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Carolyn Christine Neil  

Carolyn Christine Neil

April 30, 1959 – December 2, 2018

Carolyn Christine Neil, age 59, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

Born in Wilmington, DE on April 30, 1959, she was a daughter of the late George Thomas and Helen (Gutowski) Draper and her mother who raised her, Judith Anne Draper.  Carolyn attended Glasgow High School and Hodgson Vo-Tech, earning her certificate as a Certified Nursing Assistant in 1978. She went to work for Citizens Bank, formerly Mellon Bank on Main Street in Newark as a loan officer.

Carolyn held a special place in her heart for horses and was a former horse coordinator for the Delaware Valley Point to Point.  She enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening, boating and the beach.  In her spare time, she liked crafting and watching sports.  Carolyn’s fondest memories were made with her family at holidays, picnics and gatherings.  She relished in keeping everyone on their toes.

In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her sister, Cynthia Draper.  She is survived by her husband of 40 years, David L. Neil; children, Sarah Anne Neil and Eric David Neil; brothers, Christopher T. Draper (Rhonda), Stephen Scott Draper, Richard L. Trincia, Carl F. Trincia (Linda) and Brian Draper; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and her long hair Chihuahuas, Tiki and Dixie.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 10 am on Friday, December 7, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 10 am.  Interment will follow in Kemblesville U.M. Church Cemetery, 1772 New London Rd, Kemblesville, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Carolyn’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, #205, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  1. Peggy L Neil, December 5, 2018

    Carolyn truly showed me the loving, compassionate and forging nature of Jesus as she went through our lives giving of herself. I thank God every day for the privilege of having her as a member of our family.
    This huge void will only be filled when we see her again in Heaven, till then, all my love, Mom Neil.

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  2. Steve Draper, December 5, 2018

    Carolyn was a truly amazing person who had a heart and soul that can only we as a person, can try to achieve.She was the best sister anyone could ever ask for.She was a wonderful sister,wife,mother and friend to a lot of people.She was met at Heavens gates by Mom,Dad and Cindy.Always remember to carry yourself with the love,heart and soul of this beautiful person.I personally lost a piece of me when she passed away.Forever in my heart,mind and soul you will be.I am devastated by her passing,until we meet again Carolyn,see you in the future.Love Always and forever Carolyn.Keep us in your prayers.Your loving brother Stephen.

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  3. Claire Glenn, December 6, 2018

    Carolyn will stay in my thoughts forever. I am so lucky to have met her and Dave and I cherish my short friendship with her.

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  4. Jane Levan, December 6, 2018

    I just found out today that I lost a great friend. I’m heartbroken and my heart goes out to her husband, daughter and son. I’m so sorry you lost your mom and wife. I pray for you to have comfort during this hard time and know she was a great friend to me over the 24 years we knew each other. I will miss her dearly and I loved her very much.

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  5. Pete Perialas Jr, December 6, 2018

    My heartfelt love and prayers go out to my cousin Carolyn and her wonderful family.

    I grew up with Carolyn and she was always a natural people person with a very big heart even as a teenager. It is clear that she has built a strong and abiding circle of friends and family around her as she married and raised a family.

    The tragedy of her dying too young can only be calmed by taking a moment to see just how much better she left this world because she lived her life so well.

    God will absolutely bless and keep her forever and ever.

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  6. Pete/Carolyn Perialas, December 6, 2018

    We were very close to Carolyn during her growing years. She was a very lovely and thoughtful child and young woman. That followed her through her life as wife, mother, extended family and friends.Her time with her earthly home was much too short. A better angel on earth and now in her heavenly home. She will be missed.

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  7. Barbara& Bill Monaghan, December 7, 2018

    We are so sorry for your loss.

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