Dolores M. "Del" Greene - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Dolores M. “Del” Greene

February 28, 1929 - May 21, 2023

Dolores M. “Del” Greene of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2023.

Born in New York City, NY on February 28, 1929, she was a daughter of the late William and Margaret Dalton. Del worked for 22 years as a dedicated Supervisor in the Data Review Department of the State of Delaware’s Division of Revenue, before retiring in 1987.

In addition to her parents, Del was preceded in death by her siblings, John Dalton, William Dalton, Eugene Dalton, Margaret Mennella, Agnes O’Donnell, Catherine Rogers, Eileen O’Brien and Dorothy Scanlon. She is survived by her loving husband, Christopher T. Greene; son, Thomas C. Greene; and grandson, Leo Greene.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 7 pm on Tuesday evening, May 23, 2023 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 am on Wednesday morning, May 24, 2023 at Holy Angels Catholic Parish, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Del’s name to Mount Aviat Academy, 399 Childs Road, Childs, MD or online by clicking here.


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25 Condolences for Dolores M. “Del” Greene

  • My deepest condolences to you and your family, it was my great pleasure to service Del for over 20 years she will be greatly missed and forever in my heart .

  • Del was a very dear friend and lifelong family friend, who will never be forgotten.… One of a kind. We love you and will miss you greatly in our world, especially at the gator pool. Anne & Rick

  • Chris- I’m so very sorry your loss. I hope that fond memories of a lifetime spent with Del and your love for one another will bring comfort to you in the days ahead. Our neighborhood won’t be the same without Del . I enjoyed having the two of you as next door neighbors. Keeping you in my prayers.

  • Aunt Dolores
    Rest In Peace

  • Sending sympathy and love to Chris and the family. Rest in peace, Del~your presence left a great impact on me and my family our whole life. We love you and will miss you, Anne and Rick Biddle.

  • It was truly a delight knowing her as my neighbor for many yrs in FL both she and Chris treated me as family and they will be sorely missed here after almost 20yrs as snowbirds

  • RIP Delores, it was a delight having you as a Little Club family and my neighbor for almost 20yrs. 🙏 for peace to uncle Chris. They both treated me like the daughter they never had💔

  • You’ll always be ‘Mrs. Greene’ to us and forever in our hearts. My family will miss you immensely. Enjoyed every single tea party, hot chocolate, cookie and Tastykake during our countless visits. Decades spent at Nottingham Green Pool will be remembered by all always. Rest in Peace beautiful lady. Love you!

  • I will deeply miss my dear friend of 54 years. I cherish a lifetime of memories made with Del and Chris during holidays, dinners at the Blue Crab and LaCasa Pasta, always sitting together at the Nottingham Green pool and our frequent phone chats.
    Del was a once in a lifetime wonderful friend. Rest in peace, Del, we love you.

  • I am so sorry for your loss Mr Greene. I have so many wonderful memories over the years with Mrs Greene and you around the neighborhood, at family parties, at Nottingham swim club, out to dinners or just talking and catching up at your house. I am really going to miss talking to Mrs Greene and her great stories and friendship. We will all miss her so much. Take care, we love you.

  • Such a beautiful person. I truly enjoyed being in her company whenever her and Chris would visit us here Tequest, Fl.
    She was warm and witty and could make you feel so special. Little. Club will miss her so much. My prayers for Chris as he sends Del off to see her good friend, Jeanette. So sorry for your loss Greene Family and friends. Sweet Angel in Heaven, Del.

  • Words can’t describe the amazing person Mrs. Del Geeene was to my family and I. We shared so many laughs at Nottingham Pool, at family events, dinners, celebrations and vacations. She truly cared about everyone she met and her laugh was contagious. We will miss you forever, you are always in my heart, Rest in peace sweet Mrs. Greene.

  • Dear Chris~
    You and Del will always be one of my favorite couples. You both were always so warm and wonderful to me and my children at Nottingham Pool. It was always a delight to be in yours and Del’s company….she made everyone feel special. She will be missed by so many.
    My prayers and condolences to you and your son~
    Chris Bree and Children

  • Del was a special friend for 47 years, who I shared many memories at the pool and on holidays and vacations in Florida and the Jersey shore. We spoke every day on the phone and I will miss her forever. May she Rest in Peace.

