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Lorraine Angela (Giordano) ChericoOctober 10, 1933 ~ August 22, 2017 (age 83)
Lorraine Angela Cherico, 83, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, while surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Wilmington, she was the daughter of the late Dominick and Josephine (Bove) Giordano. Lorraine dedicated her life to raising her family and spreading the word of the Lord. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Parish. She loved cooking, gardening, nurturing plants and flowers, sports entertainment (especially basketball) and traveling; but above all else, she cherished the time she spent with her family and friends. Being a mother was what she loved and adored the most! She will be dearly missed and remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mom, mom-mom, sister and friend.
Lorraine is survived by her husband of 57 years, Anthony Cherico; her daughters, Lisa Cherico and Lana Rivers (Chuck); her sons, Anthony and Dean Cherico; her grandchildren, Lana Michelle, Carla, Colleen, Nichole, Jaci, Albert and Luke and a great-grandson who is on the way; her brother, Joseph Giordano (Arlene); her sister-in-law, Rena Giordano; as well as many members of her extended family and many friends.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Lauren Cherico and her brother, Dominick Giordano.
Family and friends are invited to visit from 10:00am – 1:00pm on Monday, August 28, 2017 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 9th and DuPont Streets, Wilmington, DE 19805, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:15pm. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lorraine’s memory can be made to NAMI Delaware, 2400 W. 4th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805; The Greater Philadelphia Cancer Foundation, 207 N. Broad Street, 6th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107; or The Tuberus Sclerosis Alliance, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 750, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
2400 W. 4th. Street, Wilmington DE 19805
The Greater Philadelphia Cancer Foundation
207 N. Broad Street, 6th Floor, Philadelpia PA 19107
Tuberus Sclerosis Alliance
801 Roeder Road, Suite 750, Silver Spring MD 20910