Jeanne M. DiMaio

Born: 6/27/1946
Died: 9/25/2011

Jeanne M. DiMaio, age 65, of Lewes, DE, formerly of Newark, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2011, at Christiana Hospital in Newark.
A native Delawarean, Jeanne was born in Wilmington on June 27, 1946, daughter of the late Ross Sylvanus and Margaret Hopton Sylvanus. She was a talented homemaker throughout her life and delighted in spending time with her beloved family.
In her leisure hours, Jeanne greatly enjoyed gardening, reading, taking trips to the beach, and caring for her pet cats.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 46 years, Joseph M. DiMaio; children, David R. DiMaio (Kimberly), Deborah J. Cooke (Jim), and Brian J. DiMaio (Lisa), all of Newark; brothers, Bob Sylvanus of Manheim, PA, and Rick Sylvanus of Rehoboth Beach; and grandchildren, Jack, Kelly, Amy, Anthony, and Shannon.
A memorial service will be held at 4 pm on Friday, September 30, 2011, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, where visitation will begin at 3 pm.

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  • Jeanne was my closest friend in high school and we lost touch when I left Wilmington to fly for American Airlines. I tried finding her many times over the years, but unfortunately couldn’t locate her. I was told at our HS reunion that she had passed and I just came across this obituary. I was very lucky to have spent so much time with her and her family and will always treasure those memories. If anyone in her family sees this, please reach out to me via FB..Marcia Zaret-Gordon (Charlotte, NC)