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Josephine A. Celano

Died: 4/16/2010

Mrs. Josephine A. Celano, age 90, of Newark, DE, died on Friday, April 16, 2010, at Christiana Hospital. Mrs. Celano, a talented homemaker, was born in Wilmington on June 8, 1919, daughter of the late Modesto and Jennie (Derogotis) Malatesta. She was preceded in death by her husband, James V. Celano, grandson, Kevin Mitchell, and brothers, Thomas Malatesta and John Malatesta. She is survived by her daughter and her son-in-law, Nancy and Richard Mitchell of Newark; grandchildren, Kristin Mitchell and Jamie Mitchell; great grandchildren, Eden and Shaun; and sister, Concetta Simonavage. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Corpus Christi R.C. Church, 905 New Road, Elsmere, Wilmington, DE. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington, DE. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, c/o Nemours Partnership for Childrens Health, Medical Directors Residence, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803; or to Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803. To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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