Clara Teresa D'Alexander - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Clara Teresa D’Alexander

June 20, 1925 - December 7, 2023

Clara Teresa D’Alexander, age 98, of Elkton, MD, peacefully passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2023.

Born in Shamokin, PA on June 20, 1925, she was a daughter of the late John and Francis Marcheskie. Clara worked as a baker for John R. Downes Elementary School in Newark, Delaware for many years.

A devout Catholic, Clara was a former member of Holy Angels Parish in Newark and a current member of Immaculate Conception Parish. She enjoyed cooking and baking, dancing in her younger years, seeing shows at Three Little Bakers Dinner Theatre, traveling to various places on bus trips, and more importantly loved spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Clara was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Dominic “Frank” D’Alexander; son, Frank Jeffrey “Jeff” D’Alexander; and several siblings. She is survived by her son, Jamie P. D’Alexander; grandchildren, Austin D’Alexander (Andrea) and Rose D’Alexander (Eric); and great-granddaughter, Shelby D’Alexander.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at Immaculate Conception Parish, 454 Bow Street, Elkton, MD. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.


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  • I work with Rose and we all know how close she was to her grandmother. My condolences to Rose and her family.

  • I am very sorry for your loss. I never saw two such loving family members as Jamie and Rose, making sure every single day that Clara had the care and love she needed. I had many fond talks with Clara and Frank and they were such a sweet couple. They told me about how they loved to go dancing, and show me pictures of their children and grandchildren. Clara once told me the secret of her longevity was chocolate. A bit of chocolate every day, she said. Whatever it was, I’m glad she had such a full and lovely life. My condolences to her family that is left. I know that missing somebody is heartbreaking, and I wish for you many happy memories of that long life she had.

  • Very saddened to hear about your grandmother’s passing, Rose. I know how deeply you cared for her. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. My prayers are with you and your family at this time.