Margaret D. Painter
March 4, 1927 – June 24, 2016
Margaret D. Painter, known fondly as “Marge,” age 89, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 24, 2016.
Marge was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 4, 1927, and was the daughter of the late William H. and Margaret (Lange) Painter. She made her career as a chartist for DuPont at the company’s Chestnut Run site, retiring in 1991 after 36 years of service.
Marge was a talented artist and adored animals of all kinds. She was a longtime friend of Bill W. Marge will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her brother, William Martin Painter (Melanie) of Florida; nieces, Jeannette Abi-Rafeh (Ib) and Jill Norburn (Charles); nephew, Carl Painter (Chris); great niece, Katie Norburn; great nephews, William and Charles Norburn and Benjamin Abi-Rafeh; and longtime friend and caregiver, Patricia Olazagasti.
The family wishes to thank the entire staff of Heartland Hospice for the compassionate and loving care they provided.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, July 1, 2016, 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 be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.