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Dolores M. (Klapinsky) Potochney
“Mom-Mom”

July 30, 1929 – August 9, 2014

Dolores M. Potochney, age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully with family present on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at home.

Dolores was born in Stockton, PA on July 30, 1929 and was a daughter of the late Walter Klapinsky and Agnes Shroba Klapinsky. Dolores was a longtime member of Holy Family Parish in Newark where she was a member of the Altar Society and Leisure Group. In her younger years, she served as a Cub Scout and Brownie Leader. She was a sports enthusiast who supported her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in dance, baseball, volleyball, soccer, football, and basketball. She enjoyed camping, needlecraft, gardening and travel with her beloved husband, Joe and their children.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Rita Palko. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Joseph; brother Walter Klapinsky (Marie) of Newark; children, Joseph (Elizabeth) of Newark, Dolores “Dee” Mitchell (Patrick) of Wesley Chapel, FL, Robert (Natalie) of Thonotosassa, FL, Michael (Paula) of Newark, and Steven (Kim) of Norwalk, CT; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the caring and compassionate staff of Delaware Hospice for the exceptional care they provided to Dolores during her illness.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am on Thursday morning, August 14, 2014 at Holy Family R.C. Church, E. Chestnut Hill and Gender Roads, Newark, DE, where a viewing for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. Pam Wilson, August 12, 2014

    Mike, Paula, Becca & Michael – my prayers are with you all. You have such good memories to hold on too! God bless!

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  2. Janice fontello, August 12, 2014

    Dear Dee … I saw your Mom’s obituary in the News Journal today & wanted to extend my condolences. Although it’s probably been 45+ years since I last saw your Mom, I still remember her as a very sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family.
    Sincerely,
    Janice (Murphy) Fontello-Erskine

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  3. Tom and Marie Sowa, August 12, 2014

    Our deepest sympathies. We will always remember the fun times we all had: camping, Girl Scout events, shopping at the Dry Goods, and visiting back and forth. She was my first babysitter back in Freeland. Dolores will be missed by all of us.

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  4. The Clancy Family, August 13, 2014

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of Dolores Potochney. We fondly remember our neighbor of 60 years and will miss sharing the latest news about the children and grandchildren as years passed. Dolores will be sadly missed.

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  5. Fr. Michael Angeloni, August 13, 2014

    Dear Joe and family,

    Just wanted to offer my condolences on the death of your wife and mother. I will offer a Mass for her intentions and for your family.
    peace
    fr.mike

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