A photo of Doris J. “Joan” Candeloro

Doris J. “Joan” Candeloro

March 7, 1934 - March 2, 2021

Doris J. “Joan” Candeloro, age 86, of Bear, DE, passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE on March 7, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Elmer B. and Helen A. (Taylor) Wright. Joan made her 20-year career in the food service department for General Motors. She enjoyed traveling, reading and baking. Joan also took pleasure in taking trips to the beach and Delaware Park. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph D. Candeloro and grandson, Daniel Candeloro. She is survived by her children, Deborah Lynch of Millsboro, Lisa Diamond of Delaware City, Stephen Diamond (Mari) of Miami, FL and Kelly Lobozzo (Thomas) of Wilmington; 4 sisters; 1 brother; grandchildren, Danielle, Michael, Lexi, Vincent and Nicole; and great grandchildren, Josh, Jocelyn, Jordan, Amyia, Roman, Valenzo and Luca.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, March 12, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Service and interment will be held privately.

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  • Sincere condolences for your loss, our hearts are heavy with sadness. There are so many fond memories of Aunt Joanie, one is when I was a kid. At the time she was doing hair, she would give us perms (which meant we had the curliest hair in town), and so many more happy times. She will be missed by many, her fun nature will serve as a comforting memory. Our deepest sympathy. Love, Johna & Frankie💔

  • What a beautiful tribute to your Mom. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. I remember she laughed a lot. Enjoyed life to the fullest. May God bring you comfort peace and unity as you mourn the passing of your precious Mother.

  • I had the pleasure of being Joan’s aid and friend for the past 5 years. She was such a special person. We would talk for hours and we had many laughs together. My family and I will surely miss her happy face.

  • JOAN ALWAYS HAD A BIG SMILE WHEN SHE SAW YOU..SHE WAS A GREAT COOK AND LOVED HER SWEETS..SHE SHARED HER HOME WITH LEO AND KIM AND MYSELF FOR A FEW MONTHS WHEN WE FIRST GOT MARRIED AND FOR THAT WE WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL..MAY MY SISTER REST IN PEACE