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“With our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother. May God continue to Bless You and your Sisters & Lou.We will keep you in our Prayers.Love,...Read More »
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“Lynne & Tim and Family... My deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother (Mother-In-Law). Please know that you and your family are in my...Read More »
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“My deep sympathy to the family of my cousin Sara, my other mother, affectionately known as "Mama Sara". The Gallo family were not just my relatives,...Read More »
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“Offering my sincere condolences for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you. ”
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“Aunt Sara meant so much to our family over the years. She gave so much to so many lives she touched and was so good to everyone she knew. We loved...Read More »
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“Steven, Susan, Lynne, & Louie,Sending my deepest sympathies on the loss of cousin Sara. She lived a good long life and family was everything to her....Read More »
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Sara Gallo DeCecchis, age 89, of Wilmington, DE, peacefully passed away on September 10, 2017 in her home surrounded by her children.

Sara was born in 1928 to Louis Gallo and Lucy Albanese in Wilmington. Upon graduating from P.S. DuPont High School, Sara began her career as a teletype operator at the E.I. DuPont de Nemours Company until she chose to stay at home and raise her children. Once her children were raised, she returned to work for 35 years as office manager of the Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, retiring at the age of 83.

Sara was preceded in death by her husband, Orlando F. DeCecchis; her son, James T. DeCecchis; and her brother, William Gallo. She is survived by her son, Steven P. (Linda); daughter, Susan D. Hertsenberg (Dale); daughter, Lynne D. Beadle (Tim); seven grandchildren, Sean P. (Josie) and Scott P. (Cara) DeCecchis; Jamee L. and Matthew C. Hertsenberg, Christopher W., Jessica L. and Marissa A. Beadle; brother, Louis A. Gallo; and one great grandchild, Savannah Brielle DeCecchis.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Thursday September 14, 2017 at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 7 Sharpley Road, Wilmington. Friends and family may visit on Thursday morning from 9:15 to 10:30 am at the Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Interment will follow Mass at St. Joseph on the Brandywine.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Jeanne Jugan House, Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE 19713