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Age 91, passed away on July 27, 2014.
Palmira was born in Italy on March 25, 1923, daughter of the late Eliseo and Maria (Saladino) Covicchio. She married her beloved Gaetano in 1945 and arrived in the U.S. as a War Bride in 1946. She placed utmost importance on attaining her citizenship, proudly achieving that status in 1959. Palmira found delight in cooking Italian specialties, enjoyed gardening and shopping, and always found joy in visiting friends. She was a longtime and faithful member of St. Matthew RC Church.
Palmira was predeceased by her husband, Gaetano DiEleuterio in 1988. She is survived by her children, Rose Porter and her husband Ron of New Castle, and Nicholas DiEleuterio and his wife Margaret of Florida; grandchildren, Ronald A. Porter and his wife Angela, and Megan L. Lovelle and her husband Andrew, Shawn Robinson, and Brandon DiEleuterio; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Abigail Porter, Molly and Emma Lovelle, Dustin DiEleuterio, and Nicholas Robinson; nieces and nephews; and several family members still residing in Italy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Matthew RC Church, 901 E. Newport Pike in Wilmington, on Friday, August 1 at 11:30am. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday morning, prior to mass, from 10-11:15am.
CHARLES P. ARCARO
Charles P. Arcaro Funeral Home
2309 Lancaster Avenue Wilmington, DE 19805
Published in The News Journal from July 29 to July 30, 2014