Dorothy M. Painter - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Dorothy M. Painter

November 18, 1930 - May 25, 2022

Dorothy M. Painter, age 91, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

Born in Letchworth, England, on November 18, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Dorothy M. (Warboys) Dilley. Dorothy was a dedicated secretary for the University of Delaware for many years.

Dorothy was an avid reader. She loved knitting and loved her cats.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward C. Painter. She is survived by her children, Dianna McCarthy (Stephen), and Edward Painter; and grandchildren, Samantha Stant, Kaitlyn Forrey (Alex), Sarah Holveck (Doug), and Nick Painter (Michelle); and 4 great-grandchildren.

All services will be held privately.


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10 Condolences for Dorothy M. Painter

  • Aunty Dot will be missed by all her family in Letchworth England. RIP Dot will love and miss you xxx

  • Deepest sympathies for your loss. Will miss your moms wonderful smile and great hugs. Will remember all of our outings with her and stitching.

  • Dianna and family,

    My prayers are with you and your family. Your mother was a grand lady with lots of love and kindness. She will be missed but the memories she left are forever. Love to everyone. Chris

  • Deepest sympathy for your loss. Dot was a caring, loving and funny woman. She will be missed by many.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Dot was special and had a great sense of humor. I am lucky to have known and worked with her all those years.

  • Dot was a great friend. She and Ed were our Delaware family. Miss them greatly. We spent many hours together.

  • My deepest sympathies Dianna, Ed and families. Your Mom was a wonderful secretary. Always helpful and with a smile. She would boost my courage when going in to see Mr Hanke! I never once in all those many years, saw her upset or ruffled. I’m sure she will be dearly missed by her family.

  • Graduating from the University of Delaware would have been much harder for me without Mrs. Painter. Both her and Mr. Painter were great people to know.
    My condolences to the entire family. Specially my great friend Dianna Painter McCarthy.

  • Dot was so lovely wonderful memories.RIP

  • My deepest sympathy to your family for the loss of your mom. Please know that I am praying for your family during this time.