Allison Hope McDonald - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Allison Hope McDonald

September 11, 1968 - June 25, 2023

Allison Hope McDonald, age 54, of New Castle, DE, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 25, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE on September 11, 1968, she was a daughter of Kathryn (Roof) McDonald. Allison attended William Penn High School and Hodgson Vocational Technical High School. She was a massage therapist spending most of her adult years as a homemaker and caregiver. Allison showed genuine interest and care for all people. She was an avid animal lover and had a true love for music of all genres, attending many concerts and shows as a resident of Las Vegas, NV for 10 years. She was a lifelong, diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan!

Allison was a child at heart and a fun aunt to her nieces and nephews. She played a large part in all of their lives especially as small children. She most recently cared for her great nephew and was excited to meet her great niece. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Allison was preceded in death by her faithful companion and rescue pit bull, Misty Blue; and fiancé, Joey Celli. She is survived by her mother, Kathryn McDonald; siblings, Jason McDonald (Stacy) and Jennifer Alexander (Matt Jenkins); stepdaughter, Stephanie Maahs; and beloved nieces and nephews, whom she adored.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 pm until 6 pm on Thursday, July, 13, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a celebration of life will begin at 6 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Allison’s memory to Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE  19804 or online by clicking here.


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  • I already miss you so much my lifelong friend. Fly high with the butterflies and angels. Rest in peace.

  • Allison I love you so much! We’ve been through a lot together and I’m so glad I had you. We had so much fun. I often felt that I was your protector and strength. I regret not staying as close in these older years. I hear your voice. Most of all I miss your smile & laugh. Your free spirit inspires me. Love your big sissy

  • You and your witty, bright and loving nature will be missed wholeheartedly. You sense of humor and laugh, among many other things, was so contagious. Sending all the love and strength to everyone around you.

  • Allison, I really enjoyed all the fun times we got to share together, I will surely miss you….

  • Tracy clearly you friends , My Sincere Condolences on your loss!

  • So sorry to hear of Allison’s passing! May she Rest in Peace and May God send Healing and Strength to her family during this difficult time!

  • Allison, I can’t put into words how much we will miss you! You always made us laugh with your witty humor. We’ve been friends for many years. Wish we could have many more. We love you! 💜💜💜

  • Kathy, so sorry to hear of your daughter’s passing. Thinking of, and praying for, you and your family.

  • So very sad. Allison was everybody’s little sister growing up! Ms.McDonald, Jennifer, Jason and your family are all in my prayers. My sincerest condolences 🙏❤️ Sheri and Family

  • Kathy, Jason and Jennifer,
    So very sorry to hear of the passing of Allison. Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family.

    The Fournier Family

  • Sending my sincerest condolences to the family.

    The memories I shared with Allison will be forever etched in my heart.


  • Kathryn it’s Sherrie I’m sorry about Allison I’m so upset I just found out I have a new phone I will not be able to make the service I’m away I’ll be back next week I’ll stop by the house to see if your there ok contact me please if you can 302-669-5456

  • Allison was good friends with my sister, Marie Puglisi. Allison started coming to our house when she was a teenager. Her visits were always fun. I will always remember her great laugh. To her family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers 🙏 ❤

  • I found out mid shift, i blocked it out to get the day done with. But it still doesn’t feel real. I can’t believe you’re gone. We were just having beers together 3 nights ago. You were the craziest person I’ve ever known, a good kind of crazy. The best kind of crazy. You had a heart of gold and jokes that never ended. You are the reason I’m “rock n roll or nothing baby!!” You sent me to my first Alice Cooper concert even though you lived across the country. Tickets just showed up in the mail. You spent damn near everyday in the hospital with me bringing me whatever i wanted when I got in my accident. You were so selfless it was admirable. I hate the nickname Owie, but rn I’d love to here you say it again. I told you I loved you every time we saw each other, but it still wasn’t enough. The hugs could’ve been tighter. I will miss you like crazy and my future kids will definitely be told countless stories about you. You definitely left an impression on me. I loved you so so much Aunt Ally. I hope you’re rocking up there 🤘🤘💜💜💜.

    “Your Owie”❤️

  • You will forever be in my heart. You brought so much happiness to our family. Christian will never forget his first time driving with you. I try to think you are happy with dad and Misty but it’s not enough some days. I wish I could have one more call, one more laugh, one more hug. You were more than I could ever hope for in a mom. I love you always. Your baby girl, Stephanie

  • My sincere condolences to the entire family. May time heal your sorrow. Love and hugs, Kay

  • Oh Allison I’m broken I had no idea you passed . We found each other after 30 yrs got to talk to you but never saw you again after high school. I missed you & looked for so long and now you’re gone. Thank you for great memories from our time in school you helped me get through some tough times I love you girl I will see you on the other side RIP ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️