Campanelli, Mary Jane

(Obituary lovingly written by family)

Mary Jane Wood Campanelli, 84, of North Wilmington, Delaware, was received into heaven on March 2, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was a devoted wife to John E. Campanelli Sr., with whom she shared 64 years of marriage.

Born in Wilmington Delaware, she was the daughter of Robert R. Wood Sr. and Mary Moye Wood.

Mary Jane was a 1956 graduate of Ursuline Academy, and attended Goldey Beacon College. Through the years, she was an active member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington, DE. She also volunteered as a member of the Junior Board at Saint Francis Hospital.

She was a devoted, gentle, loving mother to her children and spent devoted time with her daughter, Julia, at the Mary Campbell Center for 30+ years.

Mary Jane touched countless lives with her gentle, sweet spirit and strong faith. She was a loving, gentle mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

In addition to her husband, Mary Jane is survived by her two sons John E. Campanelli Jr. and Yvonne, and Joseph Campanelli Sr. & Michele, of Hockessin Delaware; 7 grandchildren, Nichole Campanelli , Anthony and Maggie Campanelli, Kristin Campanelli Smith & Matt Smith, Sarah Campanelli, Joseph Campanelli, Jenna Campanelli; and 4 Great Grandchildren, Aubrey, Ava, Jack & Matthew Smith

She was predeceased by her daughter, Julia Anne Campanelli, and her grandson Michael Campanelli.

Mary Jane’s funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (4701 Weldin Road, Wilmington, DE 19803). Public visitation begins at 10, followed by a service at 11.

Interment will be at Lower Brandywine Cemetery in Greenville, Delaware. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mary Campbell Center (4641 Weldin Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803).

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