Amelia G. Filippone "Maya"
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Age 79, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012.
Maya was born in New Castle, DE on January 10, 1933, daughter of the late Domenico and Hilda Giansanti. She had been a longtime secretary; having worked at Gates Engineering before fully devoting herself to raising her children, and later joined her husband in employment at the Division of Motor Vehicle in Wilmington where she worked commendably for over 18 years. She enjoyed frequenting Delaware Park and cherished her monthly outing with "the girls", her dearest and closest friends. Above all things, Maya was endlessly devoted to her family. She treasured time spent with loved ones and found notable joy in watching and supporting her grandchildren play sports.
Maya was predeceased by her husband, Alfred G. Filippone Sr., and sister, Theresa Suzi. She is survived by her children, Vanessa Jezyk (Len), Alfred G. Filippone, Jr. (Mary), Dawn MacDonald (Tom), and Renee Seluchins (Philip); grandchildren, Ashley, Freddie, Jenna, Tara, J.D., Anthony, Courtney, Sydney, and Ashton; sisters, Mary Panella and Lillian Kempski; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at the CHARLES P. ARCARO FUNERAL HOME, 2309 Lancaster Ave. in Wilmington, on Sunday, November 25 from 3-5 pm and on Monday morning, November 26 from 10-10:30 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4th and Bancroft in Wilmington, on Monday morning, November 26 at 11 am. Entombment will follow in Silverbrook Cemetery (www.silverbrookcemetery.com).
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or to the
, Great Rivers Affiliate, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.
Published in The News Journal from Nov. 21 to Nov. 24, 2012
Charles P. Arcaro Funeral Home
2309 Lancaster Avenue Wilmington, DE 19805