Karen T. Lattanzio

November 12, 1958 - December 31, 2020

Karen T. Lattanzio, age 62, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, DE on November 12, 1958, she was a daughter of the late Pietro and Joan (Morano) DalGesso. Karen was an assistant Girl Scout leader for Troop 835, where she received the Chesapeake Bay Girl Scout Green Angel Award. She was a loyal member of the Claymore Senior Center since 2015. Karen loved doing crafts in her early years, and most recently took up the art of painting rocks. She shared in this bonding hobby with her sisters, which led them to placing their unique rocks throughout Delaware for others to enjoy.

In addition to her parents, Karen was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Samuel Lattanzio, Sr.; mother-in-law, Dorothy Lattanzio; and brother-in-law, Thomas Santa Barbara, Sr. She is survived by her devoted husband, Samuel A. Lattanzio, Jr.; children, William Lattanzio I (Sonya) and Samantha Lattanzio; sisters, Tina Paxson (Eric Sharp) and Maria Santa Barbara; grandchildren, William Lattanzio II, Aren Sapp and Nathan Sapp; sisters-in-law, Missy Harrison (Bub) and Gina Whiteman (Danny); and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, followed by a funeral service at 2 pm. Entombment will follow at Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Karen’s memory to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077 or Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803, or Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, Delaware 19804.


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15 Condolences for Karen T. Lattanzio

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss Karen was a very special and beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • I’m deeply sorry for your loss. Sending prayers healing and comforting hugs keeping you in my warmest thoughts as you navigate this difficult time. I’ll be praying for all of you! ♥️🙏🏻

  • Karen, always dear, always sweet. I cannot even imagine how much you guys will miss her. Sending prayers and love and hugs and praying for your comfort.

  • Sorry to hear. I will remember her at Mass and prayers. I was friendly with Joan and Pete through Rose D. I knew Joan’s sisters. That is how I met and talked with Karen.

  • Karen was such a sweet and loving person with a beautiful heart. If you ever needed her she was always there for you. May God bless you all.

  • Sorry to hear of the passing of Karen. We lived next door to Pete and Joan in Elsmere. The girls would always be such lovely little ladies. RIP

  • I am Karen, Tina and Maria’s cousin. My mother is rose delligatti, her and aunt Joan were cousins. So sad and heartbroken for the loss of Karen. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family

  • Karen, I will miss you forever….

  • Sam so sorry for your loss she was just a lovely woman .

  • Sam, So very sorry for your loss. Please extend my condolences to your family.

  • Your body was ready, my heart was not..I will love and miss you always.

  • We’re so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. To Sam & the family, and to Tina and Maria, we send our condolences, thoughts and
    prayers. Because of our ages and physical conditions, the fear of the virus keeps us from going out. We’ll continue praying for you all,
    stay safe and be strong.

  • Sam, Tina, Maria and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very, very difficult time in your lives… if there is anything you need or I can do for you please don’t hesitate to let me know.. I will never forget Karen’s BIG smile!! Thinking of you with my deepest heartfelt sympathy. Love, Lori ( Grier) Alexander

  • Sammy I am so sorry for your loss sending prayers 🙏🙏 to you and your family.

  • Sam and Family
    Bob and I are so sorry for your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.