Joanne Marie Marley
August 24, 1953 – July 5, 2018
Joanne Marie Marley, age 64, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 5, 2018.
Born in Philadelphia, PA on August 24, 1953, she was a daughter of the late John and Dorothy (Solly) Gallagher. Joanne dedicated her career with Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children as a release of information specialist, retiring in 2014.
An avid Philadelphia fan, you could always find Joanne cheering on her beloved Eagles and Phillies, with a house full of family and friends. Joanne enjoyed traveling with her husband and sisters and was grateful for summer days spent at the Jersey Shore. Joanne was a devoted mother and a cherished Mom Mom to her grandchildren, who she adored.
In addition to her parents, Joanne was preceded in death by her siblings, Jack Gallagher, Ginny Bittle, Claire Mullan and Neil Gallagher. She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Robert J. Marley, Sr.; children, Robert J. Marley, Jr. (Alaina) of Bear, Brenda O’Connor (Michael) of Chesapeake City, MD, Jessica Pelletier (Bill) of Elkton, MD, Brian Marley (Suzy) of Bear and Joshua Marley (Josie) of Philadelphia; grandchildren, Myles, Madalyn, Kaelyn, Tristin, Tegan, Justin, Kasey, Max and Kai; and many loving nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. A Mass of Christian celebration will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at St. Margaret of Scotland R.C. Church, 2431 Frazer Road, Newark, DE . Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joanne’s name to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.