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Lillian F. Riccio

July 20, 1935 –¬†January 10, 2017

Lillian F. Riccio, age 81, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

A native Delawarean, Lillian was born in Wilmington on July 20, 1935 and was the daughter of the late Frank and Lillian (Riddell) Dobrowalski. She was a talented homemaker who devoted her life to caring for her beloved family.

Lillian passionately believed in the power of reading and made it her mission to teach each of her grandchildren to become lifelong readers. A woman of strong Catholic faith, she was a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church in New Castle. In her leisure time, she enjoyed attending bingo, visiting Delaware Park and adored spending time with her family and friends. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Lillian will be very dearly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Dobrowalski. Lillian is survived by her husband of 61 years, Leonard T. Riccio; children, Donna Morris (Dave) of New Castle, Thomas Riccio of New Castle and Monica Stong (Steven) of Bear; twin sister, Joy Casapulla of Wilmington; forever daughter in law, Carol Riccio of Maryland; grandchildren, Joseph, Bradley, Thomas, Jr., Kaitlin and Brandon; and great grandchildren, Anthony, Thomas and Ryan.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday morning, January 17, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will be held at 11 am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  1. Michaela,Ronnie,Sabrina,Giovanni NardoBranch, January 12, 2017

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sorry for your loss. God bless all of you.

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  2. Michaela,Ronnie,Sabrina,Giovanni NardoBranch, January 12, 2017

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sorry for your loss.

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  3. Craig Daliessio, January 12, 2017

    Mr. Riccio, Donna, Tommy, Monk…
    It’s hard to fathom a world without her. I’ve been gone from Monroe Avenue a long long time but whenever I got home and got to see her and Leonard it was like the old neighborhood again. Your mom colored my world when we were all just kids on that block, and I never lost my love for revisiting those days with her whenever I got the chance. I’m glad she had the years she had, I wish there were just a few more.
    I love you guys,
    Craig

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  4. Mark Wilkins, January 12, 2017

    Praying for comfort for all the family. Blessings from your former neighbor,
    Mark Wilkins

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  5. DKing, January 13, 2017

    I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family. During this difficult time, God is near to those that are broken at heart, and those who are crushed in spirit He saves. Psalms 34:18

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  6. Louise and Dennis Gliem, January 14, 2017

    To all of those that loved Lillian know that she has the peace that passeth all understanding. God bless you all in this most difficult time.

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  7. Richard Ferraro, January 16, 2017

    God Bless and Rest In Peace in his eternal glory. You must know now how grateful Debbie and I are for you and your husband standing up for us. I will always be in debt, God bless your family.

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