Frances Dorothy Verucci - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Frances Dorothy Verucci

May 17, 1932 - July 19, 2023

Frances Dorothy Verucci, age 91, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE on May 17, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Francis Robert and Dorothy Mae (Hickman) Taylor. Frances dedicated her time to taking care of her family as a talented homemaker.

Frances could always be found outside enjoying nature. She spent countless hours tending to her beautiful garden and loved visiting Longwood Gardens. In her spare time, Frances enjoyed reading and watching Scottish games.

In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her loving husband of 29 years, James Anthony Verucci; sons, Michael Thomas Verucci and John Francis Verucci; and sister, Vivian June Grayson. She is survived by her children, Robert Verucci (Lisa), Linda Blansfield, Christine Rosselli, and Evelyn Verucci; 3 sisters-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 am on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frances’ memory to a charity of the donor’s choice.


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10 Condolences for Frances Dorothy Verucci

  • I miss you and will always love you.

  • I love you and will miss you so much. I will forever be grateful for the many outings we went on and for the love of nature you shared with me. R.I.H.

  • Mom-mom, when you left us you took a big part of me with you. There will always be an emptiness that no one can fill. I am truly grateful to have you for my grandmother. I will cherish all of the memories of the good times we shared together. See you again someday. I love you! 🙏🏻

  • She was a amazing woman… Always liked me …. Could always count on her to make u smile

  • I love you mom, and will miss you terribly. I will miss our talks and your advice. Until we meet again in heaven.

  • Mom Mom you will be truly missed. We loved our trips to Longwood, going to parks, going out to eat, bringing you Dairy Queen, and just spending time with you. You are no longer in pain and lived 91 blessed years of independence. We got close shortly after Steve and I got together, and the last 15 years have been a blessing to get to know, love and care for you. Steve and I even chose to get married 8 years ago in your birthday, you are so very special. You were the best mom mom! Until we see each other again. We love you and will miss you 😇💜

  • I’m sorry for your loss of your mother. You will have eternal light of Francis Dorothy Verucci.

  • Mom I will miss you so much but now you are at piece with no pain, now in heaven where the angels came to take you to a beautiful place I will miss you dearly love you

  • You have gone to heaven to be with God and all who passed before you. You were a beautiful, insightful woman who brought joy to all of us. I will always remember you with love.I will miss you my friend.Until we meet again.Love you.

  • Sadly Missed
    Happily Remembered
    Forever in our hearts
    Many happy memories of sleepovers.
    A couple memories from 3rd Street
    I remember coloring on rainy days.
    Playing in the backyard, and how clean the sheets and blankets smelled hanging on the clothesline.
    Going to St. Paul’s on Sunday.
    Brookside Memories
    Going to the pool on a hot summer’s day.
    Swinging on her garden swing, and the ivy vines hanging nearby.
    I can still remember my first taste of pepperoni that has turned into a lifelong affair. Aunt Frances gave that first slightly spicy slice of heaven to me.
    Watching movies in the downstairs TV room, especially King Kong, the original King Kong. And the Tarzan movies.
    Listening to the beautiful Scottish music that she played on the record player.
    And something Aunt Frances told me when we were getting ready for church one Sunday.
    She asked me if I had brushed my hair. I told her that I had. She told me to brush it again until it was perfect. And then she told me something that has stuck with me all of these years…
    Paula, brush your hair until it is perfect. If you don’t strive for perfection, you will never achieve it.
    I have tried to live my life by those words.
    As long as we keep her memory alive, Aunt Frances will always be with us.
    So, Aunt Frannie, this isn’t good bye…
    This is see you around.
    May the Angels that Play the Bagpipes take You into Heaven.
    Paula Ann