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Doreen Jean Anderson

September 5, 1955 - August 7, 2018


Doreen Jean Anderson, age 62, of New Castle, DE, passed away at her residence surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

Born in Baltimore, MD, on September 5, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Jean (Morgan) Rishell. In her earlier years, Doreen and her mother owned Jean’s Texaco in New Castle. She enjoyed her work as a care provider at CHIMES and had a passion for helping others.

Doreen was very active with her son in Boy Scouts. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. Doreen will be dearly missed by her family and the many lives she touched.

She is survived by her son, Derrick Anderson; brothers, Keith Rishell and Rick Rishell; and grandson, Alexander Anderson.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doreen’s memory to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Newark, DE 19711.

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7 Guestbook messages for Doreen Jean Anderson

  • I am so sorry to read of the passing of Doreen. I had the pleasure of knowing her at Chimes throughout the past few years. Doreen was a kind woman who always had a smile and a kind word for those she cared for and met throughout the day. She fought a brave fight and I pray that she is now at peace! Please accept my condolences to her family and friends.

  • Doreen will be missed. Not only did I go to school with her, I had to the pleasure of working with her when MBNA was Maryland Bank. She left to work elsewhere. My thoughts and prayers your her family.

  • I’m so.sorry to hear about the passing of Doreen. I had the pleasure of going.to school with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • I am sorry for your loss. I remember when Maria worked at the station for a while, I would stop in at the end of her shift and talk to Doreen. She was always pleasant and had something positive to say whenever I talked to her.
    Your family is in my prayers.

  • From Nancy Marsh and James Canter, WPHS class of 1973. Our deepest sympathies.

  • To my son Derrick: I am so sorry for your loss. You know I cared very much for your mom. She will be greatly missed. Doreen was a great mother and I know she always put you first. You know I’m always here for you.

  • Doreen was a very loving person for her family. She kept how she felt to herself because she never wanted to burden others with her health problems. I really liked Doreen and I know she’ll be missed by those who knew her. Derrick, you know I’ll always be here to help out when you need me to.