Denise F. Miller

January 24, 1958 - December 5, 2016 Lincoln University, PA | Age 58 Loving Wife, Mother, Sister and Friend

Denise F. Miller, age 58, of Lincoln University, Pennsylvania went to be with the Lord on December 5, 2016 in her home after a long battle with cancer.

Denise was born on January 24, 1958 and grew up in Kennett Square, a daughter of a Kennett Square mushroom grower and her mother who hailed from Naples, Italy.

She graduated from Kennett High School in 1975 and went on to hold many jobs, one of which was her 33 years spent working at Unionville Chadds-Ford School District. In that time, she met and married the love of her life, John Miller, with whom she shared 35 years of happy marriage and two children, Cassandra and Seana.

Denise enjoyed spending time with her family, weaving baskets, music, painting, her faith, the beach and her beloved fur babies. She also enjoyed cooking and baking with her treasured mother-in-law, Katherine.

She is survived by her husband, John Miller, and her daughters Cassandra Neill and her husband Spencer Neill and Seana Miller and her partner, Sean Henry, as well as her sisters Anna D. Cline, Maria D. Hamilton and her husband Warner Hamilton, her brother Louis F. DiBartolomeo Jr

Denise is preceded in death by her mother, Louise Irace DiBartolomeo, her father, Louis DiBartolomeo, her sisters, Delores A. DiBartolomeo, Nancy L. Taylor and Elvera “Vera” Taylor.

We invite you to celebrate her life with us on Monday evening, December 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA and again from 9:00 to 9:45 on Tuesday morning, December 13th at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 300 State Road, West Grove, PA. Her Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square, PA.

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December 12, 2016 6:00-8:00 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA


December 13, 2016 9:00-9:45 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
300 State Road
West Grove, PA

Funeral Mass

December 13, 2016 10:00 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
300 State Road
West Grove, PA


December 13, 2016 Following the Funeral Mass St. Patrick's Cemetery
Route 82
Kennett Square, PA


  1. To the Miller Family.

    I am so sorry for your loss. I did not hear about Denise’s passing in time to come to the service and greet you all in person. May you be comforted by the memories you have of all your times together and that they will sustain you through your time of sadness.

    Blessings and Peace to you. The McNicholas Family

    Kristine McNicholas | December 16, 2016 at 4:51 PM
  2. I will always remember Denise as a wonderful, caring person. She always had kind words of encouragement and a positive perspective on every situation. We will miss her… My deepest condolences to the Miller family.

    Steve Dissinger | December 14, 2016 at 4:57 PM
  3. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. I knew Denise in high school. She was a very special person and I know that she will be missed by all who knew her.

    Ruth Dunfee Taylor | December 12, 2016 at 10:57 PM
  4. John, Cassie and Seana, I am so very sorry for the loss of your wife and Mom. She was truly a kind woman who I am sure will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May she Rest In Peace and painfree in the arms of our Lord.

    Mary Bush | December 12, 2016 at 7:19 PM
  5. Dear John and family,

    Although I didn’t personally know Denise, I have been praying for her and the family. I was friends with Nancy and Vera and know what a bond the sisters always had. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

    Norma Cole

    Norma Cole | December 12, 2016 at 3:11 PM
  6. Along with her deep devotion to God and family, Denise had the rare gift of making each person she encountered feel special. I was privileged to call her my friend for the past 25 years. We shared good times and bad – we laughed, cried, and prayed together. Denise was a constant source of support and comfort to me and holds a special place in my heart forever. I am sad to lose her in life, but grateful to have so many treasured memories of time spent with her.
    Rest In Peace dear friend.

    Donna Kiernan | December 11, 2016 at 12:05 PM
  7. Dear John, Cassie & Seana,
    We were so sorry to hear about your wife and mom’s passing. Although we have lost touch over the years, Denise and I would talk outside your house while our little girls (Seana and Rachel) played after dinner. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.
    Cathy&Lew Esposito

    Cathy Esposito | December 10, 2016 at 8:49 PM
  8. A fierce friend, a devoted mother and wife, Denise will remain in my heart and memories as a most exceptional person.

    Rich Hug | December 9, 2016 at 5:06 PM
  9. Dear John and family,
    It was my pleasure to have known Denise for most of her life, both personally and at UCFSD. Denise always put others before herself and will never be forgotten. She had such a tender and caring heart, it was a pleasure to be with her. Please take some solace that she is with her beloved family and at peace.

