Jean M. Romano
Mrs. Jean M. Romano, age 80, of Bear, DE, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2012.
A native Delawarean, Mrs. Romano was born in Frederica on March 7, 1931, daughter of the late Sylvester H. Gottorf and Margaret L. Boone Gottorf. She was a talented homemaker throughout her life and had also worked as a waitress for five years at the Moose Lodge in New Castle.
Mrs. Romano greatly enjoyed bowling, gardening, flowers, needlepoint, and all types of crafts. She was a wonderful baker and delighted in surprising family and friends with her homemade cakes, pies, and cookies. Active in Women of the Moose Lodge #1418 for over 50 years, she was awarded the degree of First College of Regents. She was also a parishioner of Holy Spirit Church and a member of the church choir.
Her beloved husband, James D. Romano, passed away in 2002. She was also preceded in death by a son, John Hutchinson III. She is survived by her children, Patricia Sechrist (Steven), Richard Hutchinson, and Chris Romano (Marilyn); stepchildren, James Romano (Mary Ann), Wayne Romano (Dottie), Pete Romano, Barry Romano (Nancy), Sheila Barnette (Greg), and Mary Ellen Romano; 8 grandchildren; 23 step grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and many step great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where visitation will begin at 11 am. Entombment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Moose Lodge Endowment Fund, c/o Moose Lodge #1578, 621 S. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720.