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Mary A. Waite

Died: 4/18/2010

Mrs. Mary A. Waite, age 78, of Newark, DE, died on Sunday, April 18, 2010. Mrs. Waite was born in Philadelphia, PA, on July 21, 1931, daughter of the late Francis McCarthy and Marie Daly McCarthy. A nurses aide by profession, she was employed in the emergency room of Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia for many years. She later accepted a position at Newark Manor Nursing Home where she worked for 22 years until her retirement. Mrs. Waite was a devout Catholic throughout her life and a longtime member of St. Johns-Holy Angels parish in Newark. She will be fondly remembered as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, who delighted in spending time with and caring for her beloved family. She is survived by her husband of over 55 years, Arthur P. Waite; children, Arthur J. Waite (Ronda E.) of Bear, DE; Marie V. Stidham (David G.) of Newark, DE; and Christina M. Howe (Russell P.) of Wilmington, DE; brother, James McCarthy (Diana) of Phoenixville, PA; sister, Anne Black (William) of Philadelphia, PA; and six grandchildren, Arthur H. Waite, Nathaniel A. Waite, Kyle D. Waite, Sarah L. Stidham, R. Paul Howe, and Katie M. Howe. A visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 am on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Holy Angels R.C. Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE. Interment will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Waite may be made to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810; or to the Alzheimers Association, 240 N. James Street, Ste. 100-A, Wilmington, DE 19804. To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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