    Anne Williams | December 9, 2016 at 1:17 PM
  10. Dear John, Cassie and Seana,
    Words cannot express the pain we all feel for you at this sad time. Denise was a light. She was an exceptional person, who lived with grace, courage and dignity. Her family was her first and most precious priority. She loved deeply and we are all so very blessed to have been able to call her our friend. Now in heaven, she is surrounded by all the love she showed others, while here on earth.

    Kathy Riley | December 9, 2016 at 12:28 PM
  11. Dear John
    Although I didn’t know Denise, her spirit shines forth in her photo and in all the comments from those who knew her well.
    Sending a big hug to you and know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Nancy Bowley | December 9, 2016 at 11:07 AM
  12. Dear John and girls, my heart hurts for you. There are no sufficient words to say but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so blessed to have known Denise.

    Monica Staszesky | December 9, 2016 at 8:30 AM
  13. To the Miller and extended families, I’m so sorry for your loss. Denise was the kindest person and loved her family so much. It is an honor to have known her.

    David Randall | December 9, 2016 at 8:11 AM
  14. Our sincerest condolences to the Miller family. Denise was such a lovely, caring neighbor, who fondly referred to us as her “prayer buddies”. Like any of us who came in contact with Denise, we were blessed to have known her and her family. She will be sorely missed in our neighborhood and in our community.

    Jeff and Caroline Lyons | December 9, 2016 at 8:09 AM
  15. John, Cassie and Seana,

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your wife and mother, she was a great woman and touched many lives. We are thankful for the opportunity to have known her and we will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

    Chuck Carter & family | December 8, 2016 at 10:15 PM
  16. John and family, We are so sorry for your loss. I have so many fun memories from when we worked together at Edlon and could still talk for an hour if we ran in to each other some where. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Gary and Paula Hershey | December 8, 2016 at 7:19 PM
  17. Dear John, Cassie, & Seana,
    Tom & I would like to express our deep and heartfelt sympathy over the loss of Denise. What a considerate and kindhearted person she was. Please find comfort in Her memories and know that our love and support are always here for you.
    Josie & Tom O’Neill

    Josie & Tom O'Neill | December 8, 2016 at 6:37 PM
  18. To the Miller Family-My deepest sympathy for your loss. Denise was a lovely, kind, compassionate, intelligent and wonderfully humored individual and she will remain in the hearts of many. Patti Baxter

    Patti Baxter | December 8, 2016 at 3:11 PM
  19. To the Miller Family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I worked with Denise at UCFSD for many years. She was the kindest person and very caring. I can say, without a doubt, that she loved her family more than anything else. Remember the happy times and know that Denise will be watching over you.

    Dot Shaw

    Dot Shaw | December 8, 2016 at 2:43 PM
  20. John and family,
    Denise was such a sweetheart and she will be missed. My condolences to you all.

    Denise Stengel | December 8, 2016 at 11:01 AM
  21. Dear John and Family, Please accept my most sincere condolences on the loss of Denise. After reading all of the notes here, you were very lucky to have had her in your life, and I am sure she felt the same.

    Pat McGlinchey (Longwood Gardens) | December 8, 2016 at 10:55 AM
  22. Although I wasn’t in contact with Denise during the past several years, I DO have many happy memories of working with her during my 12 years on the UCF School Board.Efficient, friendly, quiet, a complete professional…that was Denise.
    Kammy Franz

    Kammy Franz | December 8, 2016 at 10:47 AM
  23. So sorry to hear of the passing of Denise. She was always so friendly and loved to talk about family whenever I would come over to the district office!! I know she will be dearly missed by many.

    Bruce Vosburgh | December 8, 2016 at 9:38 AM
  24. Dear Miller Family,
    Denis and I are so sorry to hear about the death of your precious Denise. She was certainly a bright light in the UHS family. Her smile and graciousness shed warmth wherever she went. May God bless your family. Rest in peace Denise; you are loved.

    Eileen Byrne | December 8, 2016 at 8:53 AM
  25. To Seana, John, and the entire family, my condolences to you all. May the comfort of memories help you during this difficult time of grief.

    Judy Schmidt | December 8, 2016 at 8:51 AM
  26. Denise was the first person I met as a new employee at UCFSD 23 years ago. She was always caring and kind. I will miss her presence here.

    Julie Hawkes | December 8, 2016 at 8:39 AM
  27. My condolences to you Anna, and to your family. Another great woman. My Mom, Ida, wishes to send her condolences, as well. Prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. Love to all. xoxoxo Toni

    Antoinette DiNorscia | December 8, 2016 at 8:01 AM
  28. So very sorry for the loss of such a great person. She will be dearly missed.

