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Florence Bianco

September 23, 2021

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Florence Bianco, of Harrington, Delaware, passed away peacefully at home, on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at the age of 91. 

She was the daughter of the late August (Gus) and Mae Rosener of Queens, New York.

Florence met the love of her life, Anthony (Buddy) Bianco.  They later married and went on to have seven children; Marie, Drew, Bruce, Scott, Kathleen, Nancy and Jeanne.

Florence’s faith was paramount in her life.  Before moving to Delaware, Florence, Buddy and their seven children lived in Seaford, New York. Because of her unwavering faith, she touched so many lives. Florence and Buddy were beloved members of Maria Regina Parish where she served as an Extraordinary Minister, and Buddy served as a Deacon.  When Buddy and Florence moved to Delaware, Buddy was a Deacon and Florence was an Extraordinary Minister of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Harrington. She was also a member of the Secular Franciscan Order and the Red Hatters.

Florence and Buddy loved to travel, one of their most memorable trips was when they went to Rome, Italy to the Vatican. She loved to garden, and she enjoyed crocheting blankets for everyone, especially to celebrate the birth of her grandchildren.

Florence joins her parents, August (Gus) and Mae, her beloved husband Buddy, and four of her children, Drew Bianco, Scott Bianco, Kathleen Westbay, and Jeanne Bianco in Heaven.  She is survived by her brother, Robert Rosener, her children, Marie Blair, Bruce Bianco, Nancy Bianco, 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on September 29, 2021 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 109 Dixon Street, Harrington, DE.  Visitation will take place from 5-7 p.m. on September,  28, 2021 at Thomas E. Melvin & Son Funeral Home, Harrington, DE.  Interment will immediately follow the Mass at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Dagsboro, DE.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in Florence’s name can be made to EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) Florence’s favorite charity, directly on its website by using the following link: https://www.ewtn.com/missions/love-and-understanding-of-god-1?src=navbtn

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September 28, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Melvin Funeral Home
15522 S. DuPont Hwy
Harrington, DE 19952

Funeral Mass
September 29, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Bernadette Catholic Church
109 Dixon Street
Harrington, DE 19952

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