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Obituaries

Angela M. Matt, age 54, of Newark, DE passed away on February 10, 2019. Born in West Chester, PA, Angela was the daughter of Ruth (Burke) and Francis R. DiBenedetto. She was a 1982 graduate of St. Mark’s High School and attended Goldey Beacom College. Angela worked as an administrative assistant for six years at DuPont prior to marriage.
Peter James Gallagher, Jr., age 81, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019.
Ralph N. Cicconi, age 77, passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital after a brief illness, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.
Willard "Bill" N. Deputy, Jr., age 91, of Newport, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on February 11, 2019. Born in Milford, Bill was the son of the late Willard N. Deputy, Sr. and Mildred (Saunders).  In addition to his parents, Willard was predeceased by his son, Thomas C. Deputy, and four siblings, Mary Ellen Whitlock, Richard Deputy, Laurabelle Hubbs and Lois M.
Mary Colleen McNamara “Colleen” , age 59, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at her residence on Sunday, February 10, 2019. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Colleen was the daughter of the late John D. and Patricia J. (Tresnan) McNamara.  She was a graduate of St. Brendan Grade and High Schools.  She was a self-employed financial advisor and a member of the Lay Spirituality in New York.  In addition to her parents, Colleen was predeceased by her sister-in-law, Julie A. McNamara.
James F. Bradley, age 66, of Wilmington, DE passed away on February 10, 2019. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Mary A. (McGonigle) and John C. Bradley. He was a 1971 graduate of the Salesianum School and a 1975 graduate of the University of Delaware. While at Sallies, he found a love for musical plays, both observing and participating in those productions.
Robert H. Rossell, age 75, of Hockessin, DE passed away on February 4th, 2019 at Wilmington hospital. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Miriam (Kershaw) and Joseph Rossell. He attended William Penn High School and went on to spend over 40 years working as a pipe fitter for the Local 74. Robert was an avid football fan and longtime supporter of the Dallas Cowboys.
Geraldine O’Neill McLaughlin “Mom-Mom”, 86 of Bear, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, February 4, 2019 surrounded by her family.
Harwinton and Newark— Viola Molitor a long-time resident of Harwinton, CT went to be with the Lord on Sunday the 27th of January.  She passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter in Newark, DE surrounded by her family.
Norman E. Johnsen Sr., 87, of Wilmington passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Compassionate Care Hospice.
Alex K. Dombrowski “Big Al,” 49, of Wilmington, has passed away suddenly.
Alexander “Alex” J. Krajewski, age 68, of Smyrna, DE passed away on January 30, 2019. Born in Wilmington, Alex was the son of the late Sophie (Tomczak) and Henry Krajewski. He was an infantryman in the U.S. Army who served in Vietnam with the 1st Cavalry Division-“Garry Owen”, 2nd of the 8th Cavalry.
Aileen G. Kremer, 90 of Hockessin, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2019 at her home.
Margaret Milano “Moggy”, age 96, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Compassionate Care Hospice surrounded by her family.
A beloved wife, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, niece, and friend, Jamie Renee Coleman Stevens, age 41, gained her heavenly wings on January 25, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. Born on December 16, 1977 to James “J.D.” and Sharon Coleman of Hartly, Delaware, she graduated from Dover High School in 1995 and earned her AS and BA in Graphic Design at Wilmington University.
Thomas A. Campbell, age 77, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at Compassionate Care Hospice on Thursday, January 24, 2019.
Robert F. Donohue, age 88, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Friday January 25, 2019. Born in Ottumwa, IA, he was the son of the late Zilpha (Elder) and Bernard Donohue. Bob served as a sergeant in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He went on to work in sales at Stauffer Chemical and later, as a consultant to Anheuser-Busch.
Dorothy Eagland, 75 of Wilmington, passed at Compassionate Care Hospice on Thursday, January 24, 2019.
Dennis Eugene Houghton, 51 of Wilmington, DE passed away suddenly on January 23,2019. Dennis is preceded in death by his 3 uncles, Paulie, Jimmy, and Jody. Dennis was a father to Samantha, Sarah, Kayla and Matthew. Dennis is also survived by his mother and father Mary Lou and Eugene Houghton, sister Dina Welcher and his grandchildren, Ava, Adam and Austin.
Herbert V. Blackwelder, Sr., age 91, of West Grove, PA, passed away due to complications from a broken heart on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Jennersville Hospital. His beloved wife of nearly 70 years, Mary "Tena" (Davis) Blackwelder, predeceased him in November.

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