Dolores M. O’Neal

June 27, 1931 - December 30, 2020

Dolores M. O’Neal, age 89, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, surrounded by her loving and devoted family.

She was born in Wilmington, DE on June 27, 1931, and was the daughter of the late Herbert and Pearl (Scullion) Stant. Dolores was dedicated to creating a warm and loving home for her family. She was a life member of the Holloway Terrace Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and Naomi Chapter No. 20 OES. Dolores enjoyed bowling in her free time, and loved and cherished her family more than anything.

In addition to her parents, Dolores is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Charles N.  O’Neal, and siblings, Herbert Stant, Margaret Weaver, and June Johnson. She is survived by her children, Karen L. Barlow (Ed) of New Castle, Beverly J. Dorrin (Frank) of Chesapeake City, MD, Patricia J. Riccio (Anthony) of New Castle, Charles W. O’Neal II (Mary) of Millsboro, Michael J. O’Neal of Rock, MI, and Janice M. Smith (Paul) of New Castle; sister-in-law, Patricia DeBonaventura (Guy) of Newark; 23 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

All services will be held privately due to COVID Pandemic.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dolores’ memory to the Holloway Terrace Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 684, New Castle, DE 19720.


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17 Condolences for Dolores M. O’Neal

  • It was a sincere pleasure getting to know Deloris and her family. Her spirit and heart will be missed 💔

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember as a kid she was always so sweet and treated all of us like her own. Hugs and love to everyone. I know she will be dearly missed each and every day by all. Rest In Peace and back together with your hubby sweet angel 😇

  • I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady with a huge heart! She and your dad did a great job raising their kids and you all showed it in the way you took care of them in their later years.

  • Very sorry for your loss from our family to your entire family. Your mom and dad were so very good to us and we will never forget how your mom showed how family is everything. ❤️

  • I am saddened to hear about Mom O’Neals passing, however, having spent years in her company, it was clear to me just how loved she was by family and friends. My heart goes out to her children and grandchildren who are hurting right now.. May you find peace with all of the great memories of her.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. We were blessed by the display of love and devotion of every family member for each other. Beautiful example of unconditional love. Job well done Delores & Charlie.

  • Janice. As you already know, there aren’t any words that will ease your mind or take the heartache away. I am here for you if you need anything. I am so sorry for your loss and especially at these difficult times. I pray you and your family find peace reminiscing in the years of memories you all have created. I’ll be thinking of you. Love you friend-

  • Keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers. Never easy to let go of someone we love. Another angel in heaven. 🕊💐
    Much love, Anne Francia 😘

  • Dolores will forever be my most favorite and memorable patient. It was a pleasure caring for her and always expecting the unexpected from her. I will miss her humor and her sass. Farewell my Ms. Lady. I know you are rejoicing in the arms of the love of your life and that warms my heart. Love and hugs to all of you.

  • Praying for peace for your loving family until you meet again. You were much loved and will be missed.

  • My heartfelt condolences to the entire O’Neal Family on the loss of your mother. She will be greatly missed.

  • Great friend for many years. Fishing,crabbing,fishing shows. A man of his word someone you could always count on. Loved his family passionately. God Bless the Spittel Family.

  • My heart goes out to all of you💔. Love you all❤️

  • Will miss you Aunt Dolores and will always cherish my time at Potnets with You, Uncle Charles, Grammas, Mike, Charley, and Jannis and Richie. I didn’t want to go home, will always remember that. I know you are with Uncle Charles and my Mom and Dad. Rest in peace, Love your nephew Jeffrey Weaver.

  • So sorry for your loss.

  • The Joyce family, sends our condolences to the O’Neal Family.
    May God bless you all stay safe.

  • So sorry for your loss. Fun time living next door to the O’ Neals