Beatrice R. (Manning) McCloskey
July 12, 1932 – August 28, 2016
Beatrice R. (Manning) McCloskey, known fondly as “Betty,” age 84, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 28, 2016.
Born in Philadelphia, PA on July 12, 1932, Betty was a daughter of the late John and Bridget (Moran) Manning. In addition to caring for her family, she made her career as a secretary at Somerford Place, retiring after many years of dedicated service.
Betty adored traveling with the love of her life and husband of 60 years, Bob. Together the couple enjoyed many trips to Ireland and family vacations to Florida and Disney World. Betty loved visiting the shores of Wildwood each summer and looked forward to fudge tasting on the boardwalk there. In her leisure time, she enjoyed completing crossword puzzles and word searches. A woman of strong faith, Betty was a longtime parishioner of Holy Family Church. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother who was happiest in the company of her beloved family and will be very dearly missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. McCloskey, Jr.; brothers, John, Harry and Robert Manning; and sisters, Madeline Drazga and Florence Fagan. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Charles (Doug), Susan Perrone (Dennis, Sr.) and Maureen McCloskey; sister, Joan Poustus; grandchildren, Jonathan Charles (Elizabeth), Katrina Pruitt (Christopher), Ian Charles, Sean Charles, Dennis Perrone, Jr. (Amanda) and Brandon Perrone; and great grandchildren, Jordan Charles-Pruitt, Savanah Pruitt, Cody Pruitt, Isabelle Charles, Arlee Perrone and Dennis Perrone III.
A committal service will be held at 10 am on Tuesday morning, September 6, 2016, in the Chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE, where interment will follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.