Rita V. Bryan

Rita V. Bryan, age 82, of Wilmington, DE passed away surrounded by her family at Wilmington Hospital on May 12, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Mary (Morrelli) and William DiCinque. Rita was a graduate of the 1956 class of Wilmington High School. She went on to be a homemaker for her two children and a member of St. Helena’s Church. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph and Eugene DiCinque; her sisters, Adeline Schietroma and Theresa Jonkiert; and her husband, Charles “Skip” Bryan, III, in 2004.

Rita is survived by her children, Joseph Bryan and Deb Bryan of Wilmington, DE; sister, Rose White of Wilmington, DE; her sister-in-law, Millie Manelski of Greenville, DE; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday May 18, 2019 at St. Helena’s Catholic Church, 602 Philadelphia Pike Wilmington, DE 19809 at 11 A.M., where friends are invited to call after 10 A.M. Burial will follow in Cathedral Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016, the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Rd # 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, or the American Heart Association 5455 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43214. Online condolences may be made at


Submitted by Sherry on
Deepest condolences to you and your family. Please take to heart the message God gives to us in the bible regarding our dead loved ones. In Revelation 21:4, it says, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." God describes a time were there will be no more suffering, and as part of God's promise, you personally have the hope to see your loved one again, resurrected in an earthly paradise. I hope you and your family can find hope in this message and promise God has provided for us.

Submitted by Chris Pruitt on
I am so sorry for your loss. She was very special and she taught you well.

Submitted by Jennifer on
I am very sorry for your loss. I pray you will find comfort in the hope God gives of seeing your dear loved one again on a paradise earth as brought out in God's word at Revelation 21:3,4.

Submitted by Chris skbicki on
Deb, So sorry for the loss of your mom. I know how close you were and hope the great memories of all your time together can help you heal.