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Dorothy A. Walsh  

Dorothy A. Walsh

April 10, 1931 – February 6, 2014

**IMPORTANT WEATHER-RELATED UPDATE – Due to the impending storm, service times have been changed.  Please refer to the information listed below.

Dorothy A. Walsh, age 82, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Thursday, February 6, 2014.

Born in Scranton, PA on April 10, 1931, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Gerald Hennigan and Ethel Halloran Hennigan. She made her career as a cashier and investor of goodwill, working for several companies in the Brookside community until her retirement.

Dorothy’s family was her top priority and she was an exceptional wife, mother and grandmother. Those who knew her were aware that their well-being was at the forefront of Dorothy’s mind. Caring and compassionate, kind and gentle, she made it her mission to let others know how important they were to her. In her leisure time, Dorothy loved doing word search puzzle books. She was an avid Phillies fan and especially enjoyed listening to games on the radio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph C. Walsh, Jr., who passed away in 2012. Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Deborah Ann Tennant of Milton, Kathleen M. Walsh of Newark, Patricia W. Miller and husband David of Elkton, MD and Sharon Lewis of Elkton, MD; and 6 grandchildren, David Miller, Jr., Joseph Miller, Ronald Tennant, Jr., William Tennant, Robert Lewis, Jr., and Kaitlyn Lewis.

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 pm on Friday afternoon, February 14, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where family and friends may call from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm. Interment will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. Tammy Bonsall, February 8, 2014

    may you rest in peace God bless you. Your now at Home watching over the ones you loves, and meeting our Father, Now your life begins, for those you left on earth we patiently wait to see our loved ones as we finish Gods will here on earth. Til we meet again..Tammy Smith

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  2. Christine Henderson, February 8, 2014

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers, god Bless you all.

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  3. Norene mast, February 9, 2014

    Kathy

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you

    Norene

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  4. Pam Hannum, February 9, 2014

    Patty and family,

    I am so sorry. Nothing I could say could help, if I could I would. I love you, and if I can help I would ble glad to do so. God Bless you and your family.

    Your friend,
    Pam Hannum

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  5. Patty and Joe Salvatore, February 11, 2014

    Dear family and friends of Dorothy Walsh,

    We are very sorry to hear Mrs. Walsh has passed. She was a wonderful person that loved her family and always did what ever she could for them. We will always remember her as a kind and gracious lady. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends for their loss.

    Sincerely,

    Patty and Joe Salvatore

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  6. Jerry Hennigan and family, February 11, 2014

    Our sympathy to the Walsh family. May you find comfort knowing that Dorothy rests in eternal peace with Joe and the family members and friends who passed before her.

    Uncle Jerry, cousins Jerry, Linda, and Karen

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    • Shari Lewis, February 19, 2014

      Uncle Jerry,

      Thank you for your comforting words about Mom. She was a great mother and grandmother who always put us first. I know she is with Dad in a better place but we miss them dearly.

      Love,
      The Walsh girls and family,

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  7. Anna Stigler, February 11, 2014

    My thoughts and sympathies are with your family during this difficult time. I hope you find peace and comfort in each other over your loss.

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  8. Frank Ferris, February 13, 2014

    My heartfelt condolences go out to the Walsh daughters and their families with the loss of their mom and grandmother. Dorothy was a very thoughtful and caring person as evidenced in her personable approach and kind treatment to friends and strangers. I recall the traditional Christmas eve celebration at the Walsh home where family gatherings exhibited generosity and a remarkably quiet atmosphere, given the excitement of the season.

    I vividly remember one of my first conversations with Dorothy initiated by my question, “Do you follow the Phillies?” Her face lit up as she discussed the past season and hope for the next. Her loyalty to the Phillies and preference for keeping up with the play-by-play via the radio waves impressed me immediately and remain a highlight memory.

    Especially to Deborah Ann, Ronnie, and Billy as well as Kathy, Patty, Shari and their families, please accept my apologies for not being able to join you for the services, but know that my thoughts are indeed with you.

    I extend prayers for comfort among the remaining family and friends with encouragement for all to stay close and supportive in keeping with the true values Mr. Joe and Mrs. Dorothy left behind.

    Much love,
    Frank

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  9. Penny Hahn and Family, February 13, 2014

    Please accept our condolences. Thoughts and prayers that each day will get a little easier and the memories will help you heal.

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  10. Shari Lewis, February 15, 2014

    Frank,
    I want to thank you for the beautiful letter you wrote. It was very well said and was a great tribute to Mom. My Mother and Father were the backbone of our family and we will stick together to carry on the traditions that they implemented many many years ago. I have peace in knowing that she is with her soulmate of 60 years and that they will be together for eternity. Thank you for your kind words during this very difficult time.

    With Love,

    The Walsh Girls and family.

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