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Dorothy T. Radecke

Died: 4/20/2011

Mrs. Dorothy T. Radecke, age 91, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011.

A native Delawarean, Mrs. Radecke was born in Wilmington on June 26, 1919, daughter of the late James Verderamo, Sr. and Dorothy Columbo Verderamo. She was a talented homemaker and had also worked in retail sales at the former Kennards Department Store in Wilmington, where she retired.

Mrs. Radecke was a longtime member of Saint Elizabeth R.C. Church and the Claymore Senior Center, both in Wilmington.

She is survived by her son, Ken Radecke and his wife, Jen, of Townsend; grandchildren, Matthew Radecke, Samantha Radecke, Arielle Radecke, and Max Levenberg; great grandchildren, Lillyanna Radecke, Zoe Boulware, and Alexus Radecke. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Frances Verderamo, Marie Benicky, Ralph Verderamo, and James Verderamo, Jr.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Gilpin Hall and Delaware Hospice for the special care given to Dorothy.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am on Tuesday, April 26th, at St. Elizabeth R.C. Church, Cedar and Clayton Streets, Wilmington, where visitation will begin at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth R.C. Church, 809 S. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19805; or to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.

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

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