Anne Rose Drain - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Anne Rose Drain

July 10, 1925 - May 15, 2016

Anne Rose Drain, age 90, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family, on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Born in Little Ferry, NJ on July 10, 1925, Anne was a daughter of the late Dominic and Rose Verdi. She devoted her life to caring for her family and was a talented homemaker.

A woman of strong faith, Anne possessed a deep sense of spirituality. She was a dedicated and active member of Faith City Family Church where she enjoyed being a greeter for many years. An avid gardener, Anne adored working in her yard and tending to her flowers. She was a nurturing grandmother and great grandmother who lovingly helped to raise many of her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Anne was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James A. Drain, Sr., a daughter, Carol Ann Drain and 11 of her siblings. She is survived by her children, James A. Drain, Jr., Kevin S. Drain, Cynthia S. Richman and Robin L. Smith; sister, Betty “Mary” Vorisek; 15 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and 1 great great granddaughter.

A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Thursday afternoon, May 19, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 1 pm. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Anne’s memory may be made to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.


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  • We’re so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother and recall that she had quite a zest for life. We hope your memories get you through the heartbreak of losing her. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • It is always hard to lose a parent and my heart goes out to you. She was full of personality, that I remember from years ago and she did love her gardening. You will miss her, but she doesn’t have to struggle anymore, and that is hard to see too. Peace, miss Cindy we will see each other soon!

  • We always enjoyed being with Anne. She was a truly inspirational person dedicated to her family. There are not too many people that I know, who at age 85 (I believe) could baby sit for 5 little ones every day, but that was Anne’ s dedication to her family. She always had a smile on her face and always was interested in the well being of my family. She had such a strong belief in God and helping others at her church. Anne set such an excellent example of one of God’s finest, loving, dedicated children. When my Annie became part of the family, Anne was so loving, kind and welcoming . Peace and love to Anne in heaven.

    Roger & Annie

  • Always a bright light, Mrs. Drain seemed younger in spirit than her children. She would come out with sayings that would have us bent over with laughter. As soon as you met her you would have to love her, as my sister Klaudette will concur. Cindy, Samantha & the rest of the Drain family, we offer our sincerest of prayers for your comfort and blessings, and for God to fill the void in your lives with joy and love.

    Kip & Frank, Klaudette, Christian & Mrs. Kline