Maria C. Antonucci

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

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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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  • December 09, 2008
    Karen Congema says:
    Maria was a spiritual mother to me! She gave me the acronym "SLAP EGG" to help me teach my six children and others the 7 main sins: sloth, lust, anger, pride, envy, greed, and gluttony. We use them for an examination of conscience before confession. She also gave me the acronym, "We C Karen P.U.F.F." to remember the Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom, Counsel, Knowledge, Piety, Understanding, Fortitude, and Fear of the Lord. She also taught me about the 3 P's! I was happy for her to hear that she died on the Feast of Christ the King. What an awesome day to enter into Heaven! I also thought it was really cool that Maria died when she was 88 in the year '08 as I know how fond Maria was of things recurring three times in honor of the Holy Trinity whom she lived her life so faithfully for! She truly was an integral part of the Risen Body of Christ! I grieve her loss but I rejoice for her gain. I look forward to rekindling our friendship again someday when the Sweet Lord calls me home! Unfortunately, we were in Virginia for Thanksgiving during her Memorial Mass. A few days ago a little card Maria had given me reappeared. It had a picture of a little cherub angel on it playing with a star. On the inside it said, "Even the angels take time to play." Even from Heaven she's teaching me! Praise God!!!

  • November 26, 2008
    Donald Tisak says:
    I have been the most intwined friend of the Antonucci family. Spending all of my life sharing good times and reminiscing about the past especially with Maria. She and her family have opened there hearts and homes at times I will never forget. This is especially noted through the marriage of John and Beth along their beautiful daughters who call me "Uncle Donnie". My DEEPEST SYMPATHY. Love, Donno Ps. Maria "DID" save my life when John and I were playing on Admiral Street. She always said the life you save - you are responsible for.....

  • November 25, 2008
    Nancy Moidel Ciccone says:
    My condolences on the death of Maria Antonucci. I have fond memories of growing up across the street from all of you and I am so sad to learn of the death of your mother/grandmother. I am also sad to learn of the passing of Emily. Hope the sweet memories of a life well lived will sustain all of you during this difficult time. Nancy Moidel Ciccon

  • November 25, 2008
    Peggy J Hall says:
    I am sadden to learn of Maria's death. I had the honor of knowing her when we both were employed by NHRMC. Our paths often crossed and sometimes we had time to talk about what we both loved, helping patients. She was a lovely lady and I remember her with fond memories.

  • November 26, 2008
    Al Francani says:
    We are very sorry to hear of Maria's passing. Growing up in Aliquippa, I visited her home often and it was always fun and filled with love. She was a great, loyal friend to my mom Ida. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her children Lucille, Alreda, John and their families. May God grant you peace. Al&Lou