Kathleen D. DiIenno

Kathleen D. DiIenno, 76 of Wilmington passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital on August 12, 2018, surrounded by her family.

Kathleen was born in Wilmington, the daughter of the late Helen (Cataldi) and Anthony DeLillio. She was a member of the second graduating class from Padua Academy and after graduation, Kathleen worked for Bell Telephone until her marriage to James J. DiIenno. She returned to work for Christiana Care and spent over 20 years as an office manager.

Kathleen was active with the Padua Alumnae, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family, gardening and cooking.  Her husband, James J. DiIenno, Sr. passed away in 1997.

Kathleen is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Carolyn and Mark Stallard and Amy and Andy Lynch, all of Wilmington; her son and his wife, James J. DiIenno, Jr. and Angela of Avondale, PA; her grandchildren, Chloe, Andy, Jr. Addison, Jaclyn and Alan; her brother, Anthony DeLillio, Jr. and his wife, Donna of New Castle; her sister, Joanna Corbin of Wilmington and her sister-in-law, Margaret “Peggy” DiIenno of Bear.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 9th and DuPont Streets on Friday at 12 Noon.  Friends may call at the church after 11 AM.  Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Delaware Kidney Fund, 1100 Lovering Ave # 10B, Wilmington, DE 19806. Online condolences may be sent to


Submitted by Shirley on
Dear Carolyn, Amy, James and family. Victor and I were so sorry to read about Kathy in the paper. We have many fond memories of her and Jimmy and you kids when you're younger. Our sincere condolences. We will unfortunately be out of town and not able to attend the service. So sorry for your loss. Victor and Shirley Amato

Submitted by Bob Smith on
To all of Kathy’s family, Nancy and I are so sorry to read about Kathy’s passing. We hope you all enjoy the lifelong memories you have of her. We had fun times with Jim and Kathy on many soccer fields and also at Disney. We reside outside Bethany Beach and will not be at her service but we will be thinking of all of you.

Submitted by Sherry on
Deepest condolences for your loss. May your family find comfort in the scriptural hope found at Revelation 21:4:"..death will be no more.., the former things have passed away."