Connie Teresa Piscetelli, 73, advocate for women’s jail ministry at First Baptist Church of Wilmington is your source for free news and information in the Wilmington area.

Connie Teresa Piscetelli
Connie Teresa Piscetelli

Connie Teresa Piscetelli, 73, born February 10, 1943, in Brooklyn, N.Y., passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Her life was dedicated to her faith. She used her M.A. in criminal justice to create treatment alternatives to incarceration. She was a deacon at First Baptist Church of Wilmington. She was a full-time volunteer and advocate for the women’s jail ministry, especially to those transitioning into civilian life. In addition, she spent time as a mentor for the underprivileged.

She is survived by her husband, Frank; children, Dan, Kristin, Michelle and Greg Passidomo, Frank Piscetelli and Susie and Tom Bennett; grandchildren, Cesare, Michael, Jackie, Andrew, Megan, Jacqui, Chloe, Kari, Gabrielle, Joseph, Jessica, Mariena and Jonathan; and great-grandchildren, Ava and Thomas.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 20, at First Baptist Church of Wilmington.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Wilmington. Donations will be dedicated to housing for women transitioning from jail into civilian life.

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