Frances M. “Fran” (DeRocili) Mangini - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Frances M. “Fran” (DeRocili) Mangini

December 29, 1950 - November 18, 2023

Frances M. “Fran” (DeRocili) Mangini, age 72, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE on December 29, 1950, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Assunta (Pannacione) DeRocili. Fran worked as an office manager at DuPont Co.

Fran loved nothing more than to cook and bake for her friends and family, she was always at your door with a home cooked meal and dessert whenever you needed it. When she wasn’t in the kitchen, she could often be found crocheting or gardening. Fran was always on the move and rarely took a break. Above all, she cherished her family and the memories she made with them.

In addition to her parents, Fran was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas DeRocili; and granddaughter, Kai Sweeny. She is survived by her children, Michael Sweeny of Greenville and Matthew Sweeny (Andrea) of Newark; siblings, Kathy Littell (Larry) and Anthony DeRocili (Brenda), both of Dover; grandchildren, Emily, Jake, Aiden, and Mikayla; niece, Stephanie DeRocili; and great-niece, Sanai DeRocili.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Monday, November 27, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 2 pm. Inurnment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fran’s memory to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380 or online by clicking here.


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15 Condolences for Frances M. “Fran” (DeRocili) Mangini

  • Matt Andrea Emily and Aiden,
    I am so very sorry for you loss. Prayers for your family and Fran.
    Love you guys

  • The Garbayo family extends our deepest condolences on Fran’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Fran’s memory will undoubtedly live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved them. Wishing you strength and comfort as you navigate through this loss.

    The Garbayo’s

  • So sorry to hear this may you rest in peace Cuz

  • Matt, Andrea, Emily and Aiden. So very sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Fran. Love you all very much. Aunt Cin

  • I am so sorry for your loss.Please take my sincere condolences.

  • Matt, Andrea, Emily, and Aiden, holding you in my thoughts and my heart. I am praying for your comfort and strength and peace for Fran.

  • To Kathy and her family my condolences.I will keep you end my prayers

  • Frannie..i will never forget our chats at work on the night shift, our trips to longwood gardens, and the annual musical held there..May you rest in peace my friend..I will keep my memories of you in my heart always…until we meet again…and we will meet again…🙏❤️. Sandi

  • I love you and I miss you . I will wait for you call.

  • Bless you Fran. To our family in the East, condolences and prayers. Love you all.

  • Kathi, Stephanie, and family, my sincere condolences and Prayers go out to you all! I am so very sorry for your loss!

  • From my early childhood, you’ve been both a big sister & 2nd mother to Tommy, Kathy and me!
    Whenever mom wasn’t home you stood in and cared for us. Even after I was grown and no longer living in our family home, you were always there for me when I needed you!
    I have always had a special place for you in my heart, but now that place is filled with emptiness and sorrow!
    I will Love you until the day that I die. Rest in peace Big Sis…until we meet again!!!
    Love Always, Your brother,

  • Please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother and grandmother. Fran was a lovely lady. God Bless, Sheila&Mike Sweeny

  • So sorry to hear of Fran’s passing. I worked with her at St Francis for many years. Such a kind person! May she Rest in Peace. My sincere condolences to her family.

  • Matt, Andrea, Emily and Aiden. I am so sorry for your loss. Fran was a great mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be missed my many. Praying for your family.