Adele Frunzi – Teachey

April 27, 1951 - February 21, 2010
Adele Frunzi – Teachey

Adele A. Frunzi-Teachey 58, of Wilmington, NC formerly of Philadelphia, Pa died 1:50 A.M, Sunday, February 21, 2010 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter after a long and courageous battle with metastatic endometrial cancer.

She was the beloved wife of William Teachey and dear sister of Diana M. Frunzi of Horsham, Pa.

Adele was born April 27, 1951 in Germantown Hospital in Philadelphia, eldest child of Edward and Diana Frunzi. She graduated from Chestnut Hill College with a Bachelors degree in Chemistry and received her Masters from St. Josephs University. She worked many years as a Chemical Engineer at the Cape Fear DuPont Plant, where she met her husband William. She was a force of nature and will be remembered by her family and friends for her unending zest for life. Adele lived every day of her life like it was a party; even towards the end through tremendous suffering, her sense of humor remained in tact. She always had a soft spot in her heart for animals, and leaves behind her two Calico cats Pinky and Mickey and several Cockatiels.

A celebration of her Adele’s life will be held this spring.

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  • March 04, 2010
    Rosemary Maguire Keller says:
    So sad to hear about Adele. Her zest for living was legendary and certainly enhanced our days at MSJ. She will be missed by many.

  • March 02, 2010
    Pat Dalgliesh Patterson says:
    Some of us were fortunate enough to share, not only high school, but college as well with Adele. I was one of those people and I cannot think of her without a smile coming to my face. "Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there... I do not sleep. I am the thousand winds that blow... I am the diamond glints on snow... I am the sunlight on ripened grain... I am the gentle autumn rain. When you waken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush Of gentle birds in circling flight... I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry— I am not there... I did not die...

  • March 01, 2010
    Mary Lou Tillman says:
    Wow! I spent 4 years in Spanish class with Adele, and in there and out of class, she was so energetic. I greatly admired her. And when we had our reunion last March, she was the one person I wondered about. She, if she could, would have been the spitfire at our reunion. Miss you greatly Adele. I'll see you again some day with your dynamic energy in Heaven.

  • March 01, 2010
    Karen M. Fleming Schuler says:
    Adele, my friend and classmate at MSJA, 1969, was truly one of the most entertaining girls at the Mount. I have lost touch over the years due to distance and life. When I think of her and I just smile. She was always full of love and life. I pray for her family and friends that God will provide the strength to cope w/ your loss. I am sure she will be dearly missed. God speed, Adele.

  • March 02, 2010
    Marianne Liberto says:
    Heaven is a better place now.We down here have suffered a loss but heaven is the winner. See you when I get there. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.