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Anne J. O’Connor

March 17, 1931 - May 20, 2018

Anne J. O’Connor, age 87, of New Castle, DE, passed away at her residence on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

Anne was born on March 17, 1931 in Wilmington, DE.  She graduated from Claymont High School in 1949 and dedicated her career as a crossing guard supervisor in New Castle County.

Passionate about her career, Anne was very instrumental in implementing Safety Town in New Castle County, a camp teaching kids how to be safe.  She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and former member of Wilmington Manor Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.  Above all, she will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Anne is survived by her children, Charles J. O’Connor, Jr. (Judy) of Baltimore, MD, Debra A. Mullens (John) of Newark, DE, Gail R. O’Connor of Bear, DE, Sarah Sally L. Shupe of New Castle, DE, April D. Benton (Kirk) of Middletown, DE and David J. O’Connor of New Castle, DE; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 noon on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anne’s name to the  Food Bank of Delaware, 14 Garfield Way, Newark, DE 19713 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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8 Condolences for Anne J. O’Connor

  • April and Kirk, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • To the entire Oconee family I offer my sincere sympathy in the loss of Anne. I will always remember her teaching me to make gravy from scratch. She was a really nice and loving lady.ay God bless the family in this time of sorrow.

    Debbie Ramsey

  • Steven and I send our heart felt sympathy’s to all. May you find comfort to know she is in the lords hands. Love to all. Felisa & Steve Charles

  • My heartfelt condolences to all of you. Your mom was such a huge part of our family for a long period of time, as was your family. Your loss is a significant one, but your love for your mom will continue on in your memories. As I type this I am smiling thinking of her yelling “Oh Fudge,” when she drove with me the first time I got my driver’s license and I turned in front of a car driving down Airport Road. I have many memories of her that will last me forever. May you find comfort in your memories and in the stories that people will share with you in the coming days, weeks and months.

    May you Rest in Eternal Peace, Mrs. O’Connor.

    Fondly,
    Debbie Wilson

  • To Sally and Family:

    There is no harder heartbreak than losing a parent; your mom is the worst. Treasure those awesome memories and truly know she is at peace. Love to you Sally and your family. God will be awaiting another angel to his kingdom.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I was a new castle county crossing guard for 7 years. And Anne was my supervisor. May she Rest In Peace.

  • So Sorry for your loss. May God bless you with special memories of better times. Thinking of you in prayer.

  • I, too, was a crossing guard, but for 3 years (or was it 6?). with her as a supervisor. I remember when it was time for yearly evaluations she seemed to appreciate and respect that I had lots of questions about things and wanted to do my job right. Her dedication to her job made her a caring and sincere supervisor. I would think of her often.

    May God be your peace and comfort as you cope with your loss.