Bryse Ayn Ciallella

November 23, 1985 - May 6, 2020 Kennett Square, PA | Age 34

The world is off-kilter. We know why. Bryse Ayn, one of those upon whom we relied to keep everything aligned is no longer with us. We hang our heads in overwhelming grief to announce that our talented and beautiful Bryse Ayn has departed this world.

In the midst of this difficult time when many have lost loved ones, we, Bryse Ayn’s family, would be remiss if we did not remember her to the world. Those who knew Bryse Ayn best know how deep she ran, deep and warm. We know that the energy and beauty with which she lived her life will live on through the people whose lives she touched, and will bring breath to our lives.

Bryse Ayn is survived by her loving grandmother, Deloria Stranahan; her steadfast and beloved brother, Connor Ciallella and his wife Thaise; and was predeceased by her beloved and devoted sister, Blair Aryn Ciallella, and her beloved and devoted grandfather, Poppy Stranahan. Bryse Ayn is survived by her loving father, Bruce Ciallella; her loving brother, Bruce Ciallella and his wife, Danielle; by her loving stepfather, Ralph De Martino; and by her extended De Martino family, Andrew and Ryan De Martino, Matthew De Martino, and Laura Mylnarski, and Kira and Courtney De Martino; the Stranahan, Boellaard and Meyers families; and her mother, Susan Ciallella, who worshipped the ground she walked on.

Bryse Ayn was recently graduated from New York University, with a Master’s Degree in Journalism.

Burial services will be private at the Longwood Cemetery, 945 E Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA 19348. You are all invited to a memorial service to celebrate Bryse Ayn’s life and to help keep open the door to her life. We will announce the date, time and location of the memorial service as soon as the coronavirus outbreak allows.

In these very difficult times we pray for those who have been lost and for those who are ill.

In lieu of flowers we ask that you join us in making a donation to a frontline organization helping in the fight against the coronavirus.


  1. So very sorry for your loss
    Prayers and hugs to all 🌺

    Sue Weaner | May 25, 2020 at 7:06 PM
  2. Connor & Family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of the the loss of Bryse. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

    Sandy Miller
    Retired Secretary from KHS

    Sandra E. Miller | May 19, 2020 at 7:59 PM
  3. Dear Susan and family…. May the love and prayers of family and friends hold you …comfort and console you. My deepest condolences to all.

    Rosemarie Bellace | May 18, 2020 at 5:22 PM
  4. Susan, so sorry for your unimaginable loss. Thinking of you and your family with loving thoughts and prayers.

    Susan Bryce Whiteside | May 12, 2020 at 3:25 PM
  5. Dear Sue and extended family, My deepest sympathy to you and yours. My heart aches for you to lose another child. I pray God helps you through this very difficult time. Vickie Gillespie

    Vickie Gillespie Pennsvile NJ 08070 | May 12, 2020 at 5:30 AM
  6. Bryse, I will never forget all the fun we had together with the rest of the gang; driving around in the Land Rover, singing our hearts out to our favorite songs. Even though time had passed, and we had lost touch with one another, it doesn’t change a thing. To the entire Ciallella family, my heart pours out and I hope we will be able to gather together at some point in the near future to celebrate Bryse’s life. To Connor, I love you. If you ever need something, or would just like to talk; PLEASE feel free to reach out.

    John Hasson | May 11, 2020 at 11:48 PM
  7. Susan, I can’t begin to imagine the pain of loding a 2nd beautiful daughter. Prayers to you and your family.
    Becky (Schaefer) Dorrell

    REBECCA DORRELL | May 11, 2020 at 3:42 PM
  8. Dear Susan,
    Our condolences to you and your family. May Bryse Ayn rest in peace.
    Dan Reustle and Family

    Dan Reustle | May 10, 2020 at 6:56 PM
  9. Dear Susan: my heart breaks for you. I can not find words to comfort you but you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Marie cioci | May 10, 2020 at 10:49 AM
  10. Dear Sue my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family I’m so very sorry Anne Watt and family

    Anne Watt | May 10, 2020 at 10:35 AM
  11. As my heart breaks at the thought of a world without Bryse, I find comfort only in her being reunited with her beloved sister Blair. To Connor and Susan, my deepest sympathy and thanks for sharing the beautiful soul of Bryse.

    Kristine Kauffman (formerly McCurdy) | May 10, 2020 at 8:59 AM
  12. Dear Sue and family you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Peace and Love of Jesus surround you and comfort you! The Mahoney Family

    Eileen Mahoney | May 9, 2020 at 6:59 PM
  13. Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with your entire family.
    Donna & Hanfy Ibrahim

    Donna Ibrahim | May 9, 2020 at 5:07 PM

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