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“I am so sorry to hear of your passing. I remember the times coming over your house with Vicky. You always have a big smiles for me and that...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Diane Morrison - Wilmington, DE

“Vic, I am deeply sorry about your Mom's passing. I'll always remember Mrs. C from the good ole' days, and her wonderful laugh. I hope the many...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy (Tabasko) Everett - Bear, DE

“My memories of Mrs. C are of her loud and contagious laugh. She always welcomed all of Vicky's friends in her home. Loved going to her Mary Kay...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Kimberlee Hawkins Thompson Newark

“Our biggest cheerleader at softball games since I was 18... Always there cheering us on.. Cheers to a great life lived. Glad she is at peace. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Eileen Starr - Newark, DE

“I have never forgotten all the fun times I had with you when vicki and I used to hang out at your house when we were in high school and have...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Helen Hopper

“Momma C you will always be remembered. You were always there for all of your wayward Band children. Vic stay strong, you know that she will always be...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Katrina Jones - Knoxville, TN

this is mike mays “hey vicky,im sorry for your moms passing. She was like a second mother too me, maybe its a sign on your moms passing on my birthday, i dont know, but...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: michael mays - stanton, DE

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8 of 14 | Posted by: michael mays - stanton, DE

“Vicki & Dale,I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of your mom from all those softball games we played in the Women's Rec League. ...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy Nagle - Fair Hill, MD

“Vickie, Sabina Colalillo Giletti was my maternal grandmother. I know that Sabina and her daughters (Esther being my mother) were cousins perhaps 2...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Patty Di Benedetto Werkheiser - DE

“Vicki, I have many wonderful memories of your mom. Most memorable, of course, being our trips to Sunset Park in the orange Rabbit to see Conway...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Jacque (Hagerty) Wilson - Newark, DE

“I will never forget the time we all went to Nationals together with Chip and Dale. She was such a funny lady. I will keep you all in my thoughts...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Janice Thompson - Millsboro, DE

“Cecilia had given me many great childhood memories. I always remember her as such a Diva but yet she was a special kind of Diva. Cecilia was not...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Marcine Bone - Newark, DE

“You are finally resting in peace now... you are with dad & others... look over me as i look up to you & you will always be on my mind... love you! vic ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: vicki hackney - ft pierce, FL


Cecilia Ann Hackney Colalillo, AKA Mommy Dearest and Mrs. C., 71, a resident at Emily Bissell, passed away at Christiana Hospital June 4, 2013.
A graduate of Caesar Rodney High School, she worked in sales at Avon and was a top seller in the '80s. She was a member of the Christiana High School Band Front and a Band Boosters Chaperone and a women's rec softball cheerleader. Cecilia was a member of Holy Family Church and the Holy Angels Rosary Club. She loved Conway Twitty, Fleetwood Mac and Tina Turner, the TV show Dallas and eating popcorn. She was a Dallas Cowboys and Jeff Gordon fan.
She is survived by two daughters, Victoria L. Hackney of FL, and Elizabeth Dale A. Colalillo Moodie of DE and a grandson Conner Moodie; 2 stepdaughters, Carol Doyle of NJ and Margaret Turner of VA, a foster daughter Elizabeth Bergmann Pinter of IA; a sister Linda Boulden of DE; an aunt Anna Yurek of DE and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Colalillo and her mother and father, Stephania and Lindale Loper.