Doreen Taafe-Suttell - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Doreen Taafe-Suttell

October 19, 1950 - February 9, 2018

Doreen Taafe-Suttell, age 67, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Liverpool, England on October 19, 1950, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Ann (Black) Taafe.  Doreen was a legal secretary for Richards, Layton & Finger in Wilmington and retired after 20 years of dedicated service.

With a passion for flower gardening, Doreen’s work was admired by family, friends and neighbors.  She also loved to cheer on her favorite soccer team in her hometown of Liverpool.  Doreen treasured her grandsons more than anything and had many wonderful memories with them.

In addition to her parents, Doreen was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 2 sisters.  She is survived by her daughter, Alexandra Taafe Baird (James) of Tokyo, Japan; brother, William Taafe of Liverpool, England; sisters, Anne McMenamy of Adelaide, South Australia, Bernadette Morrow of Liverpool, England and Patricia Shuman of Avondale, PA; apples of her eye, her grandsons, James and Christopher Baird.

Family and friends may gather from 3 pm until 4 pm on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 4 pm.  Interment will be held privately.


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22 Condolences for Doreen Taafe-Suttell

  • Rest In Peace my friend. You are now with your mother and father. I will miss you!

  • RIP Aunty Doreen, so many lost years we had but reunited by the power of social media. You will be sorely missed and will miss your lovely comments to us and beautiful smile, your beauty and personality will live on through Alex and the boys xxxx

  • So shocked to hear of the passing of Doreen.. My thoughts and prayers are with Alexandra and all her family. May God give comfort and strength to you all and may Doreen rest in peace ❤️

  • Absolutely brokenhearted, taken far too soon. Thoughts and prayers are with Alexandra, James and Boys at this awful time.

    With love to you all Brenda, Ted, Bernadette, Annie and Sally xxxx ❤

  • can some one tell me whats happened, im in shock,Alexandra my heart goes out to you, we were meeting up in June we had arranged it. xx

  • Auntie Doreen was a wonderful Aunt. She was always a lot of fun. I’m really going to miss her. Rest In Peace Auntie Doreen..Love Jay

  • Doreen was a close friend for many years. We shared many good times together. I will miss her dearly.

  • Heartbroken, my lovely friend. Just a few months from meeting up after many years. My condolences to Alexandra and all the family. Lots of lovely memories from when we went out Doreen in our teenage years . Shall miss our chats xxx

  • So sorry for your family’s loss. Doreen was always a pleasure to work with and so full of life. Smart and quick witted, she always was there when you needed her. She was one of those rare persons who was always true to herself. Each year, I always anticipated and enjoyed her very creative Halloween decorations in October. She will be missed. Richard

  • I am saddened and will miss Doreen. I have spent many good times with her. We enjoyed having tea together at my home several time. I have shared many sunny days talking and laying in a friends pool. She was a lovely woman and had a great personality. I feel bad for Alexandra and her family.

  • Goodnight auntie Doreen xx

  • Alexandra, I am so sorry for your loss. Doreen will be missed very much by us all. We will not forget her. Our little group will not be the same.

  • I am in total shock. I’ve known Doreen for at least 20 years and always enjoyed our conversations. My thoughts and prayers are with Alexandra, James and the boys.

  • I am so sad to hear of Doreen’s passing. Go with God Doreen.
    My condolences to Alexandra and the much loved boys.
    Peace always,

  • Rest in peace Doreen knowing that you were an inspiration to others in the way that you lived your life; and although you will be sorely missed, I know that you are now without pain and suffering. Until we meet again….

  • Oh my dear Doreen, You don’t know how much I will miss you. I always admired your gumption and sense of humor. You were a great inspiration to me and always pointed the way with your sound advice. I am so grateful that you spent the summer with me and my niece. We were just like a family together. I will always remember those months, all the things we did together, and all the long talks we had. Our time together was truly a gift from God, for he knew you would not be with us for long. God bless you always, “Thelma”, for you will be in my prayers always. My heart goes out to your family.

    Your friend,

  • Dam,Going to miss you .

  • May her life always be remembered. She was fun, witty, and hard-working woman who raised a wonderful daughter. I am grateful I got to meet her in Delaware in 2001. My prayers are with your family!

  • Doreen, our family will miss you dearly.
    Vince and I will keep you in our prayers.
    May you enjoy the heavenly gardens!

    Love Alberta and Vince Marchese

  • Doreen was a friend to many. She was hardworking, had a quick wit, was crazy smart, a great baker, a good friend, and she had a great sense of humor. Doreen will be missed. Sincere condolences.

  • Alex,
    I’m so sorry for your lose. I always saw your mom outside gardening when passing by and thought how nice that was.

  • Alexandra, my sincere condolences. Your mother was such a strong, beautiful person, never afraid to stand up for what she believed in. She was loyal, compassionate, caring, and fun to be around. I loved her energy and resourcefulness. She will be dearly missed. Doreen brought such life to the office – I am sure she is doing the same in heaven. May you rest in peace Doreen.