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Mary (Smith) Nardo  

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.

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  1. Lise Harris, March 2, 2016

    Aunt Mary, I’ll miss you more than words can say. Thank you for everything – you were truly a blessing to our family. ❤️

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  2. Debbie Wilson, March 2, 2016

    Mary was a beautiful, gentle and loving person who always looked at people in the positive, a trait I greatly admired! She always treated me with love and respect as her daughter-in-law many years ago and I will always remember her wonderful smile and laugh. Wish I could be with my beautiful daughters at this very difficult time and send lots of love and hugs to the family. RIP Mary with your beloved husband, Val and son, Rick.

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  3. Val Bill, March 2, 2016

    Will miss very much mom

    Say hello to dad and rick

    Watch over us as we continue on our earthly journey

    I am sure that heaven is more glorious as you enter it’s gates

    Love you

    Your Billy

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  4. Erica Wilson, March 3, 2016

    My sincere condolences to the Nardo family
    Of which I am an extended relative. My two
    Nieces, Jessica & Danielle, were fortunate to
    Have had the privilege of a loving grandmother.
    May she rest in peace as she joins her soulmate & husband, Val…. and her son Rick
    who was my special lifelong friend & brother-
    In-law. Sorry I can’t be there but thinking of
    You all with love❣ Aunt Erica (from SC)

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  5. Nora, March 3, 2016

    So sorry for the loss of your mother whom you cared for following the loss of your dad. We will miss seeing her smile.

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  6. Thomas Stine, March 4, 2016

    To Steve and family,
    Our sincere condolences to you and family.Sorry for your loss.
    God Bless,
    Tom and Maureen Stine

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  7. Janet Martin-Eaton, March 15, 2016

    I am sincerely sorry for your loss. Remember Mom is up there watching down on all of you. Now she with the man she loves and Rick too. I know thats no comfort now but when our time comes we wil be united with our loved ones. My prayers go out to you all.

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