Dorothy E. Wilson - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Dorothy E. Wilson

December 20, 1933 - June 29, 2023

Dorothy E. Wilson, age 89, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, June 29, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE on December 20, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Sophie (Miklasiewicz) Kulczycki. Dorothy began her career at DuPont Co. and later Getty Oil, until she became a homemaker. As her children grew older, she went back to work at Avon where she eventually retired, maintaining many long-term friendships that she made there.

A woman of faith and always one to lend a helping hand, Dorothy was quite active in her church and community. Before Holy Family R.C. Church was built, she would set up the alter at Kirk School or the Methodist church on Saturday’s. Dorothy and her husband, Jack volunteered at the St. Vincent Society de Paul Society helping needy families celebrate Christmas, in addition to other forms of assistance. With their help and the help of parishioners, the list grew each year until they developed a giving tree. Over the span of 15 years, Dorothy and Jack opened the church at 5:30 am during Lent and Advent, and every Sunday for Mass at 7:15 am. For several years, up until COVID and her ensuing illness, she was a volunteer at the Little Sisters of the Poor.

In her spare time, Dorothy enjoyed crocheting and baking delicious treats for her family. She loved taking vacations in Wildwood, NJ as well as going fishing with Jack.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband in August of 2012, John R. Wilson; and son, Terry James Wilson. She is survived by her children, Michael K. Wilson of Newark and Eileen Bushnell (Tim) of Oxford, PA.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am on Friday, July 7, 2023, at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy’s memory to the Humane Animal Partners, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or online by clicking here, or to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at Holy Family R.C. Church, at the address listed above.


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  • Mike Wilson and Family –
    We were so sad to hear of your great loss.
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    With deepest sympathy.

    All your friends at Associates International –

  • Hi Mike,

    I’m so very sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom.

    John 11:25-26
    Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.

    It is easy to see from the tribute and beautiful video, she was an amazing Christian woman, who was greatly loved and loved greatly. Her memory will live on each time you are reminiscing about the good times, surrounded by family and friends.

    Deepest Sympathy!

    Shirl Long

  • Eileen and Michael
    So sorry for your loss. Im thinking of you both!

  • Dear Michael, Eileen, and Tim, she will be missed, but keep your good memories close to your heart and let them help you heal. She hold a special place in my heart and I’m happy that she’s at peace at last and with Pop, Terry and Babchi.

  • To Eileen and Michael.

    It is with deep sadness, yet also relief for you, that I send my best wishes and prayers at this time of profound loss. Your mother touched so many lives during her time here, with me being one of the many. I was glad I got to see her in May after several years of missing her. She is now with Jack, Terry, my parents, and so many others we have lost over the years. Let me know if there is anything you need from me. I will be there later this week.

    All my love,

  • Eileen,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet Mother. I really enjoyed seeing the pictures that were posted. Hugs to you, my friend.

  • Eileen and Michael I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom. I always enjoyed there weekly visits to Attilios. Your Mom and Dad were such awesome people. I know your pain all to well. I’ll keep you in my prayers. 🙏🙏🥲

  • Mike & Eileen, my love and condolences to you both. Your mom was such a blessed soul. It was an honor to grow up across the street knowing she was one of the moms who were always watching out for us. Even as we grew up she still remained a presence in our lives through one way or another. Although a flood of memories of childhood are running through me right now, it’s the special “porch talks” your mom and I had back during the time I was taking care of my dad and mom that are most cherished. The loving and the words of wisdom she gave me then was just as much a blessing. I can just imagine the huge Garrett Rd block party going on in heaven this 4th of July. My love and prayers to you all.

  • Mike , Eileen and Family, I am saddened to hear of you mom’s passing. Please accept condolences from me and my family.

  • Dear Michael and Eileen and all of Dot’s Family, please accept my sympathy on the passing of your Mom. She and Jack were special people in my life while I lived in Newark and attended Holy Family Church. We worshiped together at daily Mass, and they drew me into many activities at the Church. We frequently went to breakfast after Mass. Dot was a great person and always had a smile and a listening ear. What fond memories I have of spending time with your parents. May you hold your special memories of them in your hearts and may God bless all of you.

  • Eileen, Michael and family, So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed meeting with and working with her and Jack over last several decades. She was always sweet and funny – and she brought me treats – even gluten free for my fam. They were always appreciative of my help and expressed it in writing many times. She always noticed that I wore a lot of blue shirts over the years. Jack always had a different hat as I know he had a zillion. Nice, nice people and I am glad they are together again. RIP Dorothy and Jack.