Thelma Malchione of Avondale

Thelma Malchione, 83, of Avondale, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Cadia Rehabilitation in Pike Creek, Wilmington. She was the wife of Mario P.  Malchione, with whom she shared 63 years of marriage.

Born in Derry, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Jane Ann Graham Aquilanti.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, taking care of her family, vacations and holidays with her family.

Thelma was a member of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, Avondale. She was also a member of two coffee groups, one at Perkins restaurant, and the other at the Hilton Garden Inn.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Robert Malchione and his wife Kathleen of La Cañada, Calif.; one daughter, Joan Malchione of Avondale; one brother, Louis Aquilanti of Derry; one sister, Helen Malchione  and her husband John of Avondale; seven grandchildren, Lisa, Lori, Karen, Mark, Alexandra, Helena and Elizabeth; two  great-grandchildren, Abigail and William.

She was predeceased by one son, Richard Malchione and one brother, Augustine Aquilanti.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunda, Oct. 28, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street in Kennett Square, and again on Monday morning, Oct. 29, from 10 to 11 a.m., at St. Gabriel of the  Sorrowful Mother Church, 8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41),Avondale. Her Mass of Christian burial will follow. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers,  a contribution may be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center, P O Box 42630, Philadelphia, PA 19161-9900 or to the PKD Foundation, 8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 510, Kansas City, MO 64114-2000.

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