Caroline R. Paterniani Cleaver

July 11, 1927 - October 21, 2018 Age 91 Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Great-Aunt

Caroline R. Paterniani Cleaver, age 91 of Wilmington, DE and formerly of Kennett Square, PA, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 21, 2018. She was the wife of the late Alden Burke Cleaver, Sr., with whom she shared nearly 60 years of marriage.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Paterniani and the late Caroline Marturano Paterniani of Wayside Terrace Farms.

Caroline was a loving wife, mother and an amazing homemaker. Caroline attended St. Patrick Catholic Grade School in Kennett Square, PA until eighth grade and was a graduate of Kennett High School Class of 1946.

She was also a member of the Italian American Club and the Sons of Italy, both in Kennett Square, PA.

In her younger years, Caroline spent much of her time roller skating at Merryland Roller Rink and was a competitive skater. Caroline also knew her way around the kitchen and all those who knew her would tell you she was a fantastic cook.

Caroline’s family would like to thank the A Wing staff at Regal Heights Healthcare for the excellent care that was given to her during her time there.

She is survived by her sons, Alden B. Cleaver, Jr. (Judy) and Andrew B. Cleaver (Jessica); her grandchildren, Andrea and Andrew B. Cleaver, Nathan Hall, Elizabeth Hall-Jackson (Mike); her great-granddaughter, Ava Hall; her sister, Eleanor M. Webb; her sister in law, Joy Cleaver; along with many nieces and nephews as well as grandnieces and grandnephews.

Caroline is predeceased by her siblings, Rose, Gaeteno, Felice, Andrew Jr., and Michael.

You are invited to visit with Caroline’s family on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:30AM at Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. Her Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00AM at St. Patrick Church, 212 Meredith St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. Interment will be at St. Patrick Cemetery.

Arrangements by Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home.

Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time.  Please share with us your fond memories of Caroline.



October 25, 2018 9:00 to 10:30AM Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Funeral Mass

October 25, 2018 11:00AM St. Patrick Church
212 Meredith Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


October 25, 2018 Following Mass St. Patrick Cemetery


  1. We are very sorry for your loss. We have great memories of Caroline being a volunteer with the AI DuPont High School Marching Band during Andy’s band years. She always had a smile on her face and loved helping in any way she could. We enjoyed many good times with the band and on band trips. May time and loving memories heal your hearts. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Bob and Hilda Burton | October 23, 2018 at 5:54 PM
  2. We are thinking of you all and so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman. May she Rest in peace.

    Mary Salvucci | October 23, 2018 at 11:25 AM
  3. so sorry to alden and andrew and the rest of the family. may mrs. cleaver rest in peace.

    mandie burns | October 23, 2018 at 7:30 AM
  4. Very sorry for your loss. We have heard only good things about her.

    Gail and Lathrop Mitchel | October 22, 2018 at 8:11 PM
  5. Dear Alden and Judy,
    So sorry for your loss. I am certain she is at peace now and with your dad.
    Please know my thoughts are with you, I’m so sorry I will not be able to be there for you in person as I have an appointment that morning.
    Love you both, Susan

    Susan | October 22, 2018 at 8:03 PM

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