Dolores Sanzone, age 85, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on May 11th, 2019. Born in Wilmington on July 7th, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Johnson) and George Francis Cekine. She was predeceased by her stepmother Mary, and her brothers Thomas and Robert. Dolores was a graduate of Wilmington High School. She was employed by the DuPont Company as an administrative assistant. Upon her retirement she worked in the cafeteria for Delcastle High School. She was an active member of St. John the Beloved Parish where she enjoyed coaching cheerleading. For many years she could be found at their summer carnival working behind the funnel cake booth.
Dolores spent many a Wednesday evening playing cards with her club girls. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, family, and lifelong friends. A beach girl at heart, Dolores spent many summers at the Cape Henlopen beaches with her beloved grandchildren. Known as “Punky”, “Mommom Punky”, “Aunt Dee” and “Dee”, she took great pride in being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.
She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Donald Sanzone, and her children Michele Thompson (Mark), Donnie Sanzone (Lisa), Terrie McIntyre (Brad), grandchildren Mark Thompson (Kelly), Leah Thompson, Kaitlin McIntyre, Michael Sanzone and Emily Sanzone, as well as sisters Jean Jones (Paul) and Joanne Geiszler (David) and sister-in-law Dolly Sanzone.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff from Lore Village at The Lorelton for their outstanding care they gave to Dolores during her stay.
Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Monday, May 20th, 2019 from 6-8 P.M. at Mealey Funeral Home 2509 Limestone Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 21st at 12:30 P.M. at St. John the Beloved Church 907 Milltown Rd, Wilmington, DE, 19808. Burial will follow at Cathedral Cemetery 2400 Lancaster Ave, Wilmington, DE 19805.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to The Lorelton Foundation, 2200 W 4th Street, Wilmington, DE, 19805. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.mealeyfuneralhomes.com