Carole J. (Duphily) Varisco

December 19, 1937 - August 4, 2020

Carole J. (Duphily) Varisco, age 82, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, DE on December 19, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Ernest E. and Elizabeth F. (Mangold) Duphily. Carole worked as a bookkeeper and secretary for Biddle Towing in Dover for 18 years, retiring in the ‘90’s. Following her retirement, she worked for her sister, Janet, making donuts at Cowtown and in Baltimore. Carole enjoyed coin collecting, flower gardening and traveling, especially to Sanibel Island in Florida, where she enjoyed collecting shells with her daughter. She loved helping her children and was a favorite aunt to her nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Carole was preceded in death by her brothers, Ernest F. Duphily and Gerald P. Duphily. She is survived by her husband, Samuel R. Varisco; children, Robert A. Varisco and Carla M. Varisco Williams (Lee); grandchildren, Zooey L. Varisco and Harlow Frost; sister, Janet L. Hollett; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 noon on Monday, August 10, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carole’s memory to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.


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5 Condolences for Carole J. (Duphily) Varisco

  • My sincere condolences goes out to the family. Carole was always nice to me.

  • Very sorry. Will always remember Carole’s smiling face and sharp wit. Condolences to all family members.

  • Dear Bob & Family,
    Sincerest sympathy on Carole’s passing. My maiden name is Kelleher. Not sure you would recognize my married name
    Patti (Kelleher) Calloway

  • I will always remember the laughter you brought to our lives! Love you Aunt Carole!

  • Lank and I send our deepest sympathies and regards to the family, and pray that Carole finds peace and relief. Her son Bob told me this morning that she had suffered greatly the past weeks, d sad o now she Mc ay Rest In Peace. He also told me that her sister Janet has requested that we make a donation to a pet charity in her name in lieu of flowers which our daughter Nicole Lancaster and my husband Lank and I will do. Our best regards to the family.
    Our love,
    The Lancaster family