Dorothy “Dot” Petchel
Dorothy “Dot” Petchel, age 90, of New Castle, DE, and formerly of Ocean View, DE, passed at Brookdale Senior Living, Dover, on December 3, 2022 surrounded by family.
Dot was born in Philadelphia, PA., daughter of the late John and Helen (Kirn) McGrath. Dot married Lawrence “Larry” Petchel and they moved to Wilmington in 1949.
In addition to her parents, Dot was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lawrence “Larry” D. Petchel; son, Ronald Petchel; grandson, Mark Petchel; and her brother, Jack McGrath. She is survived by her loving children, Lawrence M. Petchel and wife, Pat of Lewes, DE, Michael Petchel of Honey Brook, PA, Theresa L. Chopack and husband Stephen of New Castle, and James D. Petchel of Ocean View; six grandchildren, Justin, Courtney, Michael, Matthew, and Lindsey; a great-granddaughter, Summer; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 11 am at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 N. Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE. In a private ceremony, Dot will be interred beside her husband at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church Cemetery, in Freeland, PA.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, 911 South DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901 or by clicking here.