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Charlene F. (Godwin) DiStefano

November 30, 1966 ~ August 4, 2019 (age 52)

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Charlene F. Godwin DiStefano, 52, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Charlene was born in Wilmington, Delaware to Faye (Lloyd) Poe and Ronald Godwin, Sr., and was raised in Newport, Delaware. She graduated from Delcastle High School and worked first for Beneficial Bank then ING Direct.

Charlene enjoyed watching police detective shows, shopping with her mother, and hanging out with her yellow Labrador Molly. But her favorite pastime was spending time with her family. Charlene loved the holiday season and being around so many family members. She enjoyed listening to country music and especially loved going to WWE wrestling events with her son, Nick.

Charlene is survived by her husband, Joseph DiStefano, and their son, Nicholas, the love of her life. She is also survived by her mother, Faye Poe (Don); her father, Ronald Godwin Sr. (Rebecca); and brothers, Ronald Godwin Jr., Max O’Neill, and Brent O’Neill; mother-in-law, Marie DiStefano; sisters-in-law, Janice DiStefano and Judith Tozzoli (Tom); and brother-in-law, John DiStefano. Charlene is also survived by nieces and nephew, Emily DiStefano, Cara Tozzoli, John DiStefano Jr. and Gianna DiStefano.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Friday, August 9 from 5:00 - 7:00PM. A Catholic funeral service will be held at Doherty Funeral Home on Saturday, August 10 at 10:00AM, immediately followed by interment at All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be sent to the Helen Graham Center, 4701 Ogletown Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713.

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August 9, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Catholic Funeral Service
August 10, 2019

10:00 AM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Interment following funeral service
August 10, 2019

All Saints Cemetery
6001 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19808


Helen F. Graham Cancer & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark DE 19713
Web: http://www.christianacare.org/helenfgrahamcancercenter

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