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Delsie E. Brookens

Died: 3/21/2011

Delsie E. Brookens, age 73, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2011, at Christiana Hospital.

A native Delawarean, Mrs. Brookens was born in Wilmington on July 27, 1937, daughter of the late Merrill H. Gooden and Mary R. Amoroso Gooden. She made her career as a professional administrator, working as the office manager for D & S Warehousing in Newark for over 30 years until her retirement. She was a talented homemaker, as well, and devoted her life to caring for her beloved family.

Mrs. Brookens was a longtime member of Holy Family parish. She greatly enjoyed traveling and scrapbooking in her leisure time.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David I. Brookens, Sr., and son, Merrill A. Brookens. She is survived by her children, The Rev. Elizabeth R. Brookens-Sturman of Brambleton, VA, David I. Brookens, Jr. of Chesapeake City, MD, Judi L. McKelvey of Middletown, Joni L. Weglein of Canterbury, CT, and Patricia A. Wilson of Newark; sisters, Julia Bolton of Williamstown, MA, and Joan Mayer of Hagerstown, MD; 13 grandchildren; a great granddaughter; and her dear friend and traveling buddy, Edna Amoroso.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12 noon on Friday, March 25th, at Holy Family R.C. Church, E. Chestnut Hill and Gender Roads, Newark, where visitation will be held from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Entombment will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.

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

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