Maria C. Antonucci

October 3, 1920 - November 23, 2008
Maria C. Antonucci


Maria C. Antonucci, born in Frosinone, Italy on October 3, 1920, was delivered into Eternal Life on November 23, 2008.

Maria is survived by 3 of her 4 children: Lucille Fontana (Richard) of Scarsdale, N.Y., Alfreda Antonucci-Alter (Robert) of Washington, D.C., and John Antonucci (Beth) of Freedom PA; Son-In-Love, Frank A. DeCicco, husband of the late Emily K. DeCicco; 5 grand children and 4 great-grand children; and countless loving family and friends.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Catholic Church in Wilmington, NC on November 29, 2008 at 10:00 AM.

A private burial service will follow the mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in memory of Maria to the Emily DeCicco Memorial Scholarship Fund, St. Mary Catholic School, 217 South 4th St., Wilmington, N.C. 28401.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • November 25, 2008
    Bernadette Wolfe says:
    My name is Bernadette Fusco Wolfe. Mrs. Antonucci was my 7th grade teacher at St. Cecilia's in 1965. She was my very favorite teacher. I remember the day she was leaving for Europe & I volunteered to meet her at the airport to give her a gift from the class.It was a purple silk flower arrangement in a very small pot.In return, she bought me a medal from Lourdes.I still have it today & often think of her gentleness. My deepest condolences to her entire family that I know she dearly loved. Her memory will remain with me forever. God bless. Bernadette

  • December 02, 2008
    Diane Delisio says:
    I am a friend of Alfreda's from her college days at Wheeling Jesuit. I was lucky enough to also live close enough to Aliquippa and visited the Antonuccis in the summer and was always welcome there. Although I had not seen Maria in many years, I have many fond memories of her kindness, hospitality and graciousness. For me - she was even more than that - she was a force of nature! What a grand lady (and I never use that term!). In addition, she is probably the only person I have ever seen who Alfreda deferred to - that was interesting to witness. I will miss her presence in the world. We are better for having known her. My condolences to Alfreda (and Bob and Alia), John and family, Emily and Family, and Frank. Take care. Diane Delisio

  • December 01, 2008
    Lola Rivenbark says:
    It was such a pleasure to know Maria. I know of no one who had more joy in life and love of others than she. I worked with her at New Hanover Regional Mediacal Center where I was Director of Volunteer Services. She assured me that when (not if but when)she won the lottery that she would make a donation to the Hospitality House. She lived her life as though there was always something positive in any situation. As an active member of our Retiree Community Link, she never failed to remind us the inportance of random acts of kindness. I will miss knowing that she is still doing that on earth but know that her example lives on in those she touched. Thinking of yuo, Lola Rivenbark

  • December 01, 2008
    Mary Ann Pashuta Van Horssen says:
    Dearest Lucille and family, Your Mother was such a special lady during our days at Mt. Gallitzin. She always greeted us with a warm smile and loving arms, and was so willing to help however she could. I was saddened to read that she had been ill these last months, but I am thankful you had her here on earth for 88 years! Now she is in heaven with the angels. I can just see Emily's face with her eyes lit up and her smile an impish grin as she welcomes your Mom home! I know you will miss your Mom, but I hope you can smile as you honor her memory in your thoughts. Peace and love to you & yours. Your friend, Mary Ann

  • November 30, 2008
    Rosemary (Miller) Sheehan says:
    I was so sorry to hear about the death of Aunt Maria. She was always so wonderful to be with at all the Van Dyke functions. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers at this difficult time. Love, Rose and Charlie