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Catherine M. Breeding  

Catherine M. (Pasquino) Breeding

January 10, 1930 – April 6, 2018

Catherine M. (Pasquino) Breeding, age 88, a native of Delaware City, DE, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018, surrounded by her children.

Born in Delaware City, DE on January 10, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Laura (Evans) Pasquino.  Catherine dedicated her career with the State of Delaware starting in 1949 and up to her retirement in 1996.

A friend to the community in Delaware City, Catherine took care of a great many people in the town where she was a long time resident.  Catherine was a true family person and loved spending time with them.  Above all, she will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, sister and dear friend to many.

In addition to her parents, Catherine was preceded in death her husband, Ander Breeding; sons, Joseph and David Breeding; siblings, Joseph, Florence, Rose, Helen, Alfred, Pauline, Paul, Frank and Robert.  She is survived by her children, Rick (Connie), Laura J. Rafine, A. Louise Papier (Richard), Mark A. Breeding (Lita) and Robert T. Breeding (Tammy); sister, Edith; as well as 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren. The family would also like to thank their dear friends as well as Mary June and Joseph Patterson of Delaware City for their love and support.

A gathering for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Delaware City Fire Company, 815 5th Street, Delaware City, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

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  1. Beth, Kendalyn and Mary W., April 7, 2018

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    She was loved by many. Take care

    • Laura Keithley, April 10, 2018

      My heart goes out to everyone who loved and knew my Aunt Catherine. Her heart and hand was always out to those in need of whatever she could give and she gave with love and pride. She is reuniting with her subbings and her creator, I can almost hear them as I speak, happy and rejoicing at the sight of each other. Prayers to her children , you will be missed. God bless, I love you Aunt Catherine

  2. George and Sue Ellen (Nost) Dudlek, April 7, 2018

    Thinking of you and your family, Louise, during this difficult time. Your mom was dearly loved and will be missed. Love you.

  3. Laura Nost-Jones & family, April 7, 2018

    Dear Breeding family, im so sorry for the loss of your mother… she was such a sweet, caring, loving and onery person.. she will be missed by so many, take comfort that she is with the good lord, and will be watching over you all.. she was amazing! God bless you all…

  4. Karen Brooks, April 7, 2018

    My deepest condolences to all of you, I will miss my great aunt Catherine with all my heart she was truly the best great aunt ever. I am sorry I cannot attend the services I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Millie & Ray Roberts, April 7, 2018

    So sorry for your loss, Rick. We are presently in Florida, so we cannot attend services. If we were home, we would certainly be there to lend support. Please know that our prayers are with you, Connie and your entire family.

  6. Bill and Maureen Murphy, April 7, 2018

    I will always fondly remember the years I worked with Catherine at Delaware City School. Our sincerest sympathy to all of her family.

  7. Lulu Sukhabut, April 7, 2018

    Condolences to the Breeding family, specially to my cousin Lita, and Mark.

  8. Verna stamper, April 7, 2018

    We are so sorry for your loss.She was a sweet person.Always gave hugs when she saw you.She will surely be missed.

  9. Tom King, April 7, 2018

    I am sending my sincerest condolences and sympathy to Catherine’s family. May she rest in peace

  10. Lynn Boyer Williams, April 7, 2018

    I’m so sad for your loss. She was such a unique and wonderful woman. I will keep my fond memories of her safely in my heart.

  11. Michelle Jordan, April 7, 2018

    Sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers. Love, The Jordan’s

  12. Mark S. Whitlock, April 7, 2018

    My prayers and thoughts are with your family at this very difficult time.

  13. Karen, April 7, 2018

    Louise, So sorry for the loss of your mother. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Keith Stoffer, April 8, 2018

    I feel your pain. She is in a better place.

  15. Bill Essick, April 8, 2018

    I’m sending my deepest and thoughtful condolences to the Breeding family on such a great loss she was a good friend of my Mother ,I’m sure they will being meeting soon /so sorry for your loss
    Sugarland Texas

  16. Annette Long- Parag, April 8, 2018

    My sincerest condolences and sympathy to the entire family. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so very sorry for your families loss and Catherine will be greatly missed. She was an incredible women and loved by all who knew her.

  17. Donald L. Biddle, April 8, 2018

    Rick, Mark and Family:
    I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your Mother. I hope that your Mother’s memories will comfort you and your Family in this time of sorrow. It’s easy to see from your Mom’s obituary, how she served the town of Delaware City and it’s community. This passion was passed on to her children who continued this act, through community service with the Delaware City Fire Company. I will have you and your Family in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. God Bless!

  18. Cindy Bendler, April 8, 2018

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Catherine was a very special person and will be missed.

  19. Kitt and Charles Neel, April 8, 2018

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  20. Margot Millar, April 9, 2018

    My deepest condolences. Catherine made me feel like family and reminded me of my mom in many ways. I loved her and will miss her dearly. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  21. Catherine Vaughn-Lee, April 9, 2018

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. She was loved by many and will be surely missed. Fly high

  22. Patricia finner, April 9, 2018

    to all Catherine’s childI want to let you know that I’m so sorry for your loss your mom was a wonderful woman made me laugh all the time my kids loved heryou guys are in my prayers love you guys

  23. Kim Fose, April 10, 2018

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Aunt Catherine is what I referred to her as, many fond memories visiting with her with her niece, Laura Keithley…. Aunt Catherine was a beautiful woman inside and out and will be missed by so many. She always made us laugh with her onery ways. Again, I’m so sorry for your loss.

  24. Keith Stoffer, April 11, 2018

    So sorry for your loss

  25. American Discount Auto, April 12, 2018

    Our thoughts & prayers !! From all the gang @ american .

  26. William Chris Cage, April 13, 2018

    Our thoughts an prayers to Mark an the family sorry for the loss of your mother

  27. Judy Cole, April 13, 2018

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Judy and Lee Cole


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