Kathleen D. DiIenno, 76 of Wilmington passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital on August 12, 2018, surrounded by her family.
Kathleen was born in Wilmington, the daughter of the late Helen (Cataldi) and Anthony DeLillio. She was a member of the second graduating class from Padua Academy and after graduation, Kathleen worked for Bell Telephone until her marriage to James J. DiIenno. She returned to work for Christiana Care and spent over 20 years as an office manager.
Kathleen was active with the Padua Alumnae, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family, gardening and cooking. Her husband, James J. DiIenno, Sr. passed away in 1997.
Kathleen is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Carolyn and Mark Stallard and Amy and Andy Lynch, all of Wilmington; her son and his wife, James J. DiIenno, Jr. and Angela of Avondale, PA; her grandchildren, Chloe, Andy, Jr. Addison, Jaclyn and Alan; her brother, Anthony DeLillio, Jr. and his wife, Donna of New Castle; her sister, Joanna Corbin of Wilmington and her sister-in-law, Margaret “Peggy” DiIenno of Bear.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 9th and DuPont Streets on Friday at 12 Noon. Friends may call at the church after 11 AM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Delaware Kidney Fund, 1100 Lovering Ave # 10B, Wilmington, DE 19806. Online condolences may be sent to Mealeyfuneralhomes.com.