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Donna C. Whitney

February 17, 1940 - April 24, 2022

Donna C. Whitney, age 82, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, April 24, 2022.

Born in West Orange, NJ, Donna was the loving daughter of the late Harry and Margaret (Spooner) Chisholm.  After graduating in 1960 from the Chandler School for women in Boston, MA she worked for a Real Estate attorney. After moving to Delaware, she continued her career and was a dedicated administrative assistant for 35 more years working for New York Life, DuPont ending her career at Siemans.

Donna was loving, sweet, vulnerable, unassuming, and was greatly loved.  She cherished her faith and loved her family, and ecstatic to spend time with her first great granddaughter Kailey and was looking forward to meeting great grandbaby #2 Weston. Donna very much enjoyed her cats, reading, Bible study, games, music, knitting and getting together with friends and family.  Her message to everyone in her graduation from this world during this Easter season is that to die is gain and that she will be saving a seat in eternity for each of us!

In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her brother Sam Chisholm.  She is survived by her children, Chip Whitney and his wife Mary Beth and Susan Dutt and her husband Matt; 7 grandchildren, Matthew Dutt Jr. and his wife Katie, Meghan Pew and her husband Sam, Sean Dutt, Haley Whitney, Kirsten Whitney, Jacqueline Whitney, and Luke Whitney, 2 great grandchildren (Kailey and Weston), and her brothers Doug Chisholm and Tom Chisholm.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at, Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a Funeral Service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in New London Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 1986 Newark Road, Lincoln University, PA 19352.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Donna’s memory may be made to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research, Donation Processing, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or by clicking here.

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  • Sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom Sue.. it sounds like she was wonderful mom, grandmother and great grandmother!! I will you and your family in my prayers…

  • Dear Matt & Family,
    So very very sorry in the passing of your dear grandmother. She was such a kind & sweet lady & I enjoyed our many conversation on Sunday’s before church began at LCC. We had phone conversations & lunch out 1time quite a few yrs ago & of course her kitties were always apart in someway or another in a conversation. Haven’t see her for a few yrs but thought of her different different times over the yrs.
    May our Lord be with you all & give you peace & comfort knowing that she isn’t struggling with the pain of her arthritis or Parkinson’s disease. It was truly a Blessing to me to have known her & spent time with her! God Bless

    Sincerely, Manetta

  • So sorry for your loss. I know you were very close, Kirsten. A sad time.

  • So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Stephanie Antenucci