Georgette L. Borrelli - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Georgette L. Borrelli

October 8, 1944 - January 21, 2024

Georgette L. Borrelli, age 79, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024.

Born October 8, 1944, Georgette was the first of 10 children of George and Peggy Sterling of Delaware City. She spent her early and teenage years helping to care for her younger brothers and sisters, developing a genuine love of family. She attended high school at Ursuline Academy and talked fondly of her classmates, bus rides, and carpooling with friends from Delaware City and Middletown to schools in Wilmington. After graduation, she lived for a short time in Florida before returning to Delaware City, where she taught classes at St. Paul Church and was employed by Diamond Alkali Company. It was there that she met her husband and the love of her life, Frank E Borrelli, and they soon started her greatest love, their family. As her children grew up, Georgette reentered the job market, working retail sales at Central Furniture and the Lighthouse in Hockessin, and she loved helping her many customers furnish their homes. Georgette loved Christmas and decorating her home for the holidays, gaining knowledge and ideas from volunteering at Winterthur Museum. Georgette was a member of the choir and a Eucharistic minister at her church, St. John the Baptist-Holy Angels in Newark. She was a long-time volunteer at Christiana Care and loved to meet and help visitors and hospital residents at the Glass Box. She was a member of PEO Chapter D and enjoyed working with her PEO sisters on charity and community work. Georgette enjoyed travel and made many friends while traveling internationally with her husband.

Georgette is survived by her husband of 54 years, Frank; her daughter, Beth (Craig) Sims, Matthew (Brooke) Borrelli; three grandchildren, Caelan Sims, Chase Sims, and Maggie Borrelli; brothers William, Robert, Larry, Gregory, Micheal, sister Theresa Johnston and Christina Sterling, many cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and is pre-deceased, by her father and mother, George and Peg Sterling, her sister Patti Sterling and brother Ricky Sterling.

In her later years, Georgette faced the challenges of Alzheimer’s, bravely enduring its hardships. The family extends gratitude to the dedicated staff at Christiana Care and Griswald Home Care and the numerous caregivers who provided unwavering home care throughout her journey.  Georgette’s love for people and life remains cherished, even as her battle with Alzheimer’s cast a cloud over her vibrant spirit.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Friday, February 2, 2024, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 214 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE. A second visitation will be held from 9 am until 9:45 am on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at St. Paul Parish, 209 Washington Street, Delaware City, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Georgette’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online by clicking here or to Ursuline Academy, Advancement Office, 1106 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806 or online by clicking here.


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11 Condolences for Georgette L. Borrelli

  • Dear Beth & family,
    I only met your mom a few times, but her light & love of family shined brightly. May special memories of sweet times together provide comfort in your grief. Sending our condolences, The Zuniga family

  • Dear Frank and family, I’m sending my deepest condolences to you all, as you grieve your sweet Georgette, who I was blessed to know as a member of her P.E.O. Chapter. Georgette was kind and gentle with a humble, caring spirit. She loved her family so, and beamed when she spoke of you all often and of her upbringing in Delaware City. Her smile was contagious, as was her infectious laugh. Sending prayers of comfort at this time. Love, Ann Ashmore

  • The Borrelli and Sterling families have lost a light of the earth. Our hearts and prayers go out to Frank and children. The Sterling siblings have our hearts and prayers. Georgie, is resting now.
    With sadness and love,
    Ellen Sterling Bridge, Dan and Lindsy Bridge

  • May God bless the Borelli and Sterling family . God has called another Angel home . She can rest in peace now . She will be missed by all who knew her .

  • Terry, Stacie, The Sterling The Borrelli Families,
    We are so very sorry for your heartache. Please know that our family is praying for you.
    She is now your guardian angel smiling down on you all.

  • Dear Frank, My deepest sympathy to you and your precious family. Georgette was a lovely lady. Missed seeing her in recent times. May you be at Peace knowing Georgette is resting in that place we know as Paradise. Many Blessings to you as you grieve the loss of Georgette. She was a true Gem, beautiful in every way. Memories of your life together will be with you always. You and your family will miss her dearly. Take care my friend. Sincerely, Marianne Oratorio

  • Dear Frank and family, I am so sorry to hear about Georgette, as you all have my heartfelt and deepest sympathy. I will always remember Georgette as a beautiful, warm and delightful lady with a very memorable laugh and smile. Frank, I particularly remember the story when Georgette was helping you fix the dryer; she was truly a ‘good sport!’ Fondly, Judith

  • Dear Frank and family,
    Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your beautiful wife – I enjoyed the times all we spent together.
    Sending prayers

  • Dear Frank and family, I was so glad to see you at the visitation. Mom (Sandy Borrelli Ricci) was also very grateful to have had the chance to reconnect with family. We loved Georgette and it is clear you two had such a wonderful life together. Please know she made a big impact on all who met her. She’ll be missed. Let’s stay in touch please! Sending warm condolences and loving care.

  • dear Frank & family,
    I was sorry to read of your wife’s passing. Our cousin, Susie K. communicated the news.
    We send our condolences during this difficult time.

  • I was one of the caregivers for Mrs. Georgette for about 6 years until her passing. She was a wonderful person beautiful spirited person and I loved taking care of her God bless her and your family. Thank you all in her family for allowing me to take care of her all these years.💕🙏