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John A. Viverette  

John A. Viverette

September 29, 1930-November 9, 2017

John A. Viverette, age 87, of Hockessin, DE, and formerly of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017.

Born in Baltimore, MD on September 29, 1930, he was the son of the late Jacob John and Margaret (Reaney) Viverette. John attended Baltimore City College, Maryland Institute of Arts and in later years, attended the University of Delaware. He later made his career as a graphics director for Crown Cork and Seal in Baltimore, retiring after 11 years. John was a charter member of the Newark Senior Center.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Joy (Hoffman) Viverette. He is survived by his sons, Jon A. Viverette (Christine) of Edgewood, MD and Christian R. Viverette ( Jennifer) of Mechanicsville, MD; 3 granddaughters and 4 grandsons.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Monday evening, November 13, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 7 pm. Interment will be held at 11 am on Tuesday morning, November 14, 2017, at Parkwood Cemetery, 3310 Taylor Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21234.

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  1. Kellie Kirkpatrick, November 11, 2017

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers going out for you and your family!

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  2. Larry and Peggy McKinnon, November 11, 2017

    It’s just around the corner!

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  3. Don & Jean Nelson, November 11, 2017

    It was good to talk with you, Chris, upon learning of your Dad’s passing. We enjoyed many good times with your Dad and Mother (such as road trips, time shares, and family times at Fenwick Island DE with Grandmom and PopPop Porter.Love, Aunt Jean and Uncle Don

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  4. Ellen and Brian McNeeley, November 12, 2017

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You father was a good man that was very gifted artist. He spoke through his beautiful art work. He is missed in the neighborhood and will be always in our hearts and memories. It so happens we will be away on a mini-vacation this week, but our thoughts and prayers will be with you and yours at this difficult time.

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  5. Don & Jean Nelson, November 12, 2017

    We enjoyed many interesting trips and events with John & Joy. We send our condolences and love to Chris, Jon, and the family on John’s passing.

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  6. Evelyn Chickadel, November 14, 2017

    Heartfelt sympathy to you and your family Chris. My prayers are with you at this difficult time. Rip John.

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  7. Helen Meagher, January 22, 2018

    Christian and Family, I just found out about John’s death. Having not heard from your dad for the last few months, I decided to search for him online. I knew that he was in ill health but I regret I waited too long to contact him. I was friends with your parents for many years and visited your mom while she was in the hospital. Your dad was a great friend of my first husband Vernon Busse. After our divorce, your dad and I only saw each other infrequently but did talk on the phone and reminisce about the old days in Parkville, MD, and the Moose Lodge dances we attended. I remarried in 1972 and had been married for 44 years when my husband Jack passed away in September 2016. (He had been ill for several years but died suddenly.) I do remember you and your brother and your famous dogs, and the great love your dad and mother had for each other. I wish you all much happiness and will keep your dad and mom in my prayers always.

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