Mary (Smith) Nardo
March 19, 1920 – March 1, 2016
Mary (Smith) Nardo, age 95, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.
A lifelong Delawarean, Mary was born in Wilmington on March 19, 1920 and was a daughter of the late Stephen and Anna (Kaczmar) Smith. She was a talented homemaker who in addition to raising her six children worked for 17 years as a clerk with Eckerd Drugs.
A devout Catholic, Mary was a longtime and faithful parishioner of St. John’s-Holy Angels Church. She enjoyed travelling with her late husband, Val, needlework, word find puzzles and watching television – especially CNN and Dr. Phil. Mary was an avid reader and collector of bells. Above all else, she will be remembered as a devoted matriarch whose legacy of love and kindness will live on forever and the best mom in the whole wide world.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Valentino William Nardo, Sr. and son, Rick V. Nardo. She is survived by her children, Valentino W. Nardo, Jr. and wife, Kathleen M. of W. Palm Beach, FL, Stephen F. Nardo and wife, Deborah of Wilmington, Roseann Opalach and husband, Joseph, Sr. of New Castle, Patricia Deichert of Wilmington and Mary Jo Nardo of Wilmington; brother, John Smith and wife, Janice of Newark; sisters, Helen Harris of Wilmington and Julie Tobin and husband, Jack of Newport; grandchildren, Joseph J. Opalach, Jr., David A. Opalach, Eve A. Nardo, Jessica L. Clendaniel, Danielle I. Nardo, Barbara Anna Deichert, Melissa J. Zdrojewski, Robert J. Deichert III, Nicholas J. Nardo and Jesse M. Nardo; and 9 great grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12 Noon on Friday, March 4, 2016, at Holy Angels R.C. Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 Noon. Entombment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.