    Eleanor Ianni Boyd | December 8, 2016 at 7:55 AM
  29. I will always remember Denise as a fun-loving, passionate, caring, brave woman. There are no words sufficient to express the loss to you, the family, and to the wider community.

    Carolyn Houghton | December 8, 2016 at 7:50 AM
  30. Dear John, Cassie and Seana,
    My heart is broken for you. I know that Denise was a woman of strong Faith, and I pray that will be your comfort, knowing where she is. That is what got the boys and I through our loss. Cherish all of the wonderful memories you have with her. She was such a sweet and loving person. We will be praying for you.
    Love, Susan, Eddie and Harry Burkhart

    Susan Burkhart | December 8, 2016 at 7:48 AM
  31. God speed to you, Denise. You were always a bright light of a person to whoever you knew. I am blessed to have known you and thankful for your friendship. Many prayers for you and your family. I hope time will heal all of your hearts over the loss of this lovely lady.

    Scott Litzenberg | December 8, 2016 at 7:36 AM
  32. I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was a very nice person. Prayers to your family
    Sandy Kreps

    Sandy Kreps | December 8, 2016 at 7:25 AM
  33. John,

    Very sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times.

    Shawn Kister | December 8, 2016 at 6:50 AM
  34. My prayers are for God to comfort you at this time of great loss.
    Joanne Sheriff

    Joanne Sheriff | December 8, 2016 at 6:30 AM
  35. John,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You have a beautiful family and I know your true love will be missed every day. May she rest in peace. And may peace be with you and your girls.
    take good care, Sandy Reber

    Sandy Reber | December 7, 2016 at 11:49 PM
  36. To the Miller Family, our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Denise was a amazing and kind person. She was loved and admired by many. It was truly an honor to have worked with her over the years. I for one will miss that kind and friendly spirit. Rest In Peace Denise.

    Holly M Hopkins and Family | December 7, 2016 at 11:04 PM
  37. To the Miller family my thoughts and prayers with you all. blessed to have met Denise and still work with two of her amazing family members.
    Matt A.

    Matt A | December 7, 2016 at 10:34 PM
  38. So sorry for your loss.

    Tom Glass | December 7, 2016 at 9:54 PM
  39. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Joe Passante | December 7, 2016 at 7:49 PM
  40. Dear John, Casie & Seana.
    Words can’t express the sadness I feel at the loss of my dear friend. Denise was one of the sweetest, kindest, most sincere people that I ever knew. She showed such tremendous strength & courage during her illness and I want you to know how much I admired her.
    She loved you all so much and I hope that all of the wonderful memories you have help to comfort you during this difficult time.

    Valerie Harlan | December 7, 2016 at 7:23 PM
  41. May you be seated by the right hand side of the father Denise. Peace be with you. My prayers are with the family.

    Tim Donovan | December 7, 2016 at 7:16 PM
  42. I am so very sad to hear about Denise’s passing.. such a loving, caring and considerate woman. She always made me feel so very welcome. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Denise.. watch over your family and keep them all safe. Live to all..
    Kathy and Michael Kosakowski

    Kathy Kosakowski | December 7, 2016 at 7:09 PM
  43. John , Cassie and Seana,
    So Sorry for your loss. Denise was a Devoted Wife , Mother and Sister. She will be Missed by all who Loved her.
    Jay & I send our Deepest sympathies. You all are in my Prayers and Thoughts at this time of Sorrow.

    Julie Dulski | December 7, 2016 at 6:21 PM
  44. Johnny, Cassie & Seanna I don’t have words that are sufficient. “Heaven must have needed an Angel.” Peace be with you all.

    Maggi Miller-Roach | December 7, 2016 at 6:20 PM
  45. Dear Cassie and family,

    I loved being with you and your mom at our basket weaving classes. She always encouraged me and we laughed a lot. I will miss her. My prayers are with you and your family. May she rest in peace.

    Anne Driscoll | December 7, 2016 at 6:20 PM
  46. John and family, please know that Denise will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Pat Glass Mains | December 7, 2016 at 5:10 PM
  47. John, Cassie, and Seana
    My condolences on the loss of a great woman.

    Ken Homer | December 7, 2016 at 4:56 PM
  48. To all of your family, my heartfelt condolences on the loss of Denise.

    Nancy Costanzo | December 7, 2016 at 3:34 PM

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