Johanna E. (Shivone) Cullen
December 8, 1924 – December 16, 2014
Johanna E. (Shivone) Cullen, age 90, of West Chester, PA and formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 16, 2014.
Born in Wilmington, DE on December 8, 1924, Johanna was a daughter of the late Louis Shivone and Johanna E. (Marazzi) Shivone. She was a talented homemaker and loving mother who devoted her life to caring for her family.
Fondly known by all as “the cookie lady,” Johanna adored baking. She delighted in sharing the many delicious treats she created with family and friends and with her fellow residents at the Sacred Heart Village. Johanna was happiest in the company of her loved ones, especially her grandchildren whom she adored.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frederick Baines Cullen, daughters, Linda McClain, Gail Downey and Colleen Morris and 3 brothers, Louis, Francis and Richard Shivone. Johanna is survived by her children, Frederick B. Cullen of PA, Joanne Friedel of DE, Cheryl Vasillo (Joseph M.) of PA and Susan Lloyd of DE; sisters, Elaine Shivone of DE, Laura Wise of PA, Pat Ciccarelli of DE, Thelma Baumback of OR and Anita Brindle of DE; brother, Ralph Shivone of DE; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, December 19, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.