahe was the daughter of the late William J. and Jane (nee Paraventi) Morgan. She is survived by her husband and love of her life for 53 years James M. Maratea, and children Jenny A. Karpinski (Jim), Jill M. Forte (Michael) and Patrick J. Maratea (Elizabeth). She was the adored grandmother of Elizabeth, Julia, Francesca and Lainey. She is survived by her brother Bruce Morgan and was predeceased by a brother Daniel Morgan. Mrs. Maratea graduated from Pennsbury High School and Lower Bucks County School of Nursing. She worked as an LPN for approximately twenty years before retiring. A talented woman, she took hobbies and passions and made careers of them working for a time as a florist before opening her own quilt/fabric shop in Merchantville, NJ. She and her husband who she called "Jimmy" moved from Merchantville to Ocean Pines, MD in 2014 following their retirement. She served as President of the Merchantville Junior Women's Club, as well as various other roles in countless activities - most recently Quilters by the Sea in Ocean Pines. Her hands were for crafting and sewing, always, and her arms were for the most memorable hugs. She loved to travel with her family and saw much more of the world than she ever anticipated. She adored her grandchildren, her "girlfriends" and was present for as many of their functions and activities as she could be. One of her most treasured activities was watching football, especially the Philadelphia Eagles, of whom she was a devoted fan. Relatives and friends are invited to gather will her family on Friday evening from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Alloway Funeral Home 315 E. Maple Avenue Merchantville, NJ. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00 AM in St. Peter Church 43 W. Maple Avenue Merchantville, NJ. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.