Santina "Tina" R. McElroy

Age 91 Wilmington

Tina McElroy left this earth to be with our Lord on Tuesday, June 20 2017, knowing that she was loved by those she left behind.

Born on November 1, 1925 in Wilmington, Tina was the daughter of the late Alfredo and Clementina DiLoreto. She was employed by the Hotel DuPont prior to her marriage to the late John R. McElroy and took on the roles of homemaker and caregiver for the remainder of her life.

A long-time member of Saint Matthew Church, she was also a member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality and was an adorer at the Divine Mercy Chapel.

Devoted to her family, Tina will be dearly missed by her daughter, Donna-Maria (Guarino) and husband Joe; her grandchildren, Joseph and Leah Guarino.
In addition to her parents and husband, Tina is predeceased by her sisters, Petronilla and Filomena DiLoreto.

Tina’s family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of 6D at Christiana Care and the staff at Seasons Hospice for the care and compassion they displayed during her last weeks.
A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday morning at 11 AM at Saint Matthew Church, 901 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington, De. Visitation will take place from 10 to 11AM prior to the Mass. Internment at Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington, DE will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Matthew Church, 1013 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington, De 19804.


Submitted by Nicole on
I'm truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God strengthen you for the days ahead. He is near those who are broken hearted, Psalms 34:18

Submitted by Jasmine Willis on
I am very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort from your cherished memories and from the "God of all comfort" at this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3

Submitted by Paula Di Netta on
I loved Tina. She was my friend and a surrogate mother. She helped me get through the passing of my own mother two years ago, with whom she was friends. Tina was the kind of person you never wanted to leave. She had a warm and open personality. She never had anything bad to say about anyone. She never gossiped, never judged. She was devoted to the Blessed Mother and I spent many First Saturdays at the Sodality masses reciting the rosary while kneeling next to her. I was also blessed to have spent a few happy hours taking her to lunch and breakfast (Tina loved scrapple!) and talking and walking with her. I will miss Tina tremendously, but I know that she is fully in the Lord's company and I have yet another saint to whom to pray. Sending my love and prayers to Donna and the family.

Submitted by Rebecca on
My condolences to you and your family. May you find comfort in the words that God promise at Isaiah 25: 8.