Corlinda Alfoncina Tarney, of Hockessin, DE, died on Tuesday March 27, 2012.


Corlinda Alfoncina Tarney, of Hockessin, DE, died on Tuesday March 27, 2012.

She was a student at Ursuline and Wilmington High Schools, graduating from the University of Pennsylvania.  

She ran Corlinda’s School of Dance and extended her love of dance to many of the local schools including Ursuline and Tower Hill, as well as teaching movement programs for the disabled.  Corlinda also ran a basket importing business.  She was always volunteering and spent years on the board of Delaware Children’s Theater, Flower Market, Junior League, Friends of Hockessin Library and Friends of Italian Culture.

She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Tarney, daughter, Cori Monarek of Maryland, sons Robert J. E. Tarney of Los Angeles, CA, and Brian S. Tarney of New Orleans, LA; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at the Delaware Children’s Theater, Wilmington, where friends may call from 5 to 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Delaware Children’s Theater, 1014 Delaware Ave., Wilm DE 19806; American Heart Association, 1501 Casho Mill Rd., Suite 1, Newark, DE  19711, or American Diabetes Association, 100 W. 10th St., Suite 1002, Wilm, DE  19801.