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Colleen Peggy Cooper Vaccarini

Death 9 Apr 2016 (aged 85)
Burial Bear, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 161007582 · View Source
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Colleen Peggy Vaccarini, age 85, went home to be with Jesus on April 9th, 2016. She accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior on August 30, 2015.

In 1948, Colleen married the love of her life, James, whom she was married for 67 years. While raising her family, Colleen was a seamstress with Wilmington Hosiery Mills on 5th and Monroe Streets.

Colleen was an amazing cook, who enjoyed hosting the family holiday gatherings. They will miss her special Italian wedding soup and her delicious potato salad. She loved crocheting afghan blankets, which she gifted to each family member. In her spare time, she enjoyed doing word searches and watching game shows. Colleen also enjoyed collecting bells and angels.

Colleen treasured spending time with her family, which they remember her always waving at the door as they drove away. In earlier years, she especially enjoyed getting together with her mother and sister.

Colleen is survived by her husband of 67 years, James C. Vaccarini, of New Castle; her 4 children, Linda Candler (Harry) of Middletown, John Vaccarini of New Castle, James Vaccarini (Beth) of Middletown, and Dawn Transue of New Castle. She was a loving grandmother to 10 grandchildren, Kelly, Cortney, Staci, Kyle, Emily, Robert, Andrew, Carla, Melanie and Joey and 10 great grandchildren, Ricky, Allie, Johnny, Madisyn, Mollie, Phoebe, Isabella, Daymeir, Nylah, Julien, Mallory, Kallie and 1 on the way in May. She was preceded in death by 1 granddaughter, Katie Miller, on September 17, 2015.

We will all hold special memories in our heart until we meet again. Her unconditional love, acceptance and kind, welcoming nature will be missed greatly.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 20 from 11 AM to 12:30PM at Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808, where a Celebration of Colleen’s Life will begin at 12:30 PM. Interment will follow at Delaware Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Bear




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  • Added: 14 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161007582
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Colleen Peggy Cooper Vaccarini (8 Sep 1930–9 Apr 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161007582, citing Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Catherine1121 (contributor 47509595) .