Carol J. Sweetman
March 4, 1942 - July 30, 2021
Carol J. Sweetman, age 79, of Townsend, DE, passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021.
Born in Wilmington, DE, on March 4, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Hassel and Alice (Taylor) VanDyke. Carol worked as a waitress and cook for 30 years at the former Eating Post Restaurant in Bear. Later she worked as a lunch lady at Smyrna High School for 10 years.
Carol loved cooking for her family. Family was the most important thing to Carol and she cherished every moment spent with her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Sweetman III and son, Timothy Scott Sweetman. She is survived by her sons, John D. Sweetman IV (Polly) and Jay Sweetman (Debbie), both of Townsend; 5 sisters, Joyce Taylor (Bob) of New Castle, Laureen Stigile of Clayton, Betty Sweetman (John) of Townsend, Barbara Malatesta of Bethel, and Hope Moore (Bill) of Leipsic; grandchildren, Jaqlyn, Corey, Lily, Grace, and Katie; great-granddaughter, Josie; and canine companion, Boo.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11 am on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Pkwy, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carol’s memory to the Townsend Volunteer Fire Co., 107 Main St., Townsend, DE, 19734, or online by clicking here.