Coco, Esther R.

Esther R. Coco, 93, of Wilmington, DE passed away surrounded by her loving family on March 18, 2019.

Esther spent her working years in retail, most of those years with Strawbridge & Clothier at the Merchandise Mart as well as Christiana Mall before retiring. Upon her retirement, Esther and her late husband James Coco were very active in the Newark Senior Center, where they helped in organizing many bus trips. They were active in square dancing and traveled extensively on the East Coast. Esther was also a member of Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church since March of 1974.

Esther was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years James (Jimmy) Coco in 2013 and her son, Thomas James (Jim) Coco in 2016.

She is survived by her niece Bonnie Twilley (Chip), nephew Gordy Day (Sue), nieces Diane Stimeling (Greg) and Debbie Gripp (Dave), daughter in-law Karen Coco, brother in-law Watson Day (Janet) all of Wilmington, and numerous great nieces and great nephews.

The family wishes to acknowledge Jackie Shaner for her companionship, kindness and care shown to Esther and her family during her final weeks.

A visitation will be held on Saturday morning March 23 from 9:30-10:30 followed by a service at 10:30 at McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington 19808. Entombment will follow at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Esthers memory may be made to a charity of your choice. To send messages of condolence visit

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