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Mary M. Cassetta  

Mary M. Cassetta

April 4, 1934 – December 11, 2015

Mary M. Cassetta, age 81, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loving family on Friday, December 11, 2015.

Born in Wilmington, DE on April 4, 1934, Mary was a daughter of the late Anthony and Lena Fontello. She was a talented floral designer and worked with both Colonial and Brinton Florists for many years.

An avid football fan, Mary looked forward to cheering on her favorite team, the Pittsburgh Steelers each season. She loved playing cards and eating crabs in her leisure time. A loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Mary adored spending time with her precious family and will be very dearly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Cassetta; brothers, Dominic and James Fontello; and sister, Lucy Lestardo. Mary is survived by her children, Patricia Collins, Donna Lestardo, Diane Giavonozzi, Rosemary Simon, Catherine Diem (Robert), Anthony Cassetta (Donna) and Michael Cassetta (Angel); brother, Andrew Fontello; 22 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12 Noon on Thursday, December 17, 2015, at Holy Spirit R.C. Church, 12 Winder Road, Garfield Park, New Castle, DE, where a visitation will be held from 10 am until 12 Noon. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

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

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  1. Kathy & Anthony Barbizzi, December 14, 2015

    We are truly sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
    “God only takes the best.” God Bless!

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  2. Autumn Yingling, December 14, 2015

    We all have great memories with moo moo and we cherish those memories with her. I miss my queen so much and its hard with out her but we’ll see her again one day soon.Shes missed by many and i hope she rests in peace. R.i.p to a wonderful queen.

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  3. Kayleigh Cassetta, December 14, 2015

    I know we all have great memories with MooMoo and they are the ones we need to keep close and cherish with us and not the times she was hurting. Mommom is always in her hearts and I know she is looking down on us right now and everyday. I know she’s in a better place with poppop which makes us all happy. R.I.P my queen, moomoo, and mommom I love you with all my heart.

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  4. Carol (SIS) logan, December 14, 2015

    My heart goes out the families. Cathi Donna Toni Michael. My God bless u all just remember you mom loved you all. She the best angel you could ask for. If need anything you know where find me. Again God bless SIS

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  5. Gwen and Scott Dillon, December 14, 2015

    Sorry for your loss, thinking of you and your family during this hard time…

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  6. Ralph & Paula Cummings, December 14, 2015

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all the Cassetta family during this very difficult time.

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  7. Debbi Burns, December 14, 2015

    Kristen, I am so sorry for the loss of you Mom-mom; I know how very close you were to her. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  8. Donna Cassetta, December 14, 2015

    I knew Mary for a few years when I was 14 years old when I worked in the same shopping center as Lestardos where the family worked. Many years later, I was blessed to have Mary as my mother-in-law. She opened her heart and welcomed me into the family the first day Anthony brought me to (re)meet the family. I’ve only been part of the family for a few years, and I wish I could have had many more with momma Mary. But the memories I have of her will be cherished forever. She’s a very special lady and I’m so blessed to have known her. I miss you so much already momma, but I know you’ll always be with us. You’re now our special guardian angel. I love you momma!

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  9. Dave Fontello, December 14, 2015

    My sincere condolences to the entire family. You will be in my prayers. God Bless you

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  10. Lynnzy and Mark Owens, December 14, 2015

    There are not enough words to ever express the love we feel for you. Mama Cassetta..always showed her love to Mark and I.. As well as the whole entire Cassetta family.. we will forever cherish the memories made together at the holiday dinners cookouts, and the girls nights and game nights.. such a fun loving sweet kind compassionate beautiful lady..full of life I am going to miss the carrying on about the Ravens and the Steelers… and Your beautiful smile and that giggle..
    The earth cries..
    Why the Angels rejoice
    For God has called his Angel home❤❤
    Always and forever in our hearts..
    Never ever forgotten…
    We Love You Forever.,
    Mark And Lynn Owens

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  11. Denise Fleming Proffitt, December 14, 2015

    So very sorry to all of you.she was one great gal..all about family.keep all your traditions going so the younger ones will learn thru you that learned from TheHead of The Family ..so very sorry for your loss.I’m sure the Lord prepared a Beautiful place for her 🙂

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  12. Tom Kirk, December 14, 2015

    Sorry for your loss Tony.

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  13. Bev Callahan, December 14, 2015

    So sorry to hear about her passing. She was truly a lovely person

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  14. Kelley & Robert Garrett, December 15, 2015

    May God bless you and your family during this difficult time. Prayers to all.

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  15. Currine, December 15, 2015

    To the Cassetta Family:
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one. I did not know Mary personally, but she sounded like a caring person who was loved by many. During this difficult time, the Scripture at Revelation 21:3, 4 may bring you much comfort. In those verses, it speaks of a time when the God of comfort will rid the earth of death, mourning, and tears. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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  16. Bobbi Atallian and Bill Head, December 15, 2015

    We are so very sorry for your loss

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  17. Mike Wilson, December 15, 2015

    I am very sorry for your loss, Rose. My condolences and best wishes to you and your family.

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  18. Terea Mccoy, December 15, 2015

    I.m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

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  19. Marge Gott, December 15, 2015

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Your mother was such a special, beautiful lady. I will always remember the beautiful wedding flowers your mom prepared for me and my wedding party.
    May God Bless each and everyone of you. She will always be with you, just remember God has called one of his angels home.

    Love Mark, Marge, Lauren, Lindsey Gott and Nick Watkins

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  20. jodi kowalski, December 15, 2015

    Sending hugs and love. Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  21. Jennifer, Charli, Aiden, and Bella, December 16, 2015

    My granny was the best…
    Some may have some awesome grannys, but mine was SUPER awesome…I really dont think there was a better granny than ours…She has taught me and my children so much..She would watch my daughter when I would work and my Charli simply adores her…Aiden loves her just the same..She was great…

    She had the kindest soul in the world…She was beautiful & I love her so much..

    she is now with my daughter & im sort of jealous

    We love you to the moon & back Moo-Moo..We miss u

    Jen, Chi-Chi, Aiden , and Bella

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  22. Rich Fleming, December 16, 2015

    My grandmother was loving, funny, silly, and strong. She loved her family more than her own life. Anyone in her family will tell you that we never wondered how much we were loved. She loved her Steelers and I will miss our Eagles-Steelers arguments. I always secretly rooted for the Steelers (when they weren’t playing the Eagles) because I knew how much she loved them. She bought me my first computer and taught my CCD class. She played a major role in raising my brother and I. She is a big reason that we are the men we are today. I will miss my Mom Mom more words can say. She will live on through our hearts and memories until we see her again in heaven.

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  23. Maggie Fontello Dunning, December 16, 2015

    I am truly sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
    God Bless!

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  24. The Renning Family, December 16, 2015

    We are so very sorry for your loss. There are no words we could say to make you and your family feel better right now. All we can remind you of is that she is an angel in heaven that will always be watching over you. She is with your dad now Mike, and you have all the memories that will be with you forever. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all day Thursday. We love you! Xoxo

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