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Carmela Grygo Butler

AGE: 85 • Newark, DE

Carmela Grygo Butler, age 85, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 28, 2016 after a short illness.

Born in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Carmine and Jennie (La Fazia) Chirichillo.

She was a member of the St John the Beloved Church. Carmela's greatest joy was spending time with her family. Over the years her many hobbies included ballroom dancing, cooking and reading. She graduated from Wilmington High School and worked for the Dioceses of Wilmington for many years.

Carmela shared 42 years of marriage with her first husband, Raymond E. Grygo, until his death in 1988. Her second husband of 25 years, Eliot S. Butler, passed away in 2014. Carmela was also predeceased by her son, Raymond J. Grygo in 2011 as well as several sisters and brothers.

Carmela is survived by her daughters, Joanne MacKenzie (Richard); Carmela Curry (Tim) and Maryanne Bennett (Jeff); her stepson, David Butler (Irene); her grandchildren, Allan MacKenzie (Ashley); Joshua Bennett (Jenna) and Alexandra Bennett, O.D.; her sister, Eleanor Talarowski and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 4, 2016 where a visitation will be held begining at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to one of Carmela's favorite charities, , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Published in The News Journal from Mar. 1 to Mar. 3, 2016
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