M. Cordella Sisofo Serge
AGE: 83 • Claymont
M. Cordella Sisofo Serge, age 83, of Claymont, DE, formerly of Aston, PA and Wilmington, DE passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at home.
Cordella is the daughter of the late William P., Sr. and Catherine Joyce Sisofo who were known in Wilmington for their tailor and dry cleaning business. She graduated from the St. Francis School of Nursing in 1951 where she was elected Secretary of her class. She completed her graduate studies at the Graduate Hospital of University of Pennsylvania in 1952.
She was a Registered Nurse at St. Francis Hospital for many years in addition to traveling out west with her sister Catherine as an American Red Cross nurse to visit hospitals during the polio outbreak. She worked part time at the Village Green Flower Shop, arranging flowers and decorating Christmas trees.
Cordella was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. As a lifelong parishioner of Christ Our King Church, she was very involved in many church and school activities. She helped to set up the St. James Booster Club to assist with the St. James High School Athletics in Chester, PA.
In addition to her parents, she is also predeceased by her husband, Anthony F. Serge, her brother, William P. Sisofo, Jr. and her sister, Catherine Meehan. She is survived by her children; Anthony F. Serge, Jr. and his wife Kimberly, David J. Serge and his wife Sharon, Michael W. Serge, Matthew P. Serge and his wife Jude, Dr. Gregory J. Serge and his fiancée Bit, and 8 grandchildren; Anthony, Zachary, Timothy, Nicholas, Michael, Kristina, Marissa and Lucas.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Christ Our King Catholic Church, 28th and Madison Streets, Wilmington, DE where friends may call at the church beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow the mass at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Kennett Square, PA.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 312 Hazlett Road, New Castle, DE 19720.
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