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Official Obituary of

Rose Grace Bello Dunn

May 16, 1933 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Rose Dunn Obituary

Rose Grace Bello Dunn, of Wilmington, DE, aged 90, peacefully departed this life at home on January 27, 2024.  The daughter of the late Benedetto and Anna (Labik) Bello, Rose was born on May 16, 1933 in Wilmington and grew up in Elkton Maryland.  In her youth, she could be found spending time with neighborhood friends and siblings, and attending classes at Elkton High School. 

As a young adult, Rose became a registered nurse through the Memorial Hospital Nursing Association where she made lifelong friends who she cherished and kept in contact with all her life.   In her career as a nurse she could be found caring for the elderly at Foulk Manor, Captain’s Deck and several other skilled nursing facilities in Wilmington. 

Rose loved clipping coupons and bargain shopping and especially enjoyed trips to the outlets in Lancaster County.  She was a master at feeding her hungry family and putting up the fruits of her husband’s garden and from forays to local peach, plum, and apple orchards. 

In her later years, Rose spent her time doing jigsaw and crossword puzzles, reading, and watching her favorite tv shows. She stayed connected with her friends through daily phone calls and notes of kindness.

Rose is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, James Herbert Dunn, son James B. Dunn, brothers John Bello and Benedetto Bello, Jr, and sisters Jean Van Dyke, Teresa Elliot, and Dolores Hill.  

To cherish her memory, she leaves her daughters, Judi Cowart (Michael), Amy Carey (Blaine), and grandchildren Dylan Setzer and Madeline Mincey.  Her devoted son Thomas A. Dunn passed away a short time after Rose on March 10, 2024.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 18, at the Alamo Room at Wilmington Brew Works, 3129 Miller Rd., Wilmington, DE 19802 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm.

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Celebration of Life Gathering
May 18, 2024

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wilmington Brew Works
3129 Miller Rd
Wilmington, DE 19802
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