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Barbara Grieco Pietropaulo

Barbara Grieco Pietropaulo, age 74, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Thursday, September 15, 2022.

Barbara was born in Wilmington, daughter of the late Michael and Rose Marie Solge Grieco. She attended St. Mary Magdalen School and graduated from Padua Academy in 1966. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Alvernia College and her 2 Masters degrees, first in Counseling from the University of Delaware in 1980 and the second in Business Administration from Widener University in 1990.

In 1971, she started her career with the Children Services for Catholic Charities. She taught at Wilmington College and for Delaware Technical and Community College. She was a member of the Child Placement Review Board for New Castle County.

Barb loved to have parties, especially her famous Christmas breakfast. She enjoyed conversations with everyone and was a good listener. She gave sound advice always being concerned for others. She was an avid Phillies fan. She had a great wit and smile, which will be dearly missed by everyone.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 43 years, John “Jack” Pietropaulo, her daughters; Julie Glockzin and her husband Ted, Marcia Terry and her husband Steve, 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, her siblings; Michael Grieco(Leonida), Christine Deem(Sam), Anthony Grieco(Judy), Anita Grieco, Peg Regan(Bryan), and Joseph Grieco(Kim), 6 nephews, 6 nieces, and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church, 10 Old Church Rd., Greenville, Delaware. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Dreams Inc., P.O. Box 1417, Hockessin, DE 19707.

 

Funeral Services

Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church, 10 Old Church Rd., Greenville, Delaware.

Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

Condolences

    Karen Darling writes,
    Prayers for the family. Karen and Jeffery Darling (Blann)
    09/19/2022 12:09 pm
    Gail Blann lit a candle and writes,
    You will be missed Barb. Fly high with your new wings. Please give our love to everyone in Heaven with you. Hugs to everyone left here who are missing you.
    09/19/2022 12:18 pm
    Leanne Towner writes,
    I sure will miss taking care of Barb. We always had the nicest conversations. She was so appreciative of the help.
    09/19/2022 01:15 pm
    Alicia & Anthony Grieco writes,
    Our sincere condolences to our family in this time of loss, let us celebrate the wonderful memories we have shared with Barb.
    09/19/2022 02:35 pm
    Elise Dannemann lit a candle and writes,
    Deepest condolences to the family for your loss. May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time.
    09/19/2022 08:32 pm
    Deborah Reaves writes,
    To my dear friend, Anita and your entire family, my husband Al and I send our deepest condolences at the passing of your beloved Barb. God, in his wisdom, saw fit to call her home, and now she is enjoying perfect peace and is in the presence of Jesus. May the Lord give you all the grace you will need to bear the pain you are now experiencing. I love you dearly, Anita and will be keeping you and your entire family in my prayers. God be with you. Debby Reaves
    09/19/2022 09:18 pm
    debbie buchler lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Mike, I had no idea Barb was your sister. Years ago, when i was employed as the PAMII advocate officer in delaware, i met her in my travels. A very educated, experienced and compassionate counselor. Am happy i met her and had a few interactions with her. I truly admired her for her compassion towards the patients we shared. I know she will be missed by the mental health community as a caring, loving practitioner. My condolences to you and your family. I know the pain of loss and have you in my prayers.
    09/19/2022 11:35 pm
    Chris Zawycky lit a candle and writes,
    John - So sorry to hear about the passing of your dear Barb. My prayers 🙏 and sincerest condolences go out to you and your family at this difficult time.
    09/20/2022 07:28 am
    .Marie Blest lit a candle and writes,
    Sorry to hear od Barb's passing, condolences to her husband and family.
    09/20/2022 08:55 am
    Perrie and Bob Carrow writes,
    So sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. Bob and I worked with her a number of years and look back fondly on our memories of her. Sincere condolences to Jack and the rest of the family, we know how important family was to her and that she will be greatly missed. Bob & Perrie
    09/20/2022 01:37 pm
    Mary Ellen King writes,
    Dear Peg, We are so sorry to hear of Barb’s death. Please accept our sincere sympathy at this sad time. We will keep you and your whole family in our thoughts and prayers. Mary Ellen & Paul King
    09/20/2022 02:32 pm
    Nancy Albert Halbedl writes,
    Nancy Albert Halbedl - Barbie and I were childhood friends growing up in Fairfax. We use to play together and push our baby sisters and brothers in a stroller around the block in lieu of drying supper dishes. We married and went our separate ways only to reunite at lunch about 6 years ago after I moved back to Delaware from New Jersey. We planned to get together again but couldn’t with the pandemic. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    09/20/2022 04:55 pm
    Nicki lit a candle and writes,
    I'm so sorry that there is one less Grieco in this world. I love you all and you have always treated me like family. I was never afraid of going to see our Lord. It can't get any better than that. 😇😇❤❤
    09/21/2022 07:55 am
    Joyce johnson writes,
    To Peg and family my condolences to you. Barb is at peace. You have lovely memories of the love and time you shared.
    09/22/2022 09:32 am
    Ann Wheeler Bullock lit a candle and writes,
    My cousin (Jane Wheeler Fisher) just called me with the news of Barb's passing and I'm so saddened. I knew Barb, mostly, as a dear friend of my sister, Jackie Wheeler Allen, beginning from their years at St. Mary Magdalen School. Barb was a loving friend, always there when Jackie needed someone to talk to----or party with! From my conversations with Jackie over the many years beginning with St. Mary Magdalen School days, I can attest to the fact that Barb was very gifted at being a friend. And Jackie treasured their friendship. My warmest condolences to the Grieco and Pietropaulo famlies, especially to Jack and their daughters.
    09/22/2022 04:43 pm
    Ann Wheeler Bullock lit a candle and writes,
    My cousin (Jane Wheeler Fisher) just called me with the news of Barb's passing and I'm so saddened. I knew Barb, mostly, as a dear friend of my sister, Jackie Wheeler Allen, beginning from their years at St. Mary Magdalen School. Barb was a loving friend, always there when Jackie needed someone to talk to----or party with! From my conversations with Jackie over the many years beginning with St. Mary Magdalen School days, I can attest to the fact that Barb was very gifted at being a friend. And Jackie treasured their friendship. My warmest condolences to the Grieco and Pietropaulo families, especially to Jack and their daughters.
    09/22/2022 04:45 pm
    Deborah Elaine Cox lit a candle and writes,
    Mrs Grieco, Had it not been for you I would not be the person I am today. I remember that you had all of us girls at your wedding at St Anthonys church. It takes a special person to care as much as you did. Seton Villa was a nice place to live as a child. May you do for the children in HEAVEN as you did here on EARTH. May your family find peace and I am very sure you will be missed. God bless and watch over all of the people you have touched. At the time my name was Debbie Goodson.
    10/03/2022 10:34 am

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