Madelyn Nellius Obituary: She Was a 1967 Graduate of Reading High School!

Madelyn Margaret Nellius, 73, of Rehoboth Beach, DE, died at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, DE, on Sunday, February 12, 2023. She was born on June 16, 1949, in West Reading, PA. Her parents, Robert Clifford, and Elizabeth Allen (Lingle) Zilmer, both passed away before she was born.

Madelyn was born and raised in West Reading, PA, and she graduated from Reading High School in 1967. In 1975, she moved from Pennsylvania to Dover, Delaware, in the First State.

In 1999, she moved further south to Rehoboth Beach. She went to Delaware Technical Community College and got a certificate as a veterinary technician. She loved all animals, but cats in particular.

Madelyn retired from the State of Delaware’s Department of Transportation, and she also served on the Delaware State Board of Nursing for Medical Licensure and Discipline, which she was very proud of and found very fulfilling.

Madelyn Nellius Obituary
Madelyn Nellius Obituary

Her faith was an important part of her life, and she was a devout member of the St. Edmond Roman Catholic Church. She was a passionate environmentalist who cared a lot about protecting our world’s resources and wildlife.

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She was lively and full of life, and she loved her family with all of her heart. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Everyone who had the chance to know her will miss her very much.

Madelyn is survived by her son, Vincent Rosato (and his wife, Carlene), of Florida; her daughter, Michelle Orlando, of Shillington, PA; her grandchildren, Angelica, Savannah, Emerson, and Braxton Rosato, Elizabeth, and Christina Orlando; her brother, Richard Zilmer (and his wife, Lori), of Kunkletown, PA; her nephews, Christian and Travis Zilmer, and her nieces, Elizabeth Lesiewicz, and Lyndsey Zilmer

In the spring of 2023, there will be a party to honour Madelyn’s life. Information will be given at a later time. Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE, has been asked to take care of the final arrangements.

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