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Louise Cole Buonassisi

Louise Cole Buonassisi passed away peacefully at Stonegates Healthcare on May 2, 2024, while surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Cape May, NJ in 1919, she was the daughter of Amelia K. and William Clover Pancoast. She was predeceased by her first husband Ralph B. Cole Jr. in 1989, and her second husband, Charles Buonassisi in 2009.

Louise was a graduate of Woodbury High School and Marjorie Webster Junior College.

Over the years, Mrs. Buonassisi was actively involved in a number of Wilmington charities. She was the chairman of the West End Neighborhood House, Wilmington Flower Market, Wilmington Heart Ball, and the Wilmington Flower Market Fashion Show. She also served as the chairman of the Christ Church Green Show. She was a member of the Colonial Dames of America and a long-term guide at Winterthur Museum.

Mrs. Buonassisi and her first husband, Ralph Cole, were founding members of the Greenville Country Club. She was also a member of the Wilmington Country Club.

Louise is survived by her loving and devoted daughter, Deborah Cleveland, and son-in-law, James Cleveland. She is also survived by her devoted niece, Daille R. Sharpless, and nephews, Joseph W. Bastian, John P. Bastian, and David F. Bastian. In addition, she is survived by extended members of the Buonassisi family whom she loved dearly.

A memorial service will be held at Christ Church Christiana Hundred in Greenville, DE on May 11, 2024, at 2:00 pm followed by a reception at 3:00 pm in the parish hall. Memorial Contributions may be made to Christ Church Christiana Hundred, the Dumbarton House, or Delaware Hospice.

Funeral Services

A memorial service will be held at Christ Church Christiana Hundred in Greenville, DE on May 11, 2024, at 2:00 pm followed by a reception at 3:00 pm in the parish hall.


    Louis Caputo
    05/05/2024 01:53 pm
    Erica Buonassisi lit a candle and writes,
    My deepest condolences to all of Louise’s family. Continuing to send you all my love and prayers.💗🙏🏼 We (the Buonassisi’s) were blessed to have Grandma Louise join our family, sharing with us her beautiful spirit. She brought my Grandpa Charlie so much joy and love into his life and to ours! I loved Grandma Louise deeply and will miss her every day, but I find peace knowing she is reunited with God, and those who she loved dearly that passed before her. I am eternally grateful for the gifts she shared with us all, which were compassion, kindness, unconditional love, how to giggle, laugh and find joy and positivity in every day. Love you with all my heart Grandma Louise. You will be missed every day, but find comfort that you are our angel now, shining down on us forever. Be at peace my dear one.💜🙏🏼🕊️✨😘
    05/05/2024 02:19 pm
    Peachie writes,
    My condolences and prayers to you and your family...
    05/05/2024 05:28 pm
    Greg Maccord writes,
    My thoughts and prayers are with her family. She was one of the nicest people I have ever met.
    05/06/2024 09:44 am
    Ober Kline writes,
    So many fond memories with such a CLASSIC ❤️. Love you beyond the stars ⭐.
    05/06/2024 01:02 pm
    James Thompson writes,
    Debbie - Your mother and my mother were great friends for more than 75 years. It's sad to realize that they are both gone now. What remarkable individuals they were and what great lives they led. I used to give talks to the residents of Stonegates in what was, when I was in elementary school there, the library. We would have a drink first, then the talks, then dinner with your mother, my mother, Edie Mendolia, Cornelia Cates, Harriet Kimmel, Isabelle Trumianz, and Isabelle McDermott - all elegant ladies who I knew from childhood. What wonderful times those were. You mother was always scintillating. I will miss her, but I will always remember her - and your stylish father. Hope you are well and best wishes. Jamie Thompson 30 Village Court Boothbay, Harbor Maine 04538
    05/08/2024 02:23 pm
    Shyla Beatty writes,
    Deb My deep and sincere condolences to you and your family. May the Holy Spirit comfort your hearts and bring peace to your minds. ❤️
    05/08/2024 10:44 pm
    Heather Phillips lit a candle and writes,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. It was my pleasure and the other staff members of Stonegates to be a part of her life and to be able to take care of her. I’m so sad I will miss her service as I have to work. She will be missed but she had a wonderful life and she had always told the best stories about it. God bless the family sending hugs and prayers.
    05/09/2024 02:01 am

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