Worked on the Apollo Moon mission

Published February 7, 2019

READING — Tina Marie (Celino) Polcari, 101, of Reading, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2019.

Besides taking care of her family, she also worked for Raytheon for 39 years as an inspector for many defense projects. One of her other projects included the Apollo Moon Mission.

She was the beloved wife of the late Carmen Polcari. She is survived by her daughter, Sister Elaine Polcari S.S.N.D.; her son, Gerard Polcari and his wife Anna Maria; her son, Edward and his wife Gayle; her daughter, Andria Polcari Kennedy and her husband John; and her sister, Rita McNeil of North Reading. She was predeceased by three brothers, Frank, James and Edward Celino, her mother, Lucy Agnes (Bruno) Celino, and her father, Frank Pasquale Celino. She had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren, David and Gerard Polcari, Kimberly Griffin, Tina Clark, Linda Polcari and Gianna Polcari; and great-grandchildren, Joseph, Anna Grace, Cira, Anthony, Luca and Vincent. She is also survived by many devoted nieces and nephews.

Her funeral was held from the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading on Friday, January 25, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter St. (Rt. 62), North Reading. Calling hours were on Thursday, January 24. Burial was in Forest Glen Cemetery in Reading.

Memorial donations may be made in Tina’s name to St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter Street, North Reading, MA 01864.