Cecile Buonocore, age 81, a 37 year resident of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully Saturday February 3, 2018 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
Ceil was born in Dickson City, PA and graduated from Dickson City High School. She attended Marywood College where she graduated with a degree in Nursing. Ceil worked as a registered nurse in the VA Hospital system for many years before becoming a private duty nurse later in her career.
Ceil enjoyed travel, horticulture, and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her son, John III; she is survived by her husband of 55 years, John, Jr., son Todd, Daughter in law Allison, and Grandchildren Paxton & Acadia.
A people oriented person from birth, Ceil found her calling after the loss of her son John 3rd in the Rome airport terrorist attack, December 1985. Her calling was helping people cope with the grief of losing a loved one. Ceil would go on to lead the local chapter of The Compassionate Friends as an experienced grief counselor, eventually serving for several terms on the national Board of Directors for the organization. Ceil received a Jefferson Award for her extensive volunteer service.
She will always live on inside our hearts and be remembered for her selfless and giving nature and offering a big, heartfelt hug.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to The Compassionate Friends Foundation, P.O. Box 3696 Oak Brook, IL. Or online at www.compassionatefriends.org