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Joanne Lorraine Kwiatkowski  

Joanne Lorraine Kwiatkowski

 January 26, 1951 – December 31, 2013

Joanne Lorraine Kwiatkowski, age 62, of Middletown, DE passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2013.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware on January 26, 1951, Joanne was the daughter of Ray Alvin “Bud” Marion and Anna Mabel Rhoades Marion. She was a devoted homemaker and caretaker to her family.

A creative person by nature, Joanne enjoyed crafts of all kinds, and especially enjoyed sewing. She loved spending time in her pool, where she liked to relax and read. Known affectionately as “Grandma Jo”, she adored spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Joanne will be dearly missed by all who were blessed to know her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bud. Joanne is survived by her beloved husband, W. Robert “Bob” Kwiatkowski; mother, Anna, of Middletown, DE; daughter, Suzanne Hay (Travis) of Middletown, DE; son, Dave Kwiatkowski (Susan) of Middletown, DE; brothers, David Marion (Joyce) of Grand Terrace, CA, Dennis Marion (Nancy) of Fort Collins, CO, and Jeff Marion (Karen) of Newark, DE; 7 grandchildren, Madison, Melanie, Cameron, Sydney, Ethan, Gabby, and Carter; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where friends may call from 11 am until 1 pm. Interment will be private.

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  1. Karen, January 1, 2014

    Joanne you were such a special person. I feel very fortunate to have had you as a part of my life. Growing up across the street from you and building a long lasting relationship with Suzie just made my childhood. I loved coming over (daily) and spending time in your home. I still have the clown that you made me so many years ago. I will cherish that forever. You will be greatly missed. Bob, Suzie, and David, my heart goes out to you all. Know that she is looking down upon all of you and will be with you forever.

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  2. Michelle Dreyer, January 1, 2014

    Joanne was such a light to all who knew her. She will be missed.

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  3. Jozie Rodriguez, January 2, 2014

    I was deeply saddened by the news of Jo’s passing. My heart felt condolences to you and your family.
    You and your family are in our prayers.

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  4. Dolores Baker, January 2, 2014

    I am very sorry for your loss. In the days and years to come precious memories will help ease your sorrow. Jesus said; “Marvel not at this: For the hour is coming in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice; And shall come forth…” (John 5:28-29) My prayers are that Jesus’ promise will comfort you and help you through this difficult time.

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  5. Fran Spinelli, January 2, 2014

    Bob,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of sorrow. We never lose the people we love, even in death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.
    My sincere sympathy,
    Fran Spinelli and Family

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  6. Margaret Flowers, January 2, 2014

    Dear Bob, Suzie and David. My heart aches for your loss and I regret that I will not be able to join you for the memorial service in person. Please know that my thoughts and love are with you.

    With heartfelt condolences,
    Margaret

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  7. Elaine Zak, January 3, 2014

    Bob, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your loss. Please try to take some comfort in the wonderful memories you & your family made throughout the years. Know in your heart, although it is aching, that she is at peace and watching you from Heaven above. You will know and feel her presence with you throughout the coming years. Have faith in the Lord and keep safe.

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  8. Janyce Colmery, January 3, 2014

    My deepest and heartfelt sympathies to you Bob, and you family! Prayers for you all. May you find peace in the wonderful memories that the two of you have made thru- out the years and comfort in the love and caring of family and friends!!! In time you will know that she is now at peace, with no pain and sadness. Joanne will ALWAYS be with you … and she will make sure that you know it! ((((HUGS)))

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  9. Scotty Rees, January 3, 2014

    Marybeth and I send our deepest sympathies for your loss of Joanne, Bob.

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  10. Ken Bartholomew, January 3, 2014

    Bob so sorry to hear about your loss we are unable to attend but our prayers are with you and family. Ken (Bart),Kim and Chloe Bartholomew

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  11. Anthony Noto, January 4, 2014

    Dave,

    I just wanted to send you and your family a note to let you know I am really sorry about your mom’s passing. Will keep you all in my prayers.

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  12. Marty Volk, January 4, 2014

    Bob, sorry for your loss, You and your family are in our prayers. Marty

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  13. Pat Bennett, January 5, 2014

    Deepest sympathy to Bob, Suzie and Dave – thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have such wonderful memories of Joanne and the family. So sorry I can’t be at the service but I will be thinking of you. Joanne is not “gone” – she is your guardian angel looking over all of you, just as she always has and she will let her presence be known. Treasure your memories and know that she is watching over you

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  14. Terry Koston, January 5, 2014

    Bob,

    Let your thoughts of Joanne, remain always fresh in your mind. Those special memories will forever be with you and your family. You will not be alone in your journey ahead and the prayers of everyone who were associated with you and Joanne, will be there to support you.

    Terry & Joanne

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  15. GLD Monsen, January 5, 2014

    Mrs. Kwiatkowski,

    You will be sadly missed by us all. Rest in peace. You are now at home with your Loving Creator. We love you.

    Love,

    The Monsen Family

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  16. Kitty Figliola, January 7, 2014

    Dave,

    Thinking of you and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

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  17. Kendra Earvase, January 7, 2014

    Dear Bob & Family,
    Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Kendra

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  18. Dennis and Nancy, January 7, 2014

    We are so sorry that we cannot attend the service in person but are with all of you in spirit. Joanne’s bubbly personality and loving ways will definitely be missed. Our sympathy is extended to all of the family. Rest in peace, Joanne. With love, Dennis and Nancy

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  19. Robin, January 7, 2014

    Bob, I was shock to hear Joanne gone.Thought she was doing good. I wish didn’t end this way .Great couple yeah you had your up’s & down’s but you stay together that mean something. Hung in there she is not gone Joanne spirt is live. She is watching you,your son & daugther & they kids. Joanne let you know something is not right you will feel her persent.I’m so so sorry this happen to you.

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  20. DIANNE WOODSON, January 7, 2014

    Bob,
    My condolences in the loss of your loved one. I will continue to keep you and your family in prayer.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Dianne

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  21. Corinna Silva, January 8, 2014

    Bob,

    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Corinna Silva

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  22. Carol Oesterbo, January 8, 2014

    Bob & Family – I prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Many memories of Joanne and our NCCP Ladies Auxillary days –Carol

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