Ida L. Maxwell

December 30, 1921 - August 18, 2018

Ida L. Maxwell, age 96, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 18, 2018.

Born in Oakland, CA, on December 30, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Joe C. and Mary (Souza) Ledo. Ida dedicated her career as a cafeteria worker in the Colonial School District and retired after several years of service.

Raised in Hawaii, Ida met her husband during Pearl Harbor. She was a devout Catholic. Ida enjoyed family gatherings, especially with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and never missed a chance to play bingo.

In addition to her parents, Ida was preceded in death by her husband, Harry H. Maxwell. She is survived by her children, William J. Maxwell (Sissy) of New Castle, Paul H. Maxwell (Jayne) of New Castle and Marie I. Ferrier (Michael) of Wilmington; 12 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am, on Friday, August 24, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ida’s memory to Holloway Terrace Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 684, New Castle, DE 19720 or Ursuline Academy Building Fund, 1106 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806.


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  • Marie,
    My heart is so totally with you right now. I know how hard this is on you and how hard the road has been getting to this point. There is nothing that compares to losing your mother.
    My love to you and Mike and all your family. Stay strong, knowing that you did everything you could for her and that she is in paradise now – and take good care of yourself through the grieving process. So wish I could be there with you.

  • Bill & Sis, Paul & Jayne, sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.

  • Maxwell Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

  • Maxwell Family,

    Deepest Sympathy to the Maxwell Family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

    Stosh & Kelly Skrzec

  • Thinking of you all as you mourn the loss of your mom (grandmom). Glad that she is pain-free and smiling down on all of you from heaven. Sure hope your faith and memories bring comfort. God bless you all. Hugs ~ Duck, Terri & Emily

  • So sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Bill, Paul, and Family :
    I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your Mother. A Mother’s love is second to none. I hope that your Mother’s memories will help ease the heartfelt pain at this most difficult time. I will have you and your Family in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!

  • Marie, Paul and Bill, I am sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was so kind and like a second mother to me. I remember taking her to meet your father every Saturday over to Minquadale where they got together with family and friends. She will be missed.

    Vinnie Meloni

  • To Bill, Sis, and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    May Ida Maxwell rest in peace and God bless her. She will truly be missed.

  • Bill, Sissy, Paul, Jayne and families,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending our deepest condolences to all of you. You have a lifetime of wonderful memories to keep her in your heart forever. Sending our love, hugs and prayers to all of you.
    Jim and Deb Watson❤️

  • Paul ,Bill and family So sorry for the loss of your Mother