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Arlene M. Rees

Died: 3/25/2011

Mrs. Arlene M. Rees, age 85, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2011, at Christiana Hospital.

Mrs. Rees was born in Williamsport, PA, on October 18, 1925, daughter of the late Pasquale and Carrie (Ramsome) Dorazio. She was employed in food service for many years, working as the deli manager for the former Thriftway. She greatly enjoyed an active life, and, even after her retirement, continued working at the former New Castle Deli for 10 years until she was 80.

A devout Catholic throughout her life, she was a longtime member of Holy Spirit parish and the BVM Sodality. She was a talented homemaker, as well, and delighted more than anything else in spending time with her beloved family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund R. Rees, Sr., and sons, Philip H. Rees and Edmund R. Rees, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Pasqualine C. Pat Robison (Donald) of New Castle, DE; sister, Annette Marzili of Little River, SC; 5 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Wednesday, March 30th, at Holy Spirit R.C. Church, 12 Winder Road, Garfield Park, New Castle, DE, 19720, where visitation will begin at 9:30 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Rees may be made to Holy Spirit R.C. Church at the address above.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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