Winifred T. Previtera

Winifred T. Previtera, 92 of Milton, formerly of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the home of her daughter, Catherine.

Winifred was born in Germantown, PA, the daughter of the late Catherine (Towey) and Alexander Madell. She was predeceased by her brothers, Harry and Thomas Madell and William Madella and her husband, Isidore J. Previtera in 2004.

Winifred will be missed by her children and their spouses, John J. (Deborah) of Reading, PA, Martin M. (Mary) of Rehoboth, Stephen T. (Sherry) of Richmond, VA, Jeannette M. Barrett (John) of Wilmington and Catherine Aschiero (Debra) of Milton; her grandchildren, Stephanie, Thomas, Sean, Alexander, Jonathan, Lisa, Michael, Katie, Elise, Caitlin, Thomas, Kayla Rose and Tatum; and her great-grandchildren, Dominic, Delaney, Abigail, Zachary, Wesley, Josie, Oliver, Leo, Margot and Dawson.

With quiet confidence and amazing resiliency, Winifred was a fiercely devoted wife and mother. She loved discovering different cultures, admired art and music, brought good cheer and humor to every family gathering, and encouraged her children with words of faith, hope and a patient and optimistic outlook on life.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 11:30 AM at St. Margaret of Scotland Church, 2431 Frazer Road, Newark, DE 19702, where friends may call after 10:30 AM.  Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.  In lieu of flowers, and to help other hospice patients, contributions may be sent in the name of Winifred Previtera to Compassionate Care, 20165 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.


Submitted by The Smiths on
Our deepest condolences to the family. We are so sorry for your loss. May your loving memories of Winifred help you through this difficult time. May our loving, heavenly Father, who is the God of all comfort, give you the strength and comfort that you need (2 Corinthians 1:3, Psalms 83:18). He promises us that soon, "He will wipe away every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore" (Revelation 21:3, 4). May all of His promises concerning our loved ones who have passed away give you peace.

Submitted by Dawn Andrews on
Cathie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family that you find comfort during this difficult time. My memories of your mom is that she was always smiling. I can't stop thinking about that video of you two singing in the car and sharing laughter and memories! You both displayed what a true loving family relationship should be like and I feel blessed to have witnessed it.

Submitted by SUE WATKINS on
Jeannette and Family, i am so sorry for your loss . She is now an Angle watching over all of you now. She loved you all. I am sending you Prayers and hugs.

Submitted by Maddie Sparco-Celano on
Dearest Jeannette, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad and difficult time. I will always remember your mother and cherish all the fond memories we shared during our younger years. Your mother was a caring, beautiful, kind lady who adored her family. She was an amazing woman, and she will truly be missed.

Submitted by Charlene DiSarlo on
I always remember my Aunt Winnie as a kind sweet person with a positive outlook on life. She was a classy lady and will truly be missed.