Francis E. Pelletier
December 17, 1927 - August 7, 2018
Francis E. Pelletier, age 90, of Newark, DE, formerly of New Castle, DE and Bridgeton, NJ, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.
He was born on December 17, 1927 in Winchendon, MA and raised in French speaking Canada. Francis was one of seven children to the late Louis and Yvonne Pelletier. He proudly served his country in the U.S. army during the Korean War. Francis was a dye house manager for Bridgeton Dye & Finishing, retiring after 20 years of employment. After retirement, he worked at Flapdoodles in Newark, DE.
Francis was a former member of St. Teresa Church in Bridgeton, NJ and a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church in New Castle for over 20 years. He was a third and fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Francis loved gardening, traveling and spending time with his family at the shore. He enjoyed his daily walks around Christiana Mall while socializing. A loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, Francis will be dearly missed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death in 2015 by his loving wife of 61 years, Madeline Pelletier; sister, Irene Seguin; and brothers, Gerard, Bertrand, Alphonse, Albert, and Raymond Pelletier. Francis is survived by his daughters, Yvonne Crouch (Ronald) of Bridgeton, NJ, Cindy Roames (Glen) of Bridgeton, NJ, Josephine Godwin (Larry) of New Castle, DE, Annette Pierce (Kevin Hodapp) of East Brunswick, NJ and Michelle Rossi (Robert) of New Castle, DE; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Friday evening, August 10, 2018 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A second visitation will be held on Saturday morning, August 11, 2018 at the funeral home from 8:30 am until 9:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720. Interment will follow in Overlook Cemetery, 100 Overlook Drive, Bridgeton, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Church at the address listed above.