Melissa A. Ciancio - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Melissa A. Ciancio

Melissa A. Ciancio, age 38, of Townsend, DE, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2023.

Melissa was the spotlight to life and lived every day to its fullest, even after being diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma. She moved back to Delaware from Omaha, NE, after her diagnosis, where she lived her life the past 15 years, with her daughter, Jaycelin, and best friend, Brenda Martinez and Brenda’s son, Anthony, who Melissa adored as her own. Melissa enjoyed the night life and was not a morning person. Melissa was quite the waitress and sought after by many of her regular customers. She landed a job at Buffalo Wild Wings in Omaha, then worked her way up as a lead trainer. She was loved by so many friends back in Omaha as well as in Delaware. Melissa loved her family and her friends deeply. When Melissa was young, she enjoyed biking, and heading to the skating rink every weekend. Melissa enjoyed the many trips to Disney with her family.

Melissa was preceded in death by her great-grandmother, Virginia Ciancio (Petey’s grandmom); and nephew, Grayson Soler. She is survived by her parents, Trisha and John Lindell of Townsend; beloved 15-year-old daughter, Jaycelin Ciancio; sisters, Tara (Michael Soler) of Darlington, MD, Johanna (Justin Warnick) of Hartly, and Jessica Lindell of Townsend; nephews, Travis and Hunter Soler, both from Darlington, MD; grandparents, Jack Ciancio (poppop) and Karen Ciancio (mommom) as well as Joan Dennison (grandmom), all of Delaware; and many cousins, aunts, and uncles.

All services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help offset Melissa’s funeral expenses to the Go Fund Me page created by her family by clicking here.


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5 Condolences for Melissa A. Ciancio

  • Say hi to Kelly Wagman for me

  • Rip you will be missed. Condolences to her daughter.

  • My deepest sympathy goes to Melissa’s family. We met her in Omaha 5 years ago at BWW, she was the best waitress and we became fast friends, my husband and I loved her like family and we are devastated from her passing. Love and hugs to all that loved her.

  • Melissa i love you so much and i am forever grateful i got the chance to get to know you over the years we worked together! i love you so much and i’m so happy you are out of pain.

  • No one could ever ask for a better more loving Granddaughter