  • We will miss Del tremendously, she was a beautiful woman with a heart of gold. I will always remember the amazing times we shared at Nottingham green and in the neighborhood I grew up in with her.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, Mr. Greene. I loved talking to you and Mrs. Greene at the pool, family parties, and when we would visit you at your house. We have made so many memories with you over the years! Mrs. Greene was our advice giver, and friend. We shared so many laughs over dinners out on Main Street. She will be deeply missed by our family. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Such a loss! The last of the Yorkville Dalton girls. O, the life she lived and the stories she could tell! The parties in Mama’s big front room, feeding the lions at the Bronx Zoo with her father, offered a modeling job with the Ford agency in New York, moving to Delaware and, with Chris, making life long friendships with the dearest people.
    Her generous heart will be dearly missed. With Chris at her side, she joyously watched over our Meg for four years while she was at the University of Delaware. Picking Meg up at the bus station, rescuing her from bicycle mishaps, taking her to Applebees for a treat, welcoming her and her friends into her home, Dolores was ever gracious and at the ready. She was like this with her earlier charitable work too!
    Dolores also had a mind like a district attorney, nothing got by her! This served her well in business but was also the source of great fun over the years. And such fun we had on jaunts in Delaware, New York City, and Ireland. My husband Tom and I miss her dearly.
    Wherever Del went, she charmed people! And so Chris I’m certain she’s charmed St. Peter and has been welcomed into heaven as she so wished. Love you, hon. Maggie

  • Aunt Deloris and my mom Kay Dalton were best friends in Catholic High School and worked together at Cushman’s Bakery as counter girls. Often Aunt Deloris slept over Mom’s apartment in the Bronx on weekends with Mom’s and her four sisters. Shortly after my Dad returned from World War II, he was introduced by Aunt Deloris to Mom at Cushman’s Bakery. On the subway ride home to Yorkville from the Bronx that night, Dad told Aunt Deloris he was going to marry Kay! Aunt Deloris brushed it off laughing, saying Kay was way too sophisticated for him, and you’re out of your mind. Mom, Dad, Aunt Deloris and my Godfather Uncle Chris doubled dated for years. The rest of it is history! Aunt Deloris and Dad were very close. Aunt Deloris and I spoke for hours often, and we would laugh about all the old stories for hours but also cry. Grandpa, Yorkville, Rockaways, Daltons, Smallwood, etc. always brought a sparkle to her eye. Often watch Dad’s Easter Sunday 1954 8mm film outside Pop & Uncle Genie place on 3rd Ave with Aunt Deloris all dolled up, happy and dancing toward camera. She is dancing now all dolled up and happy in heaven. Thank you so much Aunt Deloris, we all will miss you so much forever until we meet again.

  • RIP Del say hi to aunt Jeannette, enjoy playing dominoes, she’s waiting 🥰

  • Del was indeed one of a kind. She greeted me with open arms when I joined the Newark gang. Stew and I spent many hours together with Chris and Del in the “corner” at Nottingham pool. Del was always ready to have fun. Sending love and sympathy to Chris and the family at this sad time.

  • Mrs Greene as I knew her while growing up with her as neighbor was a sweet kind soul. She always had a sweet smile. Pheasant Run was the most wonderful place to grow up and neighbors like Mr and Mrs Greens made it special.

  • Mr. Greene, my heart goes out to you! I will miss that infectious glorious laugh of Mrs.Greene’s, that made a get together turn into a party. I will miss hearing her fabulous stories that drew all in earshot closer and hoping for another. I will miss hearing the adorable “Hey Chrissy…” for you, that she affectionately exclaimed when trying to get your attention. Mrs. Greene was one of a kind! Her friendship was a true blessing and treasure to my mom and all of our family. I will miss her always! Love, Clare

  • Mr Greene , My thought and prayers to you and family. Mrs Greene was very nice person.

  • Chris, We were so sad to hear about Del’s passing. We will miss her smile and infectious laugh at the pool. Please take good care of yourself.

  • So very sorry to hear of the loss of “Aunt Del”. She will be missed Sending lots of love from the entire Ed & Bev McNichol family.
    We lost Ed a few years ago so we understand how this loss can be very hard.
    Take good care of yourself