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Stephanie Donofrio

AGE: 92 • Wilmington

Age 92 of Wilmington, passed away on January 4, 2016. Stephanie was born in Chicago, IL on February 5, 1923 to the late Joseph and Mary Buchinsky. She was an endlessly loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She adored her grandchildren and attended all of their events. Passionate about landscaping, she was known for her beautifully and perfectly kept garden. Stephanie enjoyed shopping, notably at Strawbridge's and Kohl's, and was also a sports enthusiast and ardent supporter of the Philadelphia Eagles. Also an avid reader, she always kept the Claymont Library busy.

Stephanie was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Ralph Donofrio, who passed away on September 14, 2006. She is survived by her sons, Ralph (Susan), Nick (Julie), and David (Emily); grandchildren, David, John Christian, and Emily; great-grandchildren, Lane and Eva; and sister, Helen Conrath.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Helena Church, 602 Philadelphia Pike in Wilmington, on Friday, January 8 at 12noon. Entombment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday morning, prior to mass, from 10-11:45am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Claymont Public Library, 400 Lenape Way, Claymont, DE 19703 or St. Helena Church, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809 or Compassionate Care Hospice, 702 Wilmington Ave #B, Wilmington, DE 19805.

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Published in The News Journal from Jan. 6 to Jan. 8, 2016
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