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Carmela Alice Wolfe

October 19, 1926 - September 12, 2020

Carmela Alice Wolfe, age 93, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

Born in Oswego, NY on October 19, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Virgo) Barbasso. Carmela made her career as an executive secretary with the University of Delaware, retiring in 1991 after 25 years of dedicated service.

A devout Catholic, she was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Newark, DE. Artistically and musically inclined, Carmela enjoyed making crafts and playing the organ. She enjoyed traveling, playing Bunco and Canasta, and listening to music, especially Andrea Bocelli, Frank Sinatra, and Kenny Chesney.  Carmela loved hosting parties and was well known for her delicious apple pie.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert H. Wolfe and her son, Robert A. Wolfe. Carmela will be dearly missed by her children, Rosemary Mullins (Roger), Joseph P. Wolfe (Michele), and David B. Wolfe (Sheri); daughter-in-law, Patricia Wolfe; 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Carmela’s memory may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or to VITAS Hospice, 100 Commerce Drive, Ste. 302, Newark, DE 19713.

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7 Guestbook messages for Carmela Alice Wolfe

  • Heaven has gained a very special angel! What a wonderful life, so well lived. Blessed to have known her. Love to her family and everyone that knew how special she was. Mary Jane and Fran

  • Dave (and Sheri), my condolences on the loss of of your Mother. May she Rest In Peace. My heart goes out to you and your family. 🙏❤️

  • Deepest condolences to Carm’s family and friends. She and her husband were great friends to our band (NFS Boys) and created an environment for us to flourish and always made us feel like part of their family. I also knew her at UD. I will always cherish the memories of them both and was glad she got to see her talented son play guitar once again. She created quite a legacy in her whole family and I hope that sustains them through this difficult time.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wolfe family. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. We will remember all the fun times and will cherish those memories. Heaven, indeed, has gained an angel. We know you’re in Heaven having the biggest party ever! We will miss you. RIP.
    Mary and Tom

  • Condolences to all on the passing of a wonderful mother and grandmother.

  • My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family. I still remember the day Carmela and Rosemary came to see my Mom in the nursing. That meant a lot to my Mom and me. I hope all four of our loved ones will connect in heaven soon. 🙏🏻 May she rest In Peace. Mary Audlin

  • What can I say about my mom? First, she was a wonderful wife to my dad. They were a perfect couple that enjoyed many years together. As a mother, well there was no other. She was always loving and supportive, helping guide us through life. Her grandchildren were all very dear to her and held a special place in her heart. The truth is that she loved and cared for each and every family member, friends, and family near or far. My mom will be greatly missed but thanks to the many great memories she will never be forgotten. Thanks mom for the 66 years I was able to share with you.
    Love, Joe