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Thelma Marie Cardenti  

Thelma Marie Cardenti

January 6, 1943 – September 28, 2018

Thelma Marie Cardenti, age 75, of New Castle, DE went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 28, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Wilmington, DE on January 6, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Thelma M. (Willey) Cardenti, Jr.  Thelma worked as an assembler with Opportunity Center in Wilmington and retired after 47 dedicated years.

She attended the Mancus Foundation in Wilmington for the past 50 years and was a member of the Easter Seals Community Outreach Program.  Thelma was a classic movie buff and an avid Elvis memorabilia collector.  She was a member of Fairwinds Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Thelma was preceded in death by her siblings, Betty Jean Cardenti, Joseph A. Cardenti III and Deborah Walls.  She is survived by sister, Lois Blanchfield of Reno, NV; brother, Michael D. Cardenti (Lori) of Middletown; and nieces and nephews, Michelle Speechley, Melissa Lutes, Monica Weeks, Stephannie Cunningham, Joseph Cardenti IV, Betty Perez, Pamela Story, Michelle Blanchfield, Patricia Salvo and Chris Blanchfield.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Thelma’s niece, Maria Andrews and her husband Tyler for acting as caregivers for the past 4 ½ years.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, October 5, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Thelma’s name to the Easter Seals, 61 Corporate Circle, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  1. Linda and Audie Manglona, October 2, 2018

    May the love and prayers of those who love you carry you through the pain and the sadness. Please accept my deepest condolences, and know that you and family are in my thoughts and prayers. Eternal rest grant unto Thelma, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May they rest in Heavenly Peace.

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  2. Pamela Story, October 2, 2018

    You will forever be missed sweet Aunt Thelma! Your smile brightened the room, and your dancing made me happy to see! I know you are dancing now in Heaven with the Lord and your family there. I love ❤️ you so much!
    Pamela

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  3. Chris Blanchfield, October 5, 2018

    May your forever smile brighten your new forever home. You were and always will be an inspiration Auntie Thelma. Love and peace be with you…

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