Dorothy J. “Dottie” Greenley - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Dorothy J. “Dottie” Greenley

August 3, 1940 - April 27, 2017

Dorothy J. Greenley, fondly known as Dottie, age 76, of New Castle, DE passed away after a long illness on April 27, 2017.

Born in Chestertown, MD on August 3, 1940, Dottie was a daughter of the late Howard and Velma (Welch) Johnson. She was a graduate of P.S. DuPont High School and earned degrees at Virginia Intermont and Emory and Henry University. Dottie taught for 35 years in the Colonial School District. She dedicated her life to helping children grow and flourish, until she retired in 2001. Dottie was passionate about making a difference in the lives of each of her students.

She loved spending time with her sons and especially her grandsons. Dottie enjoyed walks along the river in Old New Castle and spending summer days boating and swimming with family and close friends. Her enormous laugh, selfless attitude and friendly smile will be missed by all of those who knew her.

Dottie is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, George R. Greenley; sons, Scott (Terri) and Rob (Jackie) Greenley; beloved grandsons, Ryan, Tyler and Matthew; sister, Patricia Brinsfield; and nephew, Leonard.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Kutz Home for the wonderful care they provided to Dottie over the past 5 plus years. The family would also like to express their gratitude to Compassionate Hospice Service. The care and support they provided was so helpful to our family.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE from 10:00 am until 11:00 am followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am. Interment will be held privately in Gracelawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 248 E. Chestnut Hill Rd., Suite 4, Newark, DE 19713.


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12 Condolences for Dorothy J. “Dottie” Greenley

  • Thoughts and prayers to Dottie’s family. We had been friends since age 3. I am relieved that she is now in a better place and her discomforts are gone.

  • I was honored to know such a great lady always had a smile on her face and hello for you when you seen you. I know the family will miss her,but it’s time for her to get her well-deserved rest now. My prayers for the family God Bless you all.

  • George, Scott & Robbie, Sorry to hear of Dotties passing.

  • We were so sorry to learn of Dottie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. She was such a loyal employee of the Colonial School District.

    Dottie and Rich Farmer

  • Thinking of you all at this very sad, difficult time. Praying that you find some comfort in family and friends in the days ahead, as you lay Her to rest. . She was a great woman that I have fond memories of in her younger days as I took care of her grandchild.

  • Our thoughts are with you all. This is has been a long sad journey to watch you all go through. We hope that your memories of the woman she was out shine the pain of the past few years.

  • George, you and your family are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

  • I was so sad to hear of Dottie’s passing. It has been many years since we taught together at Delaware City Elementary. She was a caring and talented teacher who was dearly loved by her students. May her family find comfort in knowing that she is now at peace in the Lord’s care.


  • George,

    Our prayers and love go out to you and the family. Dottie will always hold a special place in our hearts. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do for you.

  • Condolences from Ann Varisco-Tharp and family.

  • Many people walk through our lives, but few leave their footprints on our hearts. Dottie’s one of those people.