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Barbara Louise D’Angelo

Died: 8/6/2010

Mrs. Barbara Louise DAngelo, age 87, formerly of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, August 6, 2010, at the Masonic Home of Delaware.

A native Delawarean, Mrs. DAngelo was born in Wilmington on April 7, 1923, daughter of the late Oliver Bensinger and Louise Kenyon Bensinger. She was a talented homemaker throughout her life and greatly enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, and reading. She was especially fond of animals.

Active in a variety of community organizations, Mrs. DAngelo was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #10 and was instrumental in founding Jobs Daughters Chapter #3, both in Newark. She was a member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Fire Company and also served for a time as a volunteer tour guide at the Brandywine Zoo in Wilmington.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Michael DAngelo, and brothers, Kenyon Bensinger and William Bensinger. She is survived by her children, Geraldine L. Melvin (David) of Indianapolis, IN; Frances C. Scott of Ronks, PA; Oliver J. DAngelo (Diane) of Wilmington, DE; Michele A. Giammatteo (James) of Spring, TX; and Michael R. DAngelo of Wilmington, DE; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, August 12, 2010, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday, August 13, 2010, at the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to PAWS for People, P.O. Box 1353, Hockessin, DE 19707 (302/351-5622 /

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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