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Madeline Pearl (Boger) Pelletier  

Madeline Pearl (Boger) Pelletier
“Boots”

May 28, 1934 – April 11, 2015

Madeline Pearl (Boger) Pelletier, known fondly as “Boots,” age 80, of Newark, DE, and formerly of Bridgeton, NJ and New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Born in Footdale, PA on May 28, 1934, Madeline was a daughter of the late Charles Boger and Josephine (Hennessey) Boger. She was a talented homemaker, who devoted her life to caring for others and in her later years, worked as a certified home health aide.

Madeline was a former member of St. Teresa Church in Bridgeton, NJ and a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church in New Castle for over 20 years. Active in her community, she gave of her time and talents as a volunteer to many different organizations, but was especially active with the American Red Cross. Madeline enjoyed fishing and traveling and loved spending time with her family at the shore. A loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, she will be dearly missed.

In addition to her parents, Madeline was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Boger, Jr. She is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Francis Eugene Pelletier; daughters, Yvonne Crouch (Ronald) of Bridgeton, NJ, Cindy Roames (Glen) of Bridgeton, NJ, Josephine Godwin (Larry) of New Castle, DE, Annette Pierce (Kevin Hodapp) of East Brunswick, NJ and Michelle Rossi (Robert) of New Castle, DE; sisters, Arlene McKay and Kathy Kuack; 12 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Thursday evening, April 16, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am on Friday morning, April 17, 2015, at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720. Interment will follow in Overlook Cemetery, 100 Overlook Drive, Bridgeton, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Madeline’s name may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Church, at the address listed above.

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  1. Suzanne marie pelletier parks, April 13, 2015

    I wish I could be there at this time, but where I missed quite a bit of time from work I will not be able. I am keeping each of of my cousins in my thoughts and prayers. As the same with their children too. I recently went found out in nov. I had kidney cancer they caught in in time. But still go back for rechecks. Then it had thyroid surgery and everything went well even though it was 10 x the size into should be. No cancer and I am much better. As everyone knows the loss of uncle Gerard in Dec 2014 hit me for a loop still hard to believe he’s gone. But never forgotten. Love suzanne glenn and joe.

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    • Yvonne Crouch, April 19, 2015

      Thank you so much, Suzanne. We really appreciate your love & caring. The funeral was Friday & was a beautiful tribute to Mom & her life. Dad is very tired but doing ok. We’re visiting him daily. Love to you & your boys, cousin.Yvonne & the rest of the “Pelletier Girls”

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  2. Linda Rettstatt, April 13, 2015

    I will always remember Boots fondly for the laughter she brought when she came to visit my mom. When I first began writing, she called me and told me she was proud of me and ordered a book. What a sweet, sweet lady who will be sadly missed.

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    • Yvonne Crouch, April 19, 2015

      Thank you so much, Linda. Mom really was proud of you. An author in the family! The priest had read your note & commented on it in his message to us before the viewing started. He made the Mass very personal to her & even named each of us and Kathy in offering comfort during his homily. What a beautiful Mass & then Ron (my husband, a Methodist Minister) did the internment as requested some years ago by Mom & Dad. Dad & all of us are really tired, but doing ok. We’re visiting him daily and he’s doing even more reminiscing than usual. Thank you again, cousin, for your love & caring. Yvonne & the rest of the “Pelletier Girls”

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  3. Tammy McKay-Hughes, April 13, 2015

    Dearest Aunt Boots,
    You provided me and many others fond memories of the shore and your home. It was pure excitement as we approached your house as I knew it was going to be a week of fun times. You and Uncle Francis always welcomed us with open arms and made sure you gave a big hug when we headed home to last until the next visit. My heart is sad because I know the hurt your girls, grandchildren and Uncle Francis feel but I’m happy you are free and back to the Aunt Boots I know and love in the heavens above!

