Joanne C. "Cathy" Stewart - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Joanne C. “Cathy” Stewart

October 9, 1942 - August 5, 2023

Joanne C.  “Cathy” Stewart, age 80, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2023.

Born in Canton, OH on October 9, 1942, she was a daughter of the late James Chester and Margaret (Bellman) Johnston. Cathy was retired after working at Discover Card for many years.

Cathy enjoyed spending her free time working on word puzzles, reading a good book, and bird watching. She loved animals, especially llamas and butterflies. Above all, Cathy cherished her family and spending time with them.

In addition to her parents, Cathy was preceded in death by her brother, James Johnston (Jane) and nephew, James (Brad) Johnston and granddaughter Melanie Arculus-Boyle. She is survived by her 3 daughters, Dawn L.  Lavoie (Dwayne) of Chittenango, NY, Tara L. Proulx  (Dale) of New Castle, and Lisa G. Stewart of Lewes; niece, Carrie Megahan (Dan); 6 grandchildren, Nichole Coyne,  Keith Roberts, Mathew Lavoie, Adam Roberts,  Dale Proulx Jr.,  Michael Lavoie and 10 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 2 pm, with Keith Roberts officiating.  Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cathy’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or online by clicking here, or Faithful Friends Animal Rescue, 165 Airport Road, New Castle, Delaware 19720 or by clicking here.


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8 Condolences for Joanne C. “Cathy” Stewart

  • There we may not be able to attend the services we are with you all in spirit and in love, may God’s blessings overflow to those around you and for all the love that you showed your mom in her time of need

  • This lady will be missed so much , she was loved very much ,

  • Dear Cathy RIP your going to be missed by so many friends and family members. We are sorry that we couldn’t be with your family in Del. at this time.

    Sincerely, Art and Janet Lavoie

  • Thanks for sending. Cathy was friend of mine since High School and remained a friend for many years. I will miss her terribly. RIP my dear friend. LOVE ALWAYs

  • I will miss my friend and facebook buddy. May she rest in peace and may her family have wonderful memories of her.

  • My deepest condolences to family and friends. May your memories surround you with support and love through the passing of my fellow classmate.

  • Wonderful neighbors are treasures. Thank you Kathy for being one of them. You will be missed.

    Gloria James

  • Mom I miss you so much. 💔 You were my best friend, my confidant, my protector and my angel on Earth. Now you are my angel in heaven and I know you are still watching over me. You taught me everything about life, except how to live without you. I miss our daily phone calls and I miss your unconditional love. I love you in big ways, I love you in small ways, I love you All ways, always!!! Forever your favorite 😘 Rest easy, I will see you when God and Jesus and ready to bring me home.