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Michele F. Alt  

Michele F. Alt

November 12, 1969 – June 30, 2017

Michele F. Alt, age 47, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017.

A native Delawarean, Michele was born in Wilmington on November 12, 1969, and was the daughter of Frank P. Piluso and Ingrid E. Gurney. She was a proud member of the St. Mark’s High School graduating class of 1987. Michele worked for many years at the Avon Corporation and later, as a hostess and waitress at Delaware Park.

A lifelong lover of animals of all kinds, she gave of her time as a volunteer with the Delaware Humane Association and was an avid horseback rider. In her leisure time, Michele adored spending time with her family and especially enjoyed traveling abroad with her mother.

She was preceded in death by her father, Frank P. Piluso; and stepsister, Dana Martino. Michele is survived by her husband, James G. “Jim” Alt; mother and stepfather, Ingrid E. and Bill Gurney of Lewes, DE; and father and mother-in-law, Reverend Calvin and Patricia Alt of Newark, DE.

Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Michele’s memory to a no-kill animal shelter of your choosing.

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  1. Barbara Hogan, July 6, 2017

    When tomorrow starts without me,MOM please try to understand,that an angel came and called my name(Michele).My heart was filled with sorrow but God looked down and smiled at me,he said this is eternity and all I’ve promised you.You have been so faithful so trusting and so true though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn’t do,but you have been forgiven and now at last you’re free.So won’t you come and take my hand ,and share my life with me.So when tomorrow starts without me Mom,don’t think we’re far apart for every time you think of me,I’m right here in your heart.

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    • Webster Lynda & Don, July 8, 2017

      Don & I are sorry sorry for you & Bill. She was a beautiful daughter.
      When I read the message from Barbara Hogan I cried. So sweet!
      Love You❤️
      Your friends Lynda & Don

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  2. Marcia and David Paxton, July 6, 2017

    Please accept our sincerest condolences in this great loss. May our Lord comfort and keep you in the days and weeks ahead.

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  3. Carol Fretz, July 6, 2017

    I was so shocked and sad to read of Michele’s sudden passing. Although we lost touch when she left Avon, I often wondered what she was up to now, and hoped that she was doing well. She used to drag her chair into my cubicle (regularly =) ) for a shoulder and neck massage. She was a pleasure to work with, and I have some great memories of our time in the Call Center. I will miss her. I hope that all who loved Michele will find solace and comfort in their happy memories of her too. Until we meet again, Michele, rest easy, and watch over us all.

    With deepest sympathy and prayers,

    Carol Fretz
    Newark, DE

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  4. Dana (Collins) Jones, July 6, 2017

    I’m shocked and saddened to hear this. Im so sorry for your loss. She was a sweet girl and one of the best friends a girl could have. I wish we could’ve caught up in the past few years. Many prayers for your family during and after this horrible time.

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  5. Vicki Bouchat, July 7, 2017

    So sad to hear about Michele’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  6. Julie Moore Graden, July 7, 2017

    I am heartbroken hearing about her passing. We lost touch many years ago. But I have never stopped thinking about her throughout the years. May she rest in peace. I will be praying for her and her family.

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  7. Betty D, July 7, 2017

    My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May the promises in God’s word provide you with comfort and strength during this most difficult time. John 5:28-29

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  8. Judy Osborne, July 7, 2017

    I am very saddened to hear of the passing of Michele. I smile as I remember some fun times we shared at Avon and in Las Vegas for an Avon conference. Even though Michele didn’t know me real well during this trip, I was able to witness her kind and caring spirit. After this trip she would frequently stop by my office at Avon … just to chat a few minutes. Michele always had a smile on her face. Although I haven’t seen or heard from Michele in many years, I know that she will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends. I’m sending prayers for peace, comfort and healing to all who knew Michele.

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  9. Barbara Kelly, July 7, 2017

    We love you and you are in our thoughts and prayers. And with your beautiful daughter. Peace and love be with you.

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  10. Marcia Gunning, July 7, 2017

    May peace be with Michele and her Family.

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  11. Frank Maule, July 8, 2017

    Too Ingrid and Bill, Melissa and I are so sorry just remember you are always in our thought and prayers and we love you two very much!

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  12. Lauren Pierce, July 8, 2017

    I’m heartbroken to hear this news. Although we have not been close in a certain number of years Michele was one of my best friends for years!! Love her and will miss her! I’ll never forget her mom And dad giving us a hard time when we were in our early 20’s heading out the door in those damn mini skirts!!! Thinking of you Ingrid at this difficult time .. xo

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  13. Kat Crumlish-Giorgianni, July 8, 2017

    I am heart broken to read of Michelle’s passing. Michelle had such a compassionate soul, and was a good friend to me for many years. I will always remember riding in her red Honda with the roof back listening to the Beastie Boys at full volume. I don’t like thinking of this world without you in it. My deepest sympathy to her family.

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  14. Margaret Ferm, July 8, 2017

    So sad to hear this Michele was such a sweet girl. We shared lots of laughs at Avon. She always had a smile on her face!
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

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  15. Lynda & Don Webster, July 8, 2017

    We are so sorry that you’re only, very special daughter has passed.
    We love ❤️ you!
    You’re friends,
    Lynda & Don

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  16. Virginia Smith, July 8, 2017

    My deepest sympathy goes out to you for the loss of your daughter Michele. She was a true joy and we had many laughes and wonderful conversations when she worked at Avon. May the Lord comfort you and your family at this time of need. We lost touch over the years but She will be greatly missed. Many prayers

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  17. Pam Wiseman, July 8, 2017

    Michele asked me to teach to sing the song Edelweiss so she could sing it to her mother. I am hoping she did. Sending prayers.

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  18. Chris M Collins, July 9, 2017

    Ingrid, My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. I was deeply saddened to hear your loss.
    Michele always had a good heart for those in need with both people and animals. Although it’s been a long time I will always remember her great infectious laugh and her ability to instantly connect with those she met. I know your loss is not only a beautiful and caring daughter but to a best friend as well! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. May your beautiful memories sustain and bring comfort to you during this difficult time.

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  19. John Alt, July 9, 2017

    May the God of all peace be with you in this difficult time.

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  20. Laura Shelton, July 9, 2017

    Dear Ingrid and Bill, I am so sorry about Michele’s passing. She was too young and such a beautiful woman. I love you both so much and I am praying for you and the rest of the family. I will be with you tomorrow in spirit. All my love, ❤ Laura

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  21. End Davis, July 10, 2017

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless.

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  22. Ed Davis, July 10, 2017

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless.

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  23. April Conaway, July 10, 2017

    Sharing in your sorrow and offering deepest sympathy

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