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February 27, 1941 ~ January 20, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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MaryAnn Vitalo passed away peacefully Friday, January 20, 2023. She was born on February 27, 1941 in Wilmington DE, the daughter of the late Antoinette and Joseph Trzcinski. MaryAnn graduated from Conrad High School.
MaryAnn had a magnetic personality, who always loved meeting and talking to everyone. There were no strangers as far as she was concerned, only friends and family. She had a fantastic sense of humor. She could often be counted on to tell a story that could make anyone blush. Her laugh was one of a kind and would fill a room.
In her earlier years, MaryAnn enjoyed bowling and was a member of several women teams. She worked in the school district and in childcare for several years and loved every child she encountered.
MaryAnn’s true happiness in life was spending time with her family, especially with her husband, who was truly her soul mate. She was a notorious “chocoholic” who always insisted you take a piece of candy whenever you visited. Her favorite past times was watching General Hospital, Dr Pol and Lifetime movies. She enjoyed playing “solitaire” and completing puzzles in her “seek-a-word” book. She often challenged her grandchildren to speed rounds to see who could complete a puzzle the fastest.
MaryAnn was predeceased by her husband and love of her life, John R. Vitalo, Sr.; her son-in-law, Kevin E. Hart and her sister, Theresa Barczak.
She is survived by her three children, Katherine, Deborah (Edward) and John Jr.; four grandchildren Erica, Alexandra, Kristin, Kyle; her great granddaughter, Avianna; and her brothers, Joseph (Jeannie) and Ronald (Kathleen) Trzcinski.
MaryAnn was fortunate to have spent her final years at The Lorelton Assisted Living. We would like to thank all the Lorelton staff for the excellent care, as well as their compassion, sensitivity and loving attention they gave our mother.
Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing from 10:00am-12:00pm on Friday, January 27, 2023 at the Doherty Funeral Home on Limestone Road. A service will follow at 12:00pm. Burial will take place immediately following at All Saints Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Easterseals DE & MD Eastern Shore c/o Development Office, 61 Corporate Circle, New Castle DE 19720 (www.easterseals.com/de) or Compassionate Care at Amedisys.com