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Elaine Louise Williams

November 14, 1945 - July 2, 2022

Elaine Louise Williams, age 76, of Townsend, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, July 2, 2022.

Born in Elkton, MD, on November 14, 1945, she was the daughter of Frank W. and Margaret (Ryan) Truselo, Sr. Elaine worked for Acme Markets until her retirement in 2003. She went on to drive a school bus for Stapleford’s, which she absolutely adored doing, until retiring again in 2020.

Elaine had many interests that included golfing, fishing, gardening, and spending time at the beach in Rock Hall, Maryland.  She enjoyed sitting on her back porch and watching all of the wildlife that would visit her yard. Most of all, Elaine enjoyed spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Janet Nardinocchi, David Truselo, Thomas Truselo, and Frank Truselo, Jr. Elaine is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, John Williams; daughter, Debbie DePrisco (Michael) of New Castle; son, Michael J. Gawronski, Sr. (Jill) of New Castle; grandchildren, Melissa Comeau (Chris) of Bear, Heather Devich (Justin Langshaw) of Bear, Michael Gawronski, Jr. of Smyrna, Samantha Gawronski of Smyrna, and Elizabeth Gawronski (Jonathon Smith) of Delmar, MD; great grandchildren, Theodore and Roxanne of Delmar, MD; siblings, Pat Truselo (Debbie) of New Castle, Florence Conant (Bob) of Chestertown, MD, and Sue Batchelder (Bob) of NJ; sister-in-law, Roseann Truselo of New Castle; many nieces and nephews; and her furry companion who was by her side for 21 years, Baby Dog.

The Williams family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Gregory Masters and his team, Dr. Hummayun Ismail, Encompass Rehabilitation, and Bayada Hospice for all they did to care for Elaine.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am until 11:30 am on Monday, July 11, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will be held at 11:30 am. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Elaine’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or by clicking here.

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  • i love you mom, you are already missed

  • Mike and family I’m so sorry to hear this take one day at a time

  • Thinking of you Michael & Jill. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
    Sincerely,
    Mike & Debbie Troxell & Family
    Boca Raton, Florida

  • My deepest and heart felt sympathy to the Williams family during there time of grief. Elaine will be missed by the Stapleford family. RIP.

  • Thank you for being such an amazing Gran and loving us not only fiercely, but unconditionally. You were the best Gran in the world. Life won’t be the same without you here but I know you’re smiling down on us, and we will continue to make you proud. Thank you for teaching us, guiding us, and helping mold us in to the people we are today. I promise to take care of your baby (my mama), Uncle Mike and Poppop. I love you, Gran. I miss you more than words can say.

  • To John & Family

    Sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing May you cherish your fond loving memories of her. She will always be in your hearts & thoughts. Prayers for her Family & loved ones.

    Connie Breeding

  • Mom, My life will never be the same without you!!! You were the best mom ever!!! Not only my mom but also my best friend. Your unconditional love, your guidance and of course your humor will be missed so much! My heart feels as if it were ripped from my chest! But I do know that you have taught us, a strong family that sticks together can get us through anything. I promise you that we will stick together because your family was everything to you. Right now it is hard to be without you!!! I know you will continue to guide us and I know that you will forever watch over us!!! I know you were so proud of all of us. Mom, I was so proud to be able to call you my mother!!! You know you were so loved!!! As you will always be! I will always carry you with me, we had so many good times together. Times that I will cherish forever! I love you so much and I miss you so much!!! RIP, Momma!