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Florence (Filomena) Cella
Age 98, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on October 31, 2010.
Florence was born to the late Pietro and Mariana (Travaglia) Trotta in Muro Lucano, Italy. She came to the United States at the age of 17. Along with her husband Benjamin, they owned and operated Cella Leather Co.,Duffy's Circus Bar and Florence's Café. She also worked for several years as a baker at the Cool Springs School in Wilmington, and was a member of Holy Angels Church in Newark.
Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin; son-in-law, Bob Oratorio and siblings, Giuseppe, Michael, Teressina and Luigia. She is survived by her children, Louis Cella of Wilmington, Pete Cella and wife Mary, Marianne Oratorio, and Rosemarie Masten and husband Ken all of Newark; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
The Cella family would like to give special thanks to the entire staff at Vitas Hospice and the Franciscan Home at Brackenville for all of their love and support shown to them.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, November 4, from 6-8 pm, in the McCrery Memorial Chapel, 3710 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington, DE 19808. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday morning at 11 am, in Holy Angels Church, 82 Possum Park Rd., Newark, 19711. Entombment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery. Lancaster Ave., Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice, 100 Commerce Dr. #302 Newark, DE 19713. Online condolence visit
Published in The News Journal from Nov. 2 to Nov. 3, 2010
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