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Caroline G. and Warren R. Brackett

Died: 5/6/2011

Mrs. Caroline G. Brackett, age 83, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2011. Her beloved husband of 63 years, Mr. Warren R. Brackett, also age 83, passed away just a few days later on Wednesday, May 11th.

Mrs. Brackett was born in Carlisle, PA on July 25, 1927, daughter of the late Harry Gotshall and Nellie Siplinger Gotshall. A talented and creative homemaker, she devoted her life to caring for her beloved husband, daughters, and grandchildren. In her leisure hours, she enjoyed playing cards with family and friends and solving challenging crossword puzzles.

Born in Ogunquit, ME, on June 13, 1927, Mr. Brackett was a son of the late William E. Brackett, Sr. and Kathryn Smith Brackett. He proudly served his country in the US Navy for two years at the close of World War II. In civilian life, he was employed as a professional forklift operator, retiring from the former General Foods in Newark after 35 years of service. He enjoyed a variety of pastimes throughout his life, including fishing, gardening, and reading, as well as playing cards with his wife and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Brackett are survived by their daughters, Carol B. Koria (William) of Townsend and Nancy B. Essex (Jeffrey) of Newark; grandchildren, Julie Birch, Stephanie Hayhurst (Stephen), David Koria, Holly Essex, and Kimberly Danz (Timothy); seven great grandchildren; a great great grandson; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Mrs. Brackett is also survived by her brothers, Park King (Eva) of Orlando, FL, and John King of Bealeton, VA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Audrey Jackson. Mr. Brackett is also survived by a brother, Alan O. Brackett (Rosemary) of Albuquerque, NM. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William E. Brackett, Jr.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday, May 16, 2011 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, where visitation will begin at 10 am. Entombment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Brackett may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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