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Mary Rita Contento

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Mary Rita Contento

AGE: 78 • Wilmington

Mrs. Mary Rita (Sheller) Contento, 78 of Wilmington, DE peacefully passed away on Friday, May 6, 2016.

Mary was born in West Chester, PA, the daughter of the late Stephen and Bernardine (Merkel) Sheller. She was employed with MBNA and retired after 15 years of service. An avid golfer, she was a member of Cavaliers Country Club and the former Hercules Country Club. Mary was also a long time member of St. John the Beloved Parish. She enjoyed swimming, bowling, and reading.

Mary will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 58 years, Vincent J. Contento, Sr.; her children, Carla Olivo and husband, Ken, Lisa Theodorakis and husband, Tim, and Vincent Contento, Jr. and wife, Alison; and her grandchildren, Tyler, Jacqueline, Matthew, Sarah, Kenny and Caroline. She is also survived by her brother, Raymond Sheller.

Mary was predeceased by her brothers, Stephen and Robert Sheller.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Thursday, May 12 from 9:00-10:30AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington at 11:00AM. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary may be made to the , 240 N. James Street, Newport, DE 19804 (

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Published in The News Journal from May 9 to May 11, 2016
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