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.