Caroline (DiFabio) Pobedinsky

Born April 3, 1928

Caroline (DiFabio) Pobedinsky, age 89, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

Born in Bayonne, NJ on April 3, 1928, Carol was a daughter of the late Ernesto and Sophie (Petralia) DiFabio. She was a graduate of Bayonne High School. After meeting in an ice cream parlor, Carol married George J. Pobedinsky in 1949, and remained a shining example of what marriage should be for the next 48 years. The couple enjoyed traveling to different parts of the country, living in California for a few years before making their permanent home in Delaware in 1963. Together, they raised two children “ George and Denise, while Carol maintained a career.

A woman of strong Catholic faith, Carol was a longtime parishioner of Holy Family Parish and maintained a strong devotion to the Blessed Mother and also the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Additionally, she was an active member of the church’s Altar Society and the Leisure Group. Carol gave of her time and talents as a volunteer with the Newark Senior Center, where she was also a member. She will always be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, and special aunt.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, George; brother, Orient DiFabio; and sister, Gloria Mazza. As the matriarch of her family, Carol is survived by her son, George J. Pobedinsky, Jr., formerly of Newark, DE, and now of California; daughter, Denise P. Hansen, formerly of Newark, and now of Alaska and son-in-law, Jim Hansen, of Alaska; great great nephew, Baby Nicholas; and many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and close friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday morning, November 9, 2017, at the Holy Family R.C. Church, E. Chestnut Hill and Gender Roads, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. Entombment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Carol’s memory may be made to Holy Family Parish, 15 Gender Rd., Newark, DE 19713 or to the Newark Senior Center 200 White Chapel Dr., Newark, DE 19713.


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14 Condolences for Caroline (DiFabio) Pobedinsky

  • Denise, Jim and George…..

    Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your mom and mother-in-law. Losing is never easy. May God hold you in his hands as you grieve and remember all of the good times. Hold all of the memories close to your heart. Love to you all.

  • So very sorry Denise, my LIA. There are no words. Prayers to you and your family. May you mother Rest In Peace. Much love ❤️

  • So sorry for your loss, George. Your mother was obviously a wonderful woman to have raised such a loving son. Prayers for your entire family.

  • Our Prayers are with you George for the loss of your Mother.

  • Many prayers sent to the whole family. I remember seeing both your parents at school events. ❤️

  • I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful woman who always had a smile on her face and had a kind word for everyone. Prayers to you all while you go through this sad time. Remembering her love and wonderful memories will help while going through the grieving process.

  • Aunt Carol was my mother’s only sister and her passing was just as hard to cope with as if she was my mom.
    I know Aunt Carol has her wings and will look over all of the people she loved. She was a real saint.
    I will miss our family gatherings and all the spur of the moment visits.
    A link to our family has been broken.
    RIP dear Aunt. Love and miss you.
    You will always have a place in my heart.
    Love your Niece,

    Denise and George I’m so sorry you have to go through this hard chapter of your lives.
    There are no words that can take the pain of losing a Parent .
    Just know I’ll always be there if you need me.

    Cousin Linda

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Denise and George, your Mom was a thoughtful person as I remember her, kind to the scrawny little girl down the street. I was saddened to hear of her passing for you both list someone so deeply loved, special. I know how that feels but I have also come to understand how much better our loved ones are in the kingdom of God….we are the ones who suffer. I will help, as will many who love you, to pray you through it. Much love to you both and your families.

  • Denise, Jim, and George, I am so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing–my prayers and thoughts are with you-she will be at peace–

  • Aunt Linda , this was said with such warmth and love Im usually able to get my words out but you said it perfectly . Aunt Carol will be missed terribly – thank you for writing this I love you and I love Aunt Carol We will all meet again someday. I’m sorry Denise and George I know this can’t be easy for you at all Your mom truly was an angel We are blessed to have such a close knit family God Bless. Us all during this difficult time ❤️

  • Denise & George, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. A very nice lady who was always upbeat and smiling whenever I saw her. I know you have lots of nice memories to comfort you. God Bless.

  • Hey John, greatv to hear from you, even in these circumstances. If you like, email me your cell so we can keep in touch. I’ll text you back.

  • So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman.