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Dolores E. Gary

October 15, 1928 - March 27, 2022

Dolores E. Gary, age 93, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE on October 15, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Harry L. and Anna B. (Schonleber) Blunt. Dolores worked for Eckerd’s at several of their locations and retired as a food service worker for the Colonial School District spending 7 years at William Penn High School.

Extremely strong in her faith and community, Dolores was a devout member of New Castle United Methodist Church, holding several leadership and elected positions including Layleader and Administrative Council. She volunteered her time in helping prepare meals for Emmanuel Dining Room and she assisted as a kitchen worker for dinners, funerals and other church functions. She was a member of the church prayer chain, always agreeing to pray for those requesting prayers and in need. Dolores also demonstrated love of her church by being a member of the Alter Guild. She was a member of the United Methodist Woman organization and the Early Bird organization of the Methodist Church. Dolores was also a lifetime member and former secretary and Chaplain for the Minquadale Ladies Auxiliary. Continuing to help her local community in every way possible she was a member of Florence H. Bailey Lodge #13.

In addition to her parents, Dolores was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Earl L. Gary and her 12 siblings. She is survived by her loving children, Deborah L. Bellafore (Mike) of New Castle, Beverly M. Barlow (Kenny) of New Castle, and Shay A. Diamond (Nick) of Wilmington; 9 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-great-grandson.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday, April 4, 2022, at New Castle United Methodist Church, 510 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dolores’s memory to New Castle United Methodist Church at the address listed above, Minquadale Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 647, Manor Branch, New Castle, DE, 19720, or to Seasons Hospice Foundation, 220 Continental Drive, Newark, DE 19713.

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  • Rest in peace mommom. You were the nicest lady i ever had the pleasure to know. Sorry for your loss Bev and Debbie. She will be sadly missed. Melissa and I wish our deep heart felt sorrow to your entire family. Love ya mommom r.i.p.

  • To the Bellafore, Barlow and Diamond families our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dolores will be remembered as a kind, loving and gracious person. God Bless her Sole.
    Love, Denise and Frank Lingenfelter

  • To the whole family of Dolores Gary. Tommy and I were sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this sad time. She will be missed. Love and prayers, Grace Downward

  • You were so nice to me, I’ll never forget you. I thank God, to have known you. 🙏🏽

  • So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a lovely lady. May she rest in peace.