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.


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16 Condolences for Francis E. Pelletier

  • Love you, Dad. Thanks for the beautiful life you gave us, and your and Mom’s gift of my Sisters! You lived by example. Family is the most important of all (and not all family is blood related). Cindy

  • So sorry for your loss. Your parents were very special. I will be praying for you all

  • Your Love and kindness will always be remembered thank you for welcoming me into your family. Love Janine and Ron

  • Dear Jo, Larry and family,
    My deepest and most sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. He is singing and riding heavenly clouds now with your Mama. May God continue to comfort and keep you.
    Caren Wilson & Family

  • Prayers for Mr. Pelletier’s Family. He, as well as his family, will be greatly missed here at Millcroft. May God Hold Him in the Palm of His Hand Until You Meet Again.

  • Such a kind loving gentleman. Always had a smile on his face. He loved his family above all else. So sad that he is gone but he is in a better place now. His family and friends have their wonderful memories to cherish. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Uncle Francis. I’m so happy I got to talk to you alot on the phone. And you always new me. I’m so very Blessed to be given an Uncle like you. You always me me feel loved. Everytime I came to visit you made me smile. Thanks for being the best Uncle ever. I will treasure our times together forever. May you go with everyone else up there in heaven. I’m sure they were waiting. Love you Uncle. Always and forever your niece Kimberly. I will see you again one day. Until then know I love you.

  • Uncle you and aunt madeline was my favorite while i was going up. U r home always was so fun. Thank u for my cousins and having loving memories. You will be missed dearly. I love u Uncle. R I P kiss my dad and tell him i miss him. Love Suzanne

  • My sincere condolences to the family. Francis was a good friend and individual to work for. The family will be in my thoughts and prsyers. R I P my friend.

  • Uncle Francis, you will always be remembered fondly in my heart for your loving and kind spirit. Thanks for the happy memories with you, Aunt Madeline and my cousins. And of course, Bill and I thank you for “chauffeuring” us on our wedding day…couldn’t have had a better guy do the job! R I P now Uncle with Aunt Madeline and all your loved ones that have gone on before you by your side. Looking to heaven and sending kisses your way. Until we meet again, I love you and miss you. Love, Paulette

  • Thanks so much friend for your constant faith that lifts me daily.

  • I’m very sorry that Francis passed away recently. I’m glad that he is with the Lord and his wife and is no longer in pain. I knew Francis for many years at the mall where many people walked and visited. He really loved his family. We could see this when he told stories about his wife, his daughters and others in his family. Francis would often wear shorts and ss shirts and kid us for wearing warmer clothes. Francis was a great guy and his friends at the mall will miss him and bid him God’s speed on his new journey.

  • Please accept my condolences and prayers. “Weeping may go on all night, but in the morning there is joy.” Psalm 29:5. LBV

  • Sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I can remember his broad smile and quiet mannerism.
    My condolances to Yvonne and her whole family.

  • Thanks so much kim love u so much and cherish all our memories

  • Girls, I know it was so sad to say goodbye to your Dad but you will all be together again one day. Your parents certainly played a big part in our daughter, Sandee’s, life and we appreciate the love that was shown to her. Family is wonderful and so glad yours is still together. Love you all!