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

Dorothy M. Romano

November 10, 1946 - January 27, 2020

          Dorothy M. Romano, age 73, of New Castle, DE, passed away at Christiana Hospital on Monday, January 27, 2020.

          Born in Wilmington, DE on November 10, 1946, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Dorothy M. (Hayman) Hunter, Sr.  Dorothy dedicated her life to her family as a loving and talented homemaker. 

          A friend to the community, she was a life member of the Holloway Terrace Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and the Terrace Athletic Club.  Dorothy was an avid shuffleboard player and was a member of the Police, Fire, Rod and Gun Club.  She enjoyed the summertime and sunbathing in her swimming pool.  Above all, Dorothy will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

          She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Wayne Romano, Sr.; children, Wayne Romano, Jr. (Jenny) of Wilmington, DE, Michael Romano (MaryBeth) of Newark, DE, Stephanie Bowers (Brent) of Wilmington, DE and Joseph Romano (Nicole) of Dover, DE; siblings, John Hunter (Sharon) of Harrington, DE, Bruce Hunter (Joy) of New Castle, DE and Jeanette Sowers (Fred) of New Castle, DE; 9 grandchildren; and 1 great granddaughter.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 noon on Monday, February 3, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dorothy’s memory to Holloway Terrace Fire Company, attn: Ladies Auxiliary, 700 West Ave., P.O. Box 684, New Castle, DE 19720.


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27 Condolences for Dorothy M. Romano

  • Dan and I have fond memories of Dottie and the Romano family during our years at the Holloway Terrace Baptist Church. You are much in our thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and comfort in God’s arms. Sending love and prayers. Dan and Sue MacDonald.

  • She seems like she as a wonderful and loving woman. I never had the privilege of meeting her, but I have heard Stephanie speak of her often. My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this difficult time.

  • My sincere condolences to Dottie’s family. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Dorothy (Sissy ) I grew up with Sissy and adored her, I can still remember her in the 50’s in her skirts with all those crinolines and saddle shoes, not to mention her cheer leader outfit on (she was my idol ). Sissy was cool and beautiful and had such a fun and beautiful personality ! ! To Wayne ,Stephanie, Michael and Joey, you have a big loss, but many good memories, cherish them ! Your all in my thoughts and prayers ! Godbless the Romano’s in their time of need ! Love yas

  • My condolences to you and your family. You will all be in my prayers.

  • Dottie you will be missed. Everyone loved you and your beautiful smile. May your rest in peace. You deserve it. Prayers to all of your family.

  • May GOD Our Father comfort you and loved ones during this time of heartbreak.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Our sincere condolences to Dorothy’s family and friends from New Castle HS DE Alumni Association ☀️

  • Steph & family! I’m sooo sorry! My heart is hurting for you! I can’t imagine what you are going through! I’m here for you if you need to talk or cry!!!!

  • Steph, I remember your mom well from all the celebrations and visits to my classroom over the years. I know she was a great mom because she raised one.

  • Wayne and family, thoughts and prayers sorry for your loss

  • Steph I am so very sorry to hear this… keeping you and your family in my thoughts xoxo

  • Chip I’m so sorry for your loss

  • So sorry to hear about your loss! Prayers for you and family

  • Mike, Wayne and family .. I’m so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I know it’s been a very long time since I’ve seen you all as well as your mother but I do know she was crazy about you all and you all loved her dearly. Prayers to the family during this hard time. Love Kathy and girls

  • You will be miss by all and you had a smile all the time

  • Chipper and Family,
    My heartfelt condolences to your entire family on your loss. Dottie was a great person and friend who I knew my entire life.

  • Pep, Brent, & family,
    We love you & our prayers are with you.

  • Dear Wayne
    I am so sorry for your loss. Dorothy is in a better place and no more suffering. She had such a hard time and now she is at rest. GOD BLESS HER SOUL. I will keep her and you and the family in my prayers.


  • So very sorry for your loss. Such a kind and beautiful woman who raised an amazing family. Find peace in knowing that she is no longer in pain.
    May God Bless you all.

  • Words seem so inadequate to try to express our deepest sympathy to the Romano family at this difficult time.

    The memories of so many of our fun times and Dottie’s beautiful laugh and personality will always be remembered.

    May she now rest in peace.

    Love, Ed & Barbara
    Hudson, Florida

  • Romano family, I am sorry to hear about the death of Mrs. Romano as I called her. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Wayne & Family
    Eve and I are so sorry for your lose. Unfortunately we are unable to attend Sissy’s services because we are out of town.

    Rodger & Eve Powell

  • Cuzette I’m so sorry for you and your entire family’s loss.

  • Stephanie,
    So sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Remember all the great memories that you and your mom made together to get you through this sad time.
    Love Aunt Marie

  • she will be missed so sorry we grow up together ever sence we can remender I will miss her to