Margaret "Margie" Elliott Alonzo, 64, of Avondale died on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del.She was the wife of Peter H. Alonzo Jr., with whom she shared 39 years of marriage.

Born in Joliet, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Gallagher Elliott.

Mrs. Alonzo was an Upper School Academic Secretary at the Upland Country Day School in West Marlborough Township, for 15 years, retiring in 1989.

She was past president of the Kennett Square Jaycee-ettes and a member of the Chester County Historical Society. She enjoyed reading, the gourmet dining group, book club, antiquing, going to Cape May, N.J., and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Christopher P. Alonzo and his wife, Regina, of Kennett Square; one daughter, Meghan Alonzo Friedman and her husband, Gregory, of Baltimore, Md.; three sisters, Jane Coyle of Cincinnati, Ohio, Barbara Fisher of West Chester and Anna Marie Wohlsen of East Granby, Conn.; four grandchildren, David Alonzo, Jayson Alonzo, Riley Friedman and Ashley Friedman.

Her funeral service was Jan. 30 at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, Greenville, Del. Interment was in St. Patrick Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Upland Country Day School, Teacher Development Fund, 420 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348 Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecofuneralhomes.com.

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