On September 5, 2018, our angelic mother went home to the Lord peacefully, surround by her loving family at the age of 83.

Born at home in Crum Lynne, Dee was the third oldest of 12 Greto children. Her family later moved to Eddystone, where they resided happily for many years. Dee was a proud 1953 graduate of Notre Dame Catholic HS. She married the love of her life, John Roman Hernick, in 1956 and they were blissfully married for 46 years. Together, they raised their family in Prospect Park before they retired and moved to Chadds Ford. Throughout her life, Dee held many jobs, including Secretary to the President of Widener University, for nearly 20 years, retiring in 1987.

She lived a full, happy life and was a constant example of faith, love, and hope. Dee was most proud of her adoring husband, her 5 children, 15 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. She was truly a blessing to all fortunate to know her in any way.

She is predeceased by her life-long love, her parents, Mary (Pellegrino) and Anthony Greto, and her brother, Joseph Greto. Dee is survived by her 10 siblings; children, Ann (Donald) Opdenaker, Susan (John) Busch, John (Erin) Hernick, Mark (Trish) Hernick, and Diane (Jeff) Harris, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

We are deeply grateful for the support of our family and friends and for all who lovingly cared for her. We hope the warmth and joy she brought into your lives will stay with you forever as you fondly remember our precious mother.

All are welcome to a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated on Friday, September 14th, starting at 12 Noon, at Saint Cornelius Roman Catholic Church, 160 Ridge Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317. Burial will be held privately.

In memory of Dee, the family suggests donations, in her name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ( or the Alzheimer's Association (

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