Dolores Ann (Bruno) Watson - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Dolores Ann (Bruno) Watson

August 18, 1938 - October 11, 2023

Dolores Ann (Bruno) Watson, age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 11, 2023.

Born in Chester, PA on August 18, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Louis A. and Ann Dolores (Fiazza) Bruno. After graduating from Chester High School, Dolores began her long and successful professional career at the Scott Paper Company. She lived and worked most of her life in Wilmington and Newark, where she worked as an executive assistant at the University of Delaware. After retiring from the University, she then worked for the JP Morgan Chase & Co., retiring in 2004.

Dolores enjoyed rooting on her grandkid’s sports teams, her Phillies, and trips to the Shore.  Her most cherished roles were as a mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren, always providing fun, nurturing, encouragement, support, and endless love. Her singing, cooking, baking, and little surprises will always be cherished memories for her family and friends. She will be remembered by all for her generous hospitality and giving spirit and will be missed for her kindness and presence in our lives.

Dolores will be profoundly missed by her children, Keith Watson (Wen Chao) of Moorestown, NJ and Valerie Ann (Watson) Sheets (Craig) of Wilmington; grandchildren, Alexis Watson of Moorestown, NJ, Joseph Sheets, Natalie Sheets, and Eric Sheets all of Wilmington; sisters, Connie (Bruno) Hubert of Wilmington and Marianne (Bruno) Ambler of Newark; and her beloved nieces, nephews, friends, and relatives.

A graveside service will be held at 1 pm on Friday, October 20, 2023, in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dolores’ memory to The Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree Street, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309 or online by clicking here.


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10 Condolences for Dolores Ann (Bruno) Watson

  • Although I only just met Delores not long ago I knew how special she was. I did some housework for her a few times and loved her conversations and positive attitude. We had just spoke the afternoon before to see when we could get together again. I will surely miss going to see her. Praying for her family to have some peace in knowing that such a wonderful person is surely in Gods arms in heaven suffering no more. ❤️

  • Dolores and I worked together at the University of Delaware. She was the best friend I ever had. I will really miss her. She was a fabulous person!

  • The entire O’Neill family – Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Love and light to you and yours ! I know you are in heaven looking down at your beautiful family ! Blessings to you and your family . A life well lived . Heartfelt love to all! Sharon , Mike, Kayla Uibel

  • Dear Keith and Wen, Our hearts go out to you and your family. We are grateful to have known Dolores through the years in Barnegat Light. She had a beautiful spirit and brought sunshine to each day. We could see first hand how she adored her family and loved spending vacation times with them. We know that she is with the Lord and will continue to bless her loved ones from Heaven. Much love, Baiba and Al

  • I remember as a child going over and hanging out with Valerie at Delores’ house. I will never forget the fun and friendly energy that she radiated. I am so sorry for your loss; you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Our deepest condolences to Val, Keith, and Dolores’s entire family. Words can’t express how sad we were to learn of her passing. She was a truly beautiful person, inside and out. She had a kind and generous nature, a witty sense of humor, and a zest for life that will be missed dearly by those who knew her. We feel blessed that she was part of our lives for so long. Wishing her peace in eternal rest, and comfort for her family. She leaves behind a beautiful legacy in them.

  • Kieth,

    So sorry to hear about your mom. My prayers are with you as you grieve her loss.

    Jon Oldham

  • Keith: Sorry for the loss of your mother. Out thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Dear Keith, Wen, Alexis and family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful happy person with the brightest smile! Cherish her memories forever! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Swati ~ Madhup Kothari & Family