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Mary Jane Vilone

July 20, 1939 - December 26, 2020

Mary Jane Vilone, age 81, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on July 20, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Millard F. and Theresa M. (Rossi) Davis. Mary Jane was always ready for any adventure and relished her travels to Cancun, the Outer Banks, Florida, Australia, Seattle, and California. Her favorite place to visit was Maui, where she married her husband. Mary Jane loved working in her garden and found joy in planting flowers along with taking care of her many trees and bushes. She took great pride in her large orchid collection and adored watching the birds in her yard, especially Purple Martins. Mary Jane also had an extensive collection of Polar Bears. She loved her grandchildren and her great grandchildren “to the moon and back”, a phrase of endearment she readily shared with her loved ones. Mary Jane appreciated time spent with her family, especially the memories she made with her husband, daughter and son-in-law at their beach house in Bethany. She also delighted in taking endless shopping trips with her daughter, Sheri. Beyond everything, Mary Jane’s family was closest to her heart. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Joseph Davis and June Hackney; and niece, Dawn Davis. Mary Jane is survived by her devoted husband, Fran Bailey; daughter, Sheri Wolfe (Dave); grandsons, Eric Wolfe (Vanessa) and Michael Wolfe (Ali); great grandchildren, Dean Wolfe, Liam Wolfe and Natalie Wolfe; brother-in-law, James Hackney; niece, Shannon Hackney; nephews, Christopher Hackney (Angelica) and Adam Davis (Terri); and her Doberman, Phaedra.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary Jane’s memory to the Food Bank of Delaware, 222 Lake Drive, Newark, DE 19702 or the Delaware SPCA, 455 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713.

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  • May you RIP with the heavenly father!

  • Fran. My prayers are with you and your family at this time of your sorry. I will miss her greatly.

    Love, Aunt Butchie

  • I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a wonderful person. It was also so great to be around her.

  • Although I only met Mary Jane twice, we became Facebook friends. She was a delightful person who always lifted my spirits. I will miss her comments on my messenger page.

  • Sheri- our condolences to you and your family during this time. Hoping your strength helps you get through this. Sending hugs!
    Margaret & Todd Wallace

  • Feeling your grief Sheri and family. We are so sorry for your profound loss.

  • Love to all the family. I know we will all miss Mary Jane and we all have such wonderful memories of her. I also know she is in Heaven looking down on all of us, wanting us to remember all the great times and know in our hearts she is at peace. Fran if there is ever anything I can do please let me know. You are loved very much. Mary Jane and Nic are smiling down on us. 💕❤️💕❤️

  • Rest In Peace Mary Jane. I’ll never forget the first time we met, I swear you and Sheri were sisters. Your relationship with your daughter was as beautiful as the two of you. We will watch over her and her family so that you may RIP. Next time I see Sheri we will be sure to toast to you and your wonderful life. Until we meet again…we will miss you!

  • Such a wonderful and beautiful woman! I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my thoughts, love and prayers are with the entire family!

  • M J my first cousin we’ll be missed. She always checked my meals on F B, & gave a remark. She was my favorite critic. M J said i made the perfect eggs. She truly will be missed…

  • Sissy was a great spunky Lady. Showing her wit and kindness always with a smile. She has always been kind and very supportive t the people around her.

    Sissy you will be missed. Rest in peace and you know get to be reunited with Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Hackney and your other loved ones who have went before you.

  • Mimi was a loving person. She always shared and it is sad that she died. May she Rest In Peace and be happy in heaven. My best memory of her is before we moved. She came over with Fran and brought some munchkins for us. I love her. Life isn’t the same without her.

  • Mimi was a great person, always in a good mood and fun to be around. Almost every time I had a recital she’d be there to watch. I don’t think I appreciated her presence enough during those times. Her passing happened so unbelievably quick, and it still doesn’t feel real. I miss her.

  • You will be missed Aunt Maryjane. And like you always told me, I love you, always have, always will.

  • Our heartfelt condolences to you, Fran, and your entire family. Mary Jane was a Wonderful Neighbor! We will truly miss her kind, gentle and friendly demeanor, as well as her beautiful smile. Treasure the memories; may they bring you comfort and peace.

  • Mary Jane AKA MJ,Mimi,Sissy to many others, would lite up a room when she entered. I know because I was her husband for 26 years and many years before we married. Mary Jane just made my everyday with her presence. She had a scent around her at all times from the perfume she wore. Make up and dress was always impeccable at all times regardless of the task she was undertaking.
    “Hon” ,as I referred to her ,has left the biggest hole in my heart that can ever be fixed or filled. The void will always be there. As you always say I WILL LOVE,LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK “FOREVER.” Your husband Fran

  • Mary Jane was family from the moment we met her. Her vibrant spirit and enthusiasm for life were contagious. MJ deeply loved Fran, her family, and her dogs. She delighted in sharing moments of their lives with everyone she met. We loved her and will miss her.

  • Mary Jane was one lovely lady.She always had good words to say to me.
    She will be missed.

  • Our hearts go out to you, Fran, and also to Sheri and Dave and their family. Mary Jane was always smiling and was ready for an adventure, especially if it involved shopping! She had a green thumb when it came to growing orchids and was a wealth of information and a resource to us for anything related to flowers, shrubs, or trees. She loved to see mountains and talked about ones she saw on various trips and enjoyed pictures of mountains from our trips.
    We’ll surely miss our wonderful and thoughtful neighbor. Cherish the memories!

  • Sheri and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Mary Jane. May all the wonderful memories you have be a comfort and blessing. Sending hugs and prayers