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Anna Helen (Torba) Worton  

Anna Helen (Torba) Worton

December 29, 1932 –¬†February 27, 2017

Anna Helen (Torba) Worton, age 84, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Monday, February 27, 2017.

Born in Nanticoke, PA on December 29, 1932, Anna was the daughter of the late Anthony and Catherine Anna (Seroka) Torba. In addition to raising her family, she worked as a claims manager for Sears until her retirement.

Strong in her faith, Anna was a longtime parishioner of St. Margaret of Scotland R.C. Church in Newark. She was actively involved in her community and gave of her time as a volunteer with the Hope Dining Room for 16 years. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Anna will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her great granddaughter, Regina Ann LoMonaco. Anna is survived by her husband of 62 years, Joseph G. Worton; children, Daniel Worton (Doreen) of Bear, Joanne Yankovoy (Michael) of Wescosville, PA, John Worton of Bear, Stephen Worton (Jennifer) of Fallson, MD and Joseph Worton, Jr. (Susan) of Bear; 10 grandchildren; and 1 great grandson.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday morning, March 2, 2017 at the St. Margaret of Scotland R.C. Church, 2431 Frazer Road, Newark, DE 19702, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am. Interment will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday afternoon, March 7, 2017 in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19701.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Margaret of Scotland R.C. Church Building Fund at the address listed above.

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  1. John Pritchard, February 27, 2017

    Please ask my father, Walter Leo Pritchard, if he can help me find someone down here with a Heart as Big as Yours! Xoxoxox

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  2. Stephen & Shashee Riordan, February 27, 2017

    Joe, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family during this difficult time.

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  3. Brian & Angela Signorella, February 27, 2017

    Joe our deepest sympathy to you and your family We will keep you and your entire family in our prayers. Sincerely Brian & Angela Signorella. .

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    • Joe Worton, March 5, 2017

      Thank you Brian, that means a lot. God Bless.

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  4. Susan & Steve Brubaker., February 27, 2017

    Anne was the revered BOSS at HOPE. We followed her lead. Anne was our delightful hero. Peace and love.

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  5. Ben and Krystyna Lagoda, February 27, 2017

    We are very saddened to hear of your recent loss. We would like to express our sincere condolences to you Joe and your family. Anne will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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  6. James Shoch, February 27, 2017

    The very definition of a “lady”, Anne was a good and loyal friend for many, many years. Especially kind and uplifting to my wife, Valerie, during her illness Anne and Valerie are together again. Friends forever united in paradise. My heart goes out to Joe and the children and grandchildren. Take solace in the knowledge that she is finally at peace and enjoying her eternal reward.

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    • Joseph Worton, March 6, 2017

      Thank you Jim. It was our good fortune to have you and Val for our friends over the years.

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  7. nadine hughes, February 27, 2017

    Joe\: .. please know i am sending you a big hug….. your love and respect for each other was wonderful to experience and something i will forever strive for.. As tears fill my eyes, thinking of her wonderful love of life and family. I am sure she will make a wonderful angel.. i’m sure God is in need of some real good ones.. maybe I’ll be lucky enough that she’ll be assigned to be my guardian angle. Anna loved her family and i could feel her love over the phone calls we shared. \ Joe .. i am sorry you will be so lonely without your partner. ALL my thoughts are of you and Ann and our times together .. You were both so wonderful to me at a time i needed it… We may have gotten together thru our family ties.. we remember friends due to our love for each other .. HUGE HUG .. Nadine

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  8. Dawna Eriksen, February 28, 2017

    Dear Grandpa, Joe, Susan, Jacob, and Adam,
    Our symathy to you. Thinking of you this week. We think so highly of your family. We will always remember Anna with Grandpa at almost all of the boys’ school events through the years. May you have many happy memories!
    Love,
    Dawna, Doug, Marjie, Seth, and Grandpa Earl

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  9. The Reale Family, February 28, 2017

    We’re so sorry for your loss. We’re sending hugs and prayers. Hang on to the special memories of that special lady. Love, John, Merceda & Amanda

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  10. Stephen Arter, February 28, 2017

    My deepest condolences. She was always a loving and delightful person.

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    • Joe Worton, March 5, 2017

      Thank you Steven, it was so good to see you.

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  11. Suzanne Yankovoy, February 28, 2017

    I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Worton was such a special woman, so full of love and pride for her amazing family. We were all so blessed to have known her. She will be greatly missed by all. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of each other and always remember all the good times you shared together.

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  12. JOAN HOLSTEIN, April 25, 2017

    Joe, My thoughts and prayers go out to you daily. Ann was such a special lady and she always made room for me at any table we shared and that meant a lot to me. She is one unforgettable lady and I smile when I think of her. May the happy memories sustain you. Those angels better be on their best behaviour or they will hear about it!

    love and prayers,

    joanie

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