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Mary A. (Rollo) Piendak

January 8, 1924 ~ May 11, 2022 (age 98)

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Mary A. (Rollo) Piendak, 98 of Wilmington, Delaware peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.   She was born in Wilmington on January 8, 1924 to the late Vincenzo and Concettina (Atanasio) Rollo, both immigrants from Sicily to the United States.

Mary was a graduate of Brown Vocational High School and worked as a beautician at Rene’s Beauty Shoppe, eventually retiring from Winterthur Museum.

Mary will be dearly missed by her children, Rosemarie Girardi and husband, Frankie and Richard Piendak Sr. and wife, Kathy; her grandchildren, Richard Piendak Jr., Kristin Cunningham, Becky Wharton and Michael Girardi; her great grandchildren, Richard Piendak III, Charlotte Wells, Edward and William Wharton, Jenny Piendak, Jack, Tate and Sean Cunningham, Anna and Madeline Girardi; her great-great grandchildren, Esme’ Piendak and John Wells Jr.

She was predeceased by her husband, Edward “Frank” Piendak; her sisters, Sebastiana Orser (Bob), Viola Lofink (Jim) and Frances Zubowicz (Frank).

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Monday, May 16 from 5:00 – 7:00PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, 1414 King Street, Wilmington on Tuesday, May 17 at 10:00AM, immediately followed by interment in All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary may be made to Donate Delaware, 110 W. Market Street, Stanton, DE 19804 ( or Goodwill Industries of Delaware, 300 E. Lea Blvd., Wilmington, DE 19802 (



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May 16, 2022

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

Mass of Christian Burial
May 17, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Patrick Church - Wilmington
1414 King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Interment following Mass
May 17, 2022

All Saints Cemetery
6001 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19808


Donate Delaware
110 W. Market Street, Stanton DE 19804

Goodwill Industries of Delaware
300 E. Lea Blvd., Wilmington DE 19802

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