Mary Ann “Mary” Saienni

April 11, 1927 - May 15, 2019

          Mary Ann “Mary” Saienni, age 92, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

          Born in Wilmington, DE on April 11, 1927 she was a daughter of the late Luigi and Amelia (Durante) Massetti.  Mary graduated from Brown Vo-tech and worked as a hairdresser for various salons for 50 years, retiring at the age of 83.

          Her greatest pleasure was entertaining and taking care of her family and friends.  Mary especially loved decorating for the holidays and all were welcome into her loving home.  She enjoyed crocheting, adult coloring, painting, word and jigsaw puzzles and reading.  Mary took great pride in her garden and cooking for her loved ones.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Orlando A. Saienni, Sr.; and siblings, John Durante, James Massetti, David Massetti, Marino Masseti, Pauline Lugano, Elizabeth Cifioni, Rose Marcinizyn and Angle “Julie” Nutter.  Mary is survived by her children, Orlando A. Saienni, Jr., Daniel C. Saienni, Sr. and Paula J. Saienni; grandson, Daniel C. Saienni, Jr.; 2 great granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11 am on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.   Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Second Floor, Newark, DE 19711.


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15 Condolences for Mary Ann “Mary” Saienni

  • So very sorry for your loss.She will be deeply missed

  • Rest In Peace beautiful lady.

  • We are so very sorry for the loss of your Beautiful mother.

    Laura Wolski and family

  • Anthony, Paula and Danny, I’m sure you know what a wonderful woman your Mom was and she will be missed by many. Sending my love and prayers.

  • So sorry for your loss. We are sending our thoughts and prayers for all the family.
    Charlie & Connie Stair Grieshop
    215 Pennewill Drive
    New Castle, DE 19720

  • Paula ,Anthony and Daniel, I will remember aunt mary forever. She was my godmother as well as my favorite of the many aunts I had. Tammy ,Danny,and I
    Offer our thoughts and prayers to you all at this difficult time. Forever in our hearts
    Always in our memories.

  • Tony and Paula, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother.

  • So sorry for your loss. May your memories provide strength and comfort.

  • Dear Anthony, Paula, & Daniel.
    Mary Saienni touched the lives of all who knew her. She was kind, generous, witty and a very special person. She will surely be missed. It is said that those we Love are never really gone. Because they have a special place in our hearts where they remain forever. We are so very Sorry for your loss. Sincerely, ” The Landis Family ”
    Marc, Catherine, Marcus & Jason

  • Paula deepest sympathy for your loss

  • Danny and Family, my deepest sympathy during this difficult time.
    May memories comfort you and bring you peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Paula, Anthony and Danny I am so sorry to hear your loss of you beautiful and wonderful MOTHER. She was a very hard working lady and I admired her such much, my husband Stan thought so much of her.

  • Paula, Anthony

    Your Mom was always so nice to all of us when we would come for visits during our school years

    She made us all feel very much at home – and always served the best food and pastries

    You could always see how close your mom and dad were on this earth –

    And now they are together again

  • Please accept my condolences for your Mom. Mary was always good to my Mom; (Hedy Dittmar) that was her customer for over 30 years.
    I always remember your Mom’s upbeat spirit while she was working. She always nice to me, and I enjoyed talking with her on many occasions.
    My Mom would be glad I remembered her today, as Mary was like family to my Mom.
    Don Dittmar

  • It brings tear to my eyes to read this. Mary was such a sweet lady. As a child I grew up
    not far from where she and her family lived. She worked with my father Stan at his Beauty Salon and we spent lots of time visiting Mary and family in my younger years. My prayers go out to all of her loved ones. She will be missed.