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Doreen Taafe-Suttell  

Doreen Taafe-Suttell

October 19, 1950 – February 9, 2018

Doreen Taafe-Suttell, age 67, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Liverpool, England on October 19, 1950, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Ann (Black) Taafe.  Doreen was a legal secretary for Richards, Layton & Finger in Wilmington and retired after 20 years of dedicated service.

With a passion for flower gardening, Doreen’s work was admired by family, friends and neighbors.  She also loved to cheer on her favorite soccer team in her hometown of Liverpool.  Doreen treasured her grandsons more than anything and had many wonderful memories with them.

In addition to her parents, Doreen was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 2 sisters.  She is survived by her daughter, Alexandra Taafe Baird (James) of Tokyo, Japan; brother, William Taafe of Liverpool, England; sisters, Anne McMenamy of Adelaide, South Australia, Bernadette Morrow of Liverpool, England and Patricia Shuman of Avondale, PA; apples of her eye, her grandsons, James and Christopher Baird.

Family and friends may gather from 3 pm until 4 pm on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 4 pm.  Interment will be held privately.

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  1. Anita Garvey, February 10, 2018

    Rest In Peace my friend. You are now with your mother and father. I will miss you!

  2. Rachel Taafe, February 10, 2018

    RIP Aunty Doreen, so many lost years we had but reunited by the power of social media. You will be sorely missed and will miss your lovely comments to us and beautiful smile, your beauty and personality will live on through Alex and the boys xxxx

  3. Teresa Bates, February 10, 2018

    So shocked to hear of the passing of Doreen.. My thoughts and prayers are with Alexandra and all her family. May God give comfort and strength to you all and may Doreen rest in peace ❤️

  4. Bernadette Morrow, February 10, 2018

    Absolutely brokenhearted, taken far too soon. Thoughts and prayers are with Alexandra, James and Boys at this awful time.

    With love to you all Brenda, Ted, Bernadette, Annie and Sally xxxx ❤

  5. veronica robinson, February 10, 2018

    can some one tell me whats happened, im in shock,Alexandra my heart goes out to you, we were meeting up in June we had arranged it. xx

  6. Jason McCann, February 10, 2018

    Auntie Doreen was a wonderful Aunt. She was always a lot of fun. I’m really going to miss her. Rest In Peace Auntie Doreen..Love Jay

  7. Lynne Marchese, February 10, 2018

    Doreen was a close friend for many years. We shared many good times together. I will miss her dearly.

  8. Veronicarobinson, February 11, 2018

    Heartbroken, my lovely friend. Just a few months from meeting up after many years. My condolences to Alexandra and all the family. Lots of lovely memories from when we went out Doreen in our teenage years . Shall miss our chats xxx

  9. Richard Facciolo, February 11, 2018

    So sorry for your family’s loss. Doreen was always a pleasure to work with and so full of life. Smart and quick witted, she always was there when you needed her. She was one of those rare persons who was always true to herself. Each year, I always anticipated and enjoyed her very creative Halloween decorations in October. She will be missed. Richard

  10. Jayne Young, February 11, 2018

    I am saddened and will miss Doreen. I have spent many good times with her. We enjoyed having tea together at my home several time. I have shared many sunny days talking and laying in a friends pool. She was a lovely woman and had a great personality. I feel bad for Alexandra and her family.

  11. Helen kenyon, February 11, 2018

    Goodnight auntie Doreen xx

  12. Bernadette marchese, February 11, 2018

    Alexandra, I am so sorry for your loss. Doreen will be missed very much by us all. We will not forget her. Our little group will not be the same.

  13. Beverly Danish, February 12, 2018

    I am in total shock. I’ve known Doreen for at least 20 years and always enjoyed our conversations. My thoughts and prayers are with Alexandra, James and the boys.

  14. Trudy Apple, February 12, 2018

    I am so sad to hear of Doreen’s passing. Go with God Doreen.
    My condolences to Alexandra and the much loved boys.
    Peace always,

  15. Karena, February 12, 2018

    Rest in peace Doreen knowing that you were an inspiration to others in the way that you lived your life; and although you will be sorely missed, I know that you are now without pain and suffering. Until we meet again….

  16. Carolyn Clark, February 12, 2018

    Oh my dear Doreen, You don’t know how much I will miss you. I always admired your gumption and sense of humor. You were a great inspiration to me and always pointed the way with your sound advice. I am so grateful that you spent the summer with me and my niece. We were just like a family together. I will always remember those months, all the things we did together, and all the long talks we had. Our time together was truly a gift from God, for he knew you would not be with us for long. God bless you always, “Thelma”, for you will be in my prayers always. My heart goes out to your family.

    Your friend,

  17. Michael bates, February 12, 2018

    Dam,Going to miss you .

  18. Linda Lang, February 12, 2018

    May her life always be remembered. She was fun, witty, and hard-working woman who raised a wonderful daughter. I am grateful I got to meet her in Delaware in 2001. My prayers are with your family!

  19. Alberta Marchese, February 12, 2018

    Doreen, our family will miss you dearly.
    Vince and I will keep you in our prayers.
    May you enjoy the heavenly gardens!

    Love Alberta and Vince Marchese

  20. Karen Reason, February 13, 2018

    Doreen was a friend to many. She was hardworking, had a quick wit, was crazy smart, a great baker, a good friend, and she had a great sense of humor. Doreen will be missed. Sincere condolences.

  21. Casey Yetter, February 15, 2018

    I’m so sorry for your lose. I always saw your mom outside gardening when passing by and thought how nice that was.

  22. Claire Love, February 16, 2018

    Alexandra, my sincere condolences. Your mother was such a strong, beautiful person, never afraid to stand up for what she believed in. She was loyal, compassionate, caring, and fun to be around. I loved her energy and resourcefulness. She will be dearly missed. Doreen brought such life to the office – I am sure she is doing the same in heaven. May you rest in peace Doreen.


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