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Josephine M. (Trotta) Morales  

Josephine M. (Trotta) Morales

December 7, 1935 – May 17, 2016

Josephine M. (Trotta) Morales, age 80, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Morales was born in Chester, PA on December 7, 1935, and was a daughter of the late Giuseppe “Joseph” and Rose Mary (Cella) Trotta. In her earlier years, she worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone before settling down to raise her family.

A devout Catholic, Mrs. Morales was a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church. She was a gifted poet whose writings were often published in the church bulletins and was a voracious reader. Mrs. Morales was a talented photographer and she spent many happy hours capturing her family’s memories on film. An avid gardener, she enjoyed being outdoors tending to her flowers and vegetables. Above all else, Mrs. Morales adored being a mother and grandmother. She was a true matriarch whose legacy of love and devotion will live on forever.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Morales was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 37 years, Pete Morales. She is survived by her children, Peter Morales, Martin Morales, Paul Morales (Colleen), Rose O’Neill (Charles), Victoria Salvadori (Guy, Sr.) and Valentina Morales; sisters, Marianne DiPaulo (Nicholas), Filomena Voshell (John) and Theresa DiCampli (the late Paul); grandchildren, Guy, Jr., Gina, Amanda, Krista, Megan, Vincent, Savannah, Matthew, William, Paul Joseph, Jr. and Zachary; great grandsons, Guy III and Isaiah; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the entire staff of both Manor Care North and Heartland Hospice for all of the exceptional love, care and support that they provided.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Monday morning, May 23, 2016, at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:45 am. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington, DE.

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  1. SBailey, May 18, 2016

    To the family
    I know the pain of losing someone in death and how difficult it can be for the family. May you find comfort and strength from the God of all Comfort and may you turn to him in this time of grief.

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  2. Gigi Law, May 19, 2016

    I never had the opportunity to meet your wonderful mother but the way you spoke of her I know she was a wonderful lady, after she raised you and you are a reflection of her love and caring. May God be with you during your time of grief but let your memories bring a smile to your face and your heart.

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  3. Marianne Oratorio, May 19, 2016

    DEAR SWEET JOSIE, WE WILL MISS YOU. REST IN GOD’S PEACE. MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF YOU FILL MY HEART. THANK YOU FOR TEACHING ME GENTLENESS.
    WITH LOVE, COUSIN MARIANNE

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  4. Marlene Beltran, May 19, 2016

    To Vicky and family I know the pain of losing a parent but I hope u find comfort in knowing that she and your dad are now together again and the god lord has healed her and she is at peace you are in my thoughts and prayers

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  5. Theresa Arnold, May 19, 2016

    Dear Aunt Josie, I have so many memories of you. You are sweet, kind, gentle, forgiving and talented, in so many ways. You will always be in my heart. I know you are at peace with God and loved ones, we have lost. My love always, Theresa. To your children, family members and friends, I hope you find peace, courage and beautiful memories, to help you through this difficult time. My deepest sympathy to you.

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  6. Peter & Alice Notch, May 19, 2016

    Dear Rose,

    Our hearts are heavy with sadness for you at this time. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers dear friend. May the memories you shared with your Mom stay forever in your heart, which is where she will always remain. I hope she meets my grandmom in heaven and they become friends who can look down on us from high above and look over us.

    Please accept our deepest sympathies

    Pete and Alice Notch

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  7. Donald Brooks, May 20, 2016

    Sorry for loss, a sweet lady indeed, Mrs Josie. May God comfort your hearts family, and rest in His care and grace at this difficult time. God bless you all, Don & Liz Brooks

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  8. Lisa Allison-Allen, May 20, 2016

    Dear Rose & Family:

    Your Mother was such a sweet lady; she always was smiling and happy when I saw her. It breaks my heart for you; you have my deepest sympathy. Please know that you will have so many wonderful memories to hold on to and cherish. I lift your family and your Mom up in prayer. May you find comfort and peace in the many happy memories and good times that you have and hold dear. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help. God Bless. Much Love, Lisa Allison-Allen

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  9. Rosa and Brian duffield, May 20, 2016

    So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

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  10. Rose O'Neill, May 21, 2016

    My Dearest Mother, You are and always will be “My Sunshine”. Although our relationship has gone through many changes through the years, I always enjoyed spending time with you. You are the strongest, yet most gentle person I have ever known. I thank God for the privilege of being your daughter. I thank you for teaching me to appreciate the simple things in life, to always believe in miracles and never give up hope. I know you have been reunited with your parents, Dad and all of our loved ones that have gone before you. May you only know joy, peace and contentment. I am thankful for the special bond that we had and will forever hold wonderful memories that we’ve shared in my heart. God Bless you and keep you close. You are and always will be my beautiful angel. I love you! Rose

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  11. John Shockley Jr, May 22, 2016

    To the family,

    My sincere condolences on the passing of one of the sweetest lady’s I have ever known.
    My Aunt Josie was my God Mother and she never made me feel less than I was one of her own.
    May she rest in peace with the Lord.

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  12. Denise Perdue, May 22, 2016

    Condolences

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  13. Joe Talamo, May 23, 2016

    Dear Paul and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

    Joe & Christy Talamo and Family

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