A photo of Maria “Mary” Morgera

Maria “Mary” Morgera

Maria “Mary” Morgera, age 93, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020, in the company of family. A devoted wife, mother of 4, grandmother of 9, and great grandmother of 7, she left to be reunited with departed kin and the many friends and acquaintances who had enjoyed her engaging smile and vivacious personality.

Mary retired from employment in cafeterias at Eisenberg Elementary and William Penn High School.  She was a long-time member of Holy Spirit parish, a founding member of their Sodality and a major contributor to all bazaars and other fund-raising activities. Mary enjoyed producing crafts, particularly plastic/yarn needle treasures that adorn and clutter the homes of family (and anyone that would accept her prolific artwork). She spent her leisure searching word finds and her passion, 500 rummy. Mary most often won versus her children, Bernadette Guider (Tom), James Morgera (Beth), Theresa Fox (Mark), and Johanna Bissinger (Andy), and her grandchildren, Jonathan, Catherine and Justin Guider; Jim and John Morgera; Kevin Fox; Jessica and Dan Bissinger and Nancy Hayes, but soothed their egos by feeding them from the wonderful output of her stove.

Mary and her husband enjoyed the friends they made at the Rosehill Senior Center, and benefited greatly from the care of the staff and fond relationships made there. The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to the caregiving angels and entire staff of Sunrise Senior Living Wilmington, whose compassionate care enriched the last year of her life under extraordinary circumstances.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Frank; parents, Teresa and Gennaro Gloria; brothers, Tony and Joey Gloria; and sister, Lucy Amodio.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 12 Winder Road, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  • God blessed your mother (grandmother-great-grandmother) with a long life filled with memories of serving other people, raising a successful family ,and providing for the needs of others. Each of us who have been touched by her is better off and blessed by Our Lord.

  • We are so very sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was one of the dearest, sweetest woman on the planet. She was truly “one -of-a-kind”! She always liked to surprise us with her secret meatball ingredient…..raisins! Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. It is sad that Covid has derailed many important gatherings. Please know that we are with you in spirit.

  • Dearest Mary,
    I wanted to visit but with the virus going around that was not possible.SORRY My prayers are with you and now you are with GOD and your beloved Frank I can’t imagine anything could make you happier. I will keep you and your family in my prayers . LOVE

  • Theresa, Mark, Kevin and all family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this incredibly sad time.

    The Moskowitz Family

  • Mary was a beautiful person a devoted wife and mother. She and Frank were neighbors of my sister Marie Carroll and her husband Norm. We often met her at gatherings at Marie’s home. We are truly blessed to have known Mary and Frank. They are back together once again, May God Bless You And Your family

  • Mary was one of the most kind and faith filled person I have met. She was always supportive and smiling. I am sure God will reward her great faith. May she rest in peace.

  • God bless you Mary.

  • Dear Bernadette, Jimmy, Theresa, and Johanna,
    I send my heartfelt condolences to you and all of your families. God bless your mom. She was always smiling and lots of fun. I know my mom cherished her friendship.
    Love,
    Donna & Chuck

  • We offer our sincere condolences to you all at this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Heaven has gained another angel and there’s a big party going on there. May we all find peace and cherish the many wonderful memories that she left behind for us. Mary has been in my thoughts and I had tried to email Theresa a while ago but either her email had changed or she didn’t recognize mine. This has been a crazy period in time to keep in touch but when the world rights itself, let’s reconnect.

  • Sorry for your loss. Your Mom was an awesome person and so full of energy. It was a pleasure knowing her and being welcomed in her family.

  • Great pictures! Great memories of a wonderful woman!
    God bless the Morgera Family!
    May Mary rest in peace among God’s angels and saints!

  • Many memories of Mary growing up in Swanwyck estates. Beautiful person. Great family. Definitely a place in heaven for her with her Frank. She would always say “my Frank”. Also,would say “my Jimmy, my Bernadette, my Teresa, my Johanna”. Never forget that. She would always call me Marie’s ” Jimmy”. Great person. Never forget her.

  • Our deepest condolences to you Theresa and to the family. We are very sorry for your loss in this time of pandemic.
    May the Lord grant her eternal rest and may the Lord’s perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. 🙏

  • Mary Morgera was my Aunt and Godmother. She was one of my favorite people in this entire world. My Aunt was sensitive, funny, kind, caring and gentle. When I was a young girl I used to visit over the summer. I so looked forward to it so very much. Those times were my sense if normalcy. I loved going to Delaware from New York City. I truly enjoyed the personal attention Aunt Mary gave to me. We went to movies together. We did girly things together. She took me to the farmer’s market. My Aunt Mary made me feel so special. I remember the time I was running and fell and hit my head on the footboard in Jimmy’s room she grabbed me and took me to her family Dr. for stiches but when she got there she had fainted and he didn’t know which patient he was to help first. Aunt Mary I will always love you until we meet again. Theresa Cosenza

  • To Bernadette, Jimmy, Theresa and Johanna – I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I want to call you Bernie but I don’t have your cell number. Your mother was one of the most beautiful persons I have ever met. She was always willing to help others and always had a smile on her face. I was shocked when I saw her obit and what a shame that COVID-19 prevents us to meet to celebrate her life. Now she is with your dad after being separated for so long. May they both Rest In Peace.

  • Dear Morgera Family,
    I was saddened to hear of your dear mother’s passing. We will miss her at our Sodality meetings. We remember Mary’s good works at
    our carnivals, Christmas bazaars, penny auctions, bull roasts, church cleaning, etc. Your mother was one of the “old reliables” who could always be counted on to do the work to make our fundraisers successful. Mary was one of a kind and we will miss her.
    God bless all of you at this difficult time.

  • I was saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. We will miss Mary at our Sodality meetings. Mary was a kind and talented woman and one we could always count on, as we did at the Christmas bazaars, bull roasts, penny auctions, church cleaning, etc., wherever she was needed.
    I am sure you are going to miss her, as we all will. God bless you all at this difficult time.
    I will keep Mary in my prayers.

  • So Sorry for your loss
    Please accept our deepest condolences 💐