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“My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I hope that God promise at 1Thessalonians 4:13,14 bring you comfort and...Read More »
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“Please accept my heartfelt sympathies you all together to celebrate. The life of someone so cherished and gran comfort and hope from the loving...Read More »
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“I am so sorry for your loss, God has said he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither mourning nor outcry nor pain...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Lillian Coaster - Chicago, IL

“My dear Sara: Its 11/15 and I shed tears everyday missing you. You will always be in my heart my sweet Momala...rest in peace. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: elizabeth allen - longneck, DE

“Aunt Sara was a great cook, great advisor and great person. She had a big heart and will be missed terribly. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Jeff Finocchiaro - Newark, DE

“It has been a privilege to have known Sara and to have been there to help her when she needed it. I remember her showing me how to make pizza and...Read More »
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“I remember how Aunt Sara at Easter had dozens of chocolate Easter Bunnies waiting for all of us cousins when we visited. Vera dePaulis ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Vera dePaulis

“I remember visiting my dad's cousins Sara & Frank as a child, and they always made us laugh and were fun to visit in their lovely home and yard. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Joanne Lizzio Mann - Abington

“Sara was not only my friend but I took care of her in her home for years. She was a great lady, with a great sense of humor, a great Italian cook,...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: elizabeth allen - wilmington, DE

“I first met Sara about 11yrs ago when She was a resident at The Kutz Home recovering following a hip replacement. She took an immediate liking to me...Read More »
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Serafina (Sara) Cicala passed away peacefully at her home in Bellefonte, DE, on October 17, 2014 at the age of 95. She was a lifelong resident of Delaware.

Sara was born in May of 1919 in Bellevue, Delaware, and lived on the estate of Joseph S. Keen with her parents, Isidoro and Venera Finocchiaro, step-mother, Maria, and seven brothers. While her brothers took care of the property, Sara tended to the residence of Mr. Keen. Mr. Keen was so impressed with Sara, he offered her an opportunity to move to France and be educated formally, but Sara remained in Delaware to be with her family and to help raise her brothers after Venera's early death.

Sara met her future husband, Francis (Frank), while they were both infants. They were friends for many years and married in 1953, enjoying 48 years together until Frank's death in 2001.

Sara was predeceased by her seven brothers, Ray, Joe, Ben, Marty, Sam, Mike and John, and her husband, Frank. She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Lucy and Josephine Finocchiaro, and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30am on Thursday, October 23rd, at St. Helena's Church, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE, where family and friends may visit from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Entombment will be in Cathedral Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in memory of Sara to St. Helena's Church, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809.