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Maria Domenica (Infante) Minutola

Maria Domenica (Infante) Minutola, age 71, of Hockessin, Delaware went to her eternal rest on Thursday, July 28, 2022 after a courageous nine month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Maria was born in Bagnoli Irpino, Italy on July 30, 1950. Bagnoli Irpino is located in the Campagna region of Italy.  She immigrated to the United States with her family in 1954, where they settled in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania.  Maria attended public elementary school, junior high school, and high school in Boothwyn. She went on to attend Penn State University and graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a focus in Language Arts.

Maria taught foreign languages for over 35 years, beginning at Chichester Junior High School in Boothwyn, then at Sanford School in Hockessin, Delaware, and finally at Salesianum School in Wilmington, Delaware where she taught for over 25 years.

Following her retirement from teaching in 2009, Maria became an active participant in several local organizations, including the Giuseppe Verdi Lodge #2457 of Wilmington and the Legion of Mary at St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Hockessin. She was also a volunteer at Faithful Friends Animal Society in Wilmington, and a longtime member at Longwood Gardens.

Maria is survived by her husband of nearly 49 years, Albert J. Minutola; her two daughters, Renee R. Minutola of Newark, Delaware and Amanda M. Minutola of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania; her sister Enza Klotzbucher of Sea Isle City, New Jersey; as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins located in both the United States and Italy.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Maria’s name to the following two organizations: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804, or Johns Hopkins University, Ralph H. Hruban, M.D., Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 N. Wolfe Street, Carnegie 417, Baltimore, MD 21287.  Donations can be made through John Hopkins Hospital’s secure online giving form:




Funeral Services

Services for Maria will be private. Burial will take place at All Saints Cemetery located on Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington. 


    Mark and Grace Pryslak writes,
    Al and Family, we are so very sorry to hear of Maria’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers 🙏
    08/04/2022 05:51 pm
    Kenneth Murphy lit a candle and writes,
    Porgiamo inoltre le nostre condoglianze ai familiari e parenti. Mémorable are thé many, yet so few , conversations at community meetings, events, voter registrations, and walks in the Ridge where Maria would help with language translations. 🌹
    08/04/2022 06:44 pm
    Richard Coning writes,
    Al and family, sorry for your loss.
    08/05/2022 09:01 am
    Mary Ann Sianni writes,
    Al, Renee, and Amanda, I am very sorry to learn of Maria's passing. We enjoyed our time together at Sallies, and I loved hearing stories of the girls. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    08/05/2022 01:06 pm
    Judith Roberson, Eric Roberson lit a candle and writes,
    We both loved talking to Maria about her beautiful flowers whenever we’d see her out for her walks. Too many losses. Prayers.
    08/05/2022 02:08 pm
    Sam & Annamarie Minutola lit a candle and writes,
    Sorry our prayers our with you & your family Cuz Sam & Annamarie
    08/05/2022 02:09 pm
    Kathy and Lou Centrella lit a candle and writes,
    So sorry to hear of Maria's passing. Enjoyed working with her on Ramsey Ridge social committee. Didn’t know of her illness Our thoughts and prayers are with you Al and your family She will always be remembered with great fondness. What a lovely lady
    08/05/2022 03:26 pm
    Linda J. Jenkins lit a candle and writes,
    Dearest Renee and Family, To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3. A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance (Ecclesiastes 3:1-4). Trusting God to bring a time of healing as you mourn the passing of your precious Mother, Maria. With sincere condolences to you and your family. Lovingly, Linda & John
    08/05/2022 09:44 pm
    RoseAnn Michlin Singles writes,
    Al...So sorry to read of Maria's passing. Treasure those 49 years. God bless you & your children/family. RoseAnn Michlin
    08/07/2022 08:45 am
    Henry R Clampitt writes,
    Al and the Minutola Family: We are very sorry to hear that Maria has passed away. Our thoughts are with you ...
    08/07/2022 09:31 am
    Bruce Matthews lit a candle and writes,
    Al - I am so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. I’ll be sure to keep her in my prayers.
    08/07/2022 10:42 am
    Howard Slovin writes,
    Al. Maryann and I are truly sorry to hear this sad news. Marie was always upbeat and we are keeping you and the family in our prayers.
    08/07/2022 11:35 am
    Eileen and Sam Zambeno lit a candle and writes,
    Al, Sam and I are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and the girls.
    08/07/2022 05:19 pm
    Holly Morgan lit a candle and writes,
    Al and Family, I am so very sorry to hear of Maria's passing. She touched so many souls and left an indelible imprint on many of us. Know that you and the girls are in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Holly & Mac
    08/08/2022 10:37 am

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