Leona Cherundolo

May 19, 1927 - June 9, 2020

Leona Cherundolo, age 93, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

Born in Old Forge, PA on May 19, 1927, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Sopp) Argonish. Leona was a graduate of Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing and worked at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, PA. Moving to Delaware, she was employed at Governor Bacon Health Center in Delaware City. Most of her life she was a homemaker. Later in life, she was employed by Strawbridge & Clothier and Macy’s until her retirement in 1997.

A devout Catholic, she was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Church for over 70 years, attending Mass weekly. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, gardening and travelling. Leona loved going to the beach, Atlantic City and Delaware Park with her friends.

In addition to her parents, Leona was preceded in death by her son, Robert A. Cherundolo, Sr.; grandson, Robert A. Cherundolo, Jr.; son-in-law, R. Steve Robins; and sister, Ann Marie Mandichak. She is survived by her children, John of Cape Coral, FL, Daria Robins of Newark, William of Edgewater, NJ, Andrea Johnson (William) of Middletown, Daniel of Hockessin and Anthony, Jr. (Adriana) of Hockessin; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 4 step-grandchildren; 5 step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Madlyn Lesneski and Barbara DiSimone; and brother, John Argonish.

All services will be held privately.


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18 Condolences for Leona Cherundolo

  • Our sympathies and prayers are sent to family and friends. So sorry for your loss.

  • Deepest sympathy from the Messick Family from Wilmington Manor.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • So sorry to hear about your loss. Wish it was better times so we could all be together. I send my love and prayers to your whole family. Love and prayers to all. June (Margaret) Crowley and family

  • Dearest Daria, so sorry to learn of your loss. I remember meeting your mother and enjoyed my brief time with her. It has been a long time since we have seen each other, but I have thought of you fondly over the years. Best wishes to you and yours, Ed

  • I have fond memories of Mrs. Cherundolo when the family came to Rehobeth beach. She was loving, caring, and pleasant to e around. The world was a better place since she was in it . I would like to extend my condolences to the family.

  • With deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mother. I have fond memories of her as our neighbor in Wilmington Manor and also seeing her at Strawbridge’s. She was always smiling and had a positive outlook on life. Sending love and prayers.
    Nancy Temple Shiley

  • Let perpetual light shine upon her! Rest in the peace of Christ, Aunt Leona.

  • Sorry for loss. She was such a wonderful lady. She will be missed by many. Pat and Bill Harris

  • So sorry to her about Leona’s passing. She was a great friend to our Mother Mildred. Prayers for your family.

  • My sincerest condolences to Leona Cherundolo’s family on my Aunt Leona’s passing. Memories of Aunt Leona she was beautiful, kind and always caring with everyone she came in contact with. Growing up with the treasured memories are my blessings. Very sorry for your loss.
    Marie (Cherundolo) Tuohey
    Waterford, Michigan

  • Deepest sympathy from Nora Katurakes. Our families connected through Our Lady of Fatima.. Daria and I were in same class, My brother Mark and Andrea I think were connected.. my mom worked at Strawbridges !! And of course your mom’s devotion to Our Lady of Fatima. She was a sweet person. When I was attending Mass with my parents ..she always said hello ! GOD BLESS

  • Dearest “D” and “Iddy” — You are in my heart. I know it has been quite a journey. I
    send my comfort and love to you and your family. She was always “one step ahead”.
    Strong and stoic. And now I imagine she is in God’s grace. Well done.

  • Dear John and Cherundolo family,
    So sorry to hear about your Moms passing. Mrs C was always so sweet to us as kids and as adults.
    I know she will be dearly missed by your entire family.
    Sending love, hugs and prayers,
    The McLaughlins,
    Dawn, Jim, jimmy and Jaclyn McLaughlin xo

  • We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers to all the Cherundolo family.

    Donna and Larry Quinn and family

  • So very sorry for the loss of you mom! We always had fun times and it’s sad that families can’t get together during this pandemic. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. R.I.P. Aunt Leona!

  • My heart felt condolences to aunt Leaona’s family. It was always nice to visit with her when visited Lucy and the family. God Bless.
    “Albie” Cherundolo

  • So very sorry to hear of your Mom passing. So many Sundays I remember playing croquet in the Argonish garden. Such great memories. Eternal memory for this lovely lady.