July 21, 1944 – November 7, 2015
Marianne Matthews, age 71, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at home, while surrounded by her loved ones and friends on Saturday, November 7, 2015.
Marianne was born in Haldelburg, Germany on July 21, 1944. She immigrated to the United States in 1978 and would later gain naturalized citizenship. Marianne was known as a hardworking and industrious individual and managed numerous Stop and Go Delis in the Philadelphia area. She later worked as a data entry operator in the banking industry for many years, first at Beneficial Bank, then at Advanta Bank and most recently for WSFS. Along with her husband Bill, Marianne owned and operated M&B Arts and Crafts. She held a gentle place in her heart for animals of all kinds.
Marianne is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, William C. “Bill” Matthews; daughter, Andrea Judell; son, Lamont Russell; sister-in-law, Leslie Carr; and dear friend and neighbor, Kathleen Urban.
A funeral service will be held at 11:30 am on Tuesday morning, November 17, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marianne’s memory may be made to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.