    Will always remember and love you always!
    Tammy

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    • Yvonne Crouch, April 19, 2015

      Thank you so much, Tammy and family. We really appreciate your love & caring. Your flowers are beautiful! I’m enjoying them even as I write to you. Dad loved the hydrangea in it- his favorite to raise wherever they called home. We certainly do have wonderful memories at the shore, their homes, and eve that last reunion we had in PA. The funeral was absolutely beautiful, very much personalized to Mom & our family. Dad (and the rest of us) are tired but doing ok. We are visiting him daily & he’s doing even more wonderful reminiscing than usual. Thank you again, cousin. Lots of love to you & your family from the “Pelletier Girls”

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  4. MaryAnn Snyder, April 13, 2015

    Dear Chris, Tracy, Hannah, Hailey, Hayden & the entire family, I pray God gives you the strenght to get through this time of grief.She as many will always be with you in your heart.She as always will be watching over you.May you find peaceO:-)

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  5. Sal and Karen Buono, April 14, 2015

    Dear Pelletier Family,

    We will treasure our fond memories of Madeline as a member of St. Teresa of Avila Church family so many years ago. We worked side by side on many of the Altar and Rosary Society’s various fundraisers. We were fortunate enough to have Yvonne and Cindy as our babysitters. To Francis, Madeline was a wonderful wife and mother who impacted many lives. God has blessed us to have this beautiful family touch our lives. Madeline is now at peace.

    Our love to all of you.
    Sal and Karen Buono
    Millville, NJ

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    • Yvonne Crouch, April 19, 2015

      Sal & Karen,
      Thank you so much for your wonderful note. It was truly comforting. We are so fortunate to have had such a beautiful example of love, generosity and service to others. Mom was an amazing woman. The funeral mass was just beautiful and personalized. Dad is very tired, but doing ok. We’re visiting daily and reminiscing with his wonderful stories. Thank you again and send our love to your family. The “Pelletier Girls”

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  6. Debbie DeVecchis, April 14, 2015

    Boots,I will treasure all of my memories of you forever. We had quite a few of them through the years. The night you took charge of our situation and tookMommy and I from the hospital in Maryland for a night on the town so she could forget about her procedure the next day will always be my favorite. We had such a fun time. Thank you for being a person full of love, life and generosity from your heart. Heaven gained another beautiful Angel. Prayers and love, Yvonne.

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    • Yvonne Crouch, April 19, 2015

      Debbie,
      Thank you so much for your love, caring, and reminders of your times with Mom. Thanks, too, for being there Thursday night. It meant a lot to me & my family. Thanks ,too, for the FaceTime with Danielle. It was very comforting to see her with her family & dog in the yard enjoying a beautiful evening. Dad is very tired, but doing ok. We’re visiting daily. Give our love to your family.
      Love,
      Yvonne & the rest of the “Pelletier Girls”

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  7. Kimberly Dee, April 14, 2015

    Dear Aunt Boots. I will always remember my summers spent with you. Love going to Oldtown. Was so much fun. And all the caramel mornings with toast. The Caramel from Canada. Was so good, even sent me cans home. My favorite. And swimming in the pool, also lots of rides in the back of the riding mower. What a lifetime of beautiful memories. Now you will go be with Dad, Mom, Grandma, Grandpap and Timmy. And one last thing Auntie don’t let Dad and Timmy catch a bigger fish. I know you can catch the biggest. I have witnessed that. God Bless you my Beautiful Angel. I love you dearly. Love your Niece Kimberly Dee

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    • Yvonne Crouch, April 19, 2015

      Kim, thanks so much for your note of beautiful memories about Mom. They bring comfort & a smile to all of us. She loved you very much. Dad is tired, but doing ok. We are visiting him daily & he’s reminiscing with wonderful stories even more than usual. Thank you again, cousin.
      Love,
      Yvonne & the other “Pelletier Girls”

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  8. Chuck & Lynn Timberman, April 16, 2015

    We are so sorry to read about the passing of your mother. Our deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

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    • Yvonne Crouch, April 19, 2015

      Chuck & Lynn,
      Thank you so much for your condolences. The funeral was a beautiful tribute to our amazing Mom. Dad is tired but doing ok. We are visiting daily & enjoying his wonderful stories as he reminisces. Thank you again.
      Yvonne & the rest of the “Pelletier Girls”

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  9. Nancy Cook Estler, April 20, 2015

    Your mother was a kind and generous woman. It was a privilege to have known her. My thoughts and love are with your family. Nancy

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    • josephine godwin, April 21, 2015

      Thanks so much Nancy for the kind words, she would ask about my “cook” family often and I would share pictures of your grand daughter to her and she would smile! The services where a wonderful tribute to her life and they comforted us very much. Take care and thanks again, love-your sister Jo

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  10. Ginger, April 21, 2015

    I can only say God’s blessings to all of you.

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