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.