Joseph F. Day, Jr.
October 29, 1944 – December 28, 2017
Joseph F. Day, Jr., age 73, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
Joe was born in Wilmington, DE on October 29, 1944, and was the son of the late Joseph F. Day, Sr. and Mary (Maxwell) Hansen. Joe was a carpenter by trade for many years. A member of Teamster Local 326, he retired after 30 years with Standard Distributing Company.
As a hot rod enthusiast, Joe enjoyed going to the Ocean City, MD cruise week twice a year with his friends. He adored his dog, Gracie, and above all else he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Joe is survived by his children, Traci L. Prickett (Aaron) of Bear, Joseph F. Day, III (Annette) of New Castle, Penni L.D. Zimmerman (Matthew) of Macon, GA and Andrew H. Day (Kelly) of Bear; former wife of 33 years, Theresa C. Day of Newark; grandchildren, Aaron “AJ” and Corey Prickett, Madeline and Amy Day, Cooper and Kendall Zimmerman, Corynne and Kailyn Shontz and Logan Day; great grandson, Jackson Prickett; sister, Charlotte Grzybowski of Magnolia; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 6 pm until 8 pm. A second visitation will be held the following morning from 10 am until 11 am at the funeral home, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joe’s memory may be made to the SPCA, https://secure.aspca.org/donate or Minquadale Fire Company, PO Box 647, Manor Branch, New Castle, DE 19720.