Beatrice R. (Manning) McCloskey - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Beatrice R. (Manning) McCloskey

Born July 12, 1932

Beatrice R. (Manning) McCloskey, known fondly as “Betty,” age 84, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on July 12, 1932, Betty was a daughter of the late John and Bridget (Moran) Manning. In addition to caring for her family, she made her career as a secretary at Somerford Place, retiring after many years of dedicated service.

Betty adored traveling with the love of her life and husband of 60 years, Bob. Together the couple enjoyed many trips to Ireland and family vacations to Florida and Disney World. Betty loved visiting the shores of Wildwood each summer and looked forward to fudge tasting on the boardwalk there. In her leisure time, she enjoyed completing crossword puzzles and word searches. A woman of strong faith, Betty was a longtime parishioner of Holy Family Church. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother who was happiest in the company of her beloved family and will be very dearly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. McCloskey, Jr.; brothers, John, Harry and Robert Manning; and sisters, Madeline Drazga and Florence Fagan. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Charles (Doug), Susan Perrone (Dennis, Sr.) and Maureen McCloskey; sister, Joan Poustus; grandchildren, Jonathan Charles (Elizabeth), Katrina Pruitt (Christopher), Ian Charles, Sean Charles, Dennis Perrone, Jr. (Amanda) and Brandon Perrone; and great grandchildren, Jordan Charles-Pruitt, Savanah Pruitt, Cody Pruitt, Isabelle Charles, Arlee Perrone and Dennis Perrone III.

A committal service will be held at 10 am on Tuesday morning, September 6, 2016, in the Chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE, where interment will follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.


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6 Condolences for Beatrice R. (Manning) McCloskey

  • To Linda, Susan, Maureen & Family: My heart felt condolences on the loss of your Mother (Aunt Betty) to us. This family has really been hit hard with the losses of all our parents over the past 6+ years.. That group up above is just getting larger and larger as it is getting smaller and smaller here. I know that with each passing adult we gain another very special angel to watch over us and protect us with each and everything that we do. My thoughts, prayers and condolences are with you all. God Bless you all and I pray that God gives you the strength and the courage to help each one of you through it all.
    Love to all Denise

  • I had the pleasure of working with Betty at Somerford for many years. She and I had many conversations with chuckles that sometimes we had to stop and get back to work. She loved her family and took good care of them. She will be greatly missed and until we meet again, hugs and kisses Betty.

  • Your mom and dad will be missed by all, We used to have some great times together. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The Quirks

  • My condolences Sue to you and your Wonderful family. May the lord Jesus Christ help you through these times of need…prayers to you all…..luv your friend Trish….

  • Linda, Susan, and Maureen: My sincere sympathy to all of you and your family. I read of your father’s passing and now your mom. How sad in such a short time. I have wonderful memories of your mom when we were younger. Just wanted to let you know I am thinking of all of you.
    Mary Ann

  • My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother and so soon after your father passing. I knew Betty for a number of years because i worked at Somerford. Betty was a wonderful lady and well liked. We talked a lot when i would work in her building. She will be missed. If their is anything i can do let me know. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Carol Schneider