Theresa Rose Delicce
January 29, 1921 – March 22, 2020
DELICCE, Theresa Rose, age 99, passed away peacefully March 22nd, 2020. She was born on January 29th, 1921 in Giovinazzo, Italy to Angelo and Anna Palmiotto. She came to America at the age of 8 and resided in Bronx, NY with her beloved two sisters and two brothers. For many years Theresa worked at Equitable Life Insurance Company in NYC, NY.
She married and had two children Michael (Linda) Delicce and Mary Ann (Joel) Poccia. Theresa was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her 4 granddaughters: Jennifer, Antoinette, Dina and Carolyn as well as her 9 beautiful great grandchildren. She embraced every moment with them. Her many interests included baking, sewing and gift-giving. She presented each and every gift tied beautifully with bows and ribbons.
She relocated at the age of 72 to Park Ridge, NJ; where she joined their Golden Age Club. Her kindness and delicate manner inspired everyone she met young and old. She was an active member of Our Lady of Mercy Church, never missing a weekend Mass. Her favorite celebration was the annual Family Reunion which included 80+ family members. She was the loving matriarch and found time to greet each and every person who attended.
Theresa gifted her family a legacy of wisdom, compassion and grace including her love of nature. She will forever be celebrated, loved and honored and her outstanding heritage will forever live in our hearts. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made at in Theresa’s memory to the NY Botanical Gardens at NYBG.Org/ join-support/
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Theresa Rose Delicce
April 2, 2020
Theresa was a kind person with a caring heart. She was a matriarch who loved her family and friends with an unrivaled passion. It is difficult to summarize in words the significance of her impact in this world. I think the highest compliment I can share is to borrow a thought I heard in a recent homily. Matthew 5: 13-16 calls all Christians to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. In my life, I can think of only a few people who embodied salt...really flavoring the world with Christian values and preserving God’s ideals everyday and who embodied light...standing as a beacon of love and compassion in a world often filled with darkness. Theresa was one of those people. She was truly salt and light. We should all aspire to the same. Without her here it may seem that the world is a bit more bland and gray, however, she leaves us with a legacy both zestful and bright remembered by those she knew and loved.
We’ll miss you grandma.
- Paul Havercamp
April 2, 2020
For my Beautiful Grandma,
There are too many memories to list here but they are all in my heart and will forever be cherished. I am so blessed and grateful to have had my grandmother my entire life. She was the most kind, thoughtful, caring and compassionate wonderful woman ever. She has given my children and me a lifelong legacy of love, wisdom and family. Her ever present smile and gentle touch always warmed my heart. Hours and hours of happy conversations , visits and celebrations are just one of my many favorite memories. Sharing my three children with her was one of life’s greatest gifts. She brought so much happiness to everyone especially me. I always told her that she is my inspiration which is absolutely true. With her beautiful smile and incredible love of faith and family to know her was to love her. Her guiding light will live on within me. It will shine very brightly through all of her loved ones and into the world. She is one in a million and I will deeply miss her. I will honor my grandma and “enjoy life .” She’s an absolute perfect example of a life well lived. I will always adore my grandmother and I know she will forever watch over me as an angel from the grandstands of heaven xoxo
April 1, 2020
Grandma you were always so special to me. I looked up to you in so many ways. The way you always looked so beautiful you dressed so nice with your scarfs and beautiful jewelry.
The way you wrapped a present with ever perfect bow to the way you cooked and baked. I will miss your sweet voice and how you would always be so happy to hear from the kids and adored them when you saw them. I am honored that Allison will have your name for Confirmation. She will always carry a part of you with her.
I will miss all the stories and great advice you would give.
I loved having you at my house and showing you all the flowers in the spring and summer. You would appreciate everything and everyone in life. You would always find the good in every situation. I only hope one day I could be like you!
You always watched over us and I know for sure you will be watching from above. I will keep our traditions alive and pass them down to Allison and Ryan. I will miss your Palm from Palm Sunday that you would tie for us so pretty with a little flower. Your cookies and homemade manicotti. Your smile and your kisses so sweet.
The laughs and all our Holidays together. You were one of a kind I will cherish our time we had together always.
I love and miss you so much xoxo ❤️❤️
April 1, 2020
Dear Delicce family,
I was blessed to have gotten know Theresa through the Golden Age Social Club of Park Ridge. She was a lovely, kind and generous woman. Her loss was a loss for all of us.
Though there are no words that can make things and easier for you I want you to know how very sorry I am for your loss.
With much sadness,