Bertha Gallagher Fabiuccci of Hockessin, formerly of Toughkenamon

Bertha Gallagher Fabiuccci, 97, of Hockessin, formerly of Toughkenamon, died Saturday, Oct.10, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Michael Fabiucci, who died in 1997, and with whom she shared 59 years of marriage.

Born in Kennett Square, she was the daughter of the late George G. and Mayme Nelson Gallagher.

She worked as a mushroom packer for Phillips Mushroom Co. for 30 years prior to her retirement.

Bert had a great love for family and life, spending many years at Hollaway Beach. She will be missed by her family and many nieces and nephews.

She leaves many memories to her family, Virginia Forenski (Robert) of Hockessin, with whom she resided and Linda Thompson (Chalmer) of Newark; six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren and a sister-in-law Helen Detter.

She was predeceased by three sisters, Margaret Allaband, Martha Bailey and Virginia Gallagher and one brother, David Detter.

You may visit with her family and friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, 8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41) in Avondale. Her Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 82 in Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers a contribution may be made to St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, P.O. Box 421, Avondale, PA 19311 or to the Avondale Fire Company, 23 Firehouse Way, Avondale, PA 19311

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