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Matilda "Tillie" Marsilii

Feb 27, 1922-October 10, 2015. On October 10, 2015, Matilda "Tillie" Laura (Ciaramella) Marsilii of Sarasota passed away at 93 years of age. Mrs. Marsilii was born in Montchanin, DE on Feb 27, 1922 to the late Angelo C. and Maria (DiLorenzo) Ciaramella. Tillie and her husband owned and operated Marsilii Draperies on Second and Union in Wilmington Delaware for many years until finally retiring to Florida. Tillie was an avid golfer (4 holes in one), and always the crafter. She was filled with Italian sayings and quick one-liners that ceased to fail with age. In addition to her parents, Tillie was preceded in death by her husband Armando; her son Francis; her daughters Gemma, and Marie (Heston); her seven sisters, and 1 brother.

She is survived by her son-in-law Earl A. Heston Jr., with whom she resided with at time of death; grandson Tony Heston of Dayton, OH; granddaughter Laura Heston of Brooklyn NY; and many nieces and nephews in the Delaware area.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 7900 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota FL 34241, on October 15th at 1pm. Interment will follow at the Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Rd 72, Sarasota, FL 34241.

Published in The News Journal on Oct. 15, 2015
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