Dorothy A. Walsh
April 10, 1931 – February 6, 2014
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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.