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Joanne Patricia Wooldridge

March 20, 1952 - April 23, 2020

Joanne Patricia Wooldridge, age 68, of Newark DE, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2020.

Born in Buffalo, NY on March 20, 1952, she was a daughter of Jack Richard and the late Gladys Norma (Carson) Hendricks. Joanne enjoyed caring for children and previously ran a home day care. She was always concerned about others and offered a helping hand when she could. In her spare time, Joanne enjoyed going on trips to the beach. Above all, she loved her grandchildren and cherished time spent with them. Joanne will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.

Joanne is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Robert Edward “Bob” Wooldridge; sons, Rob (Mandee), Jeff (Jenna) and Steve (Sarah); siblings, Jerry Hendricks (Barbara), Jimmy Hendricks (Jennifer) and Susie Nagle (Mike); 7 grandsons; and 1 granddaughter.

All services will be held privately.

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45 Condolences for Joanne Patricia Wooldridge

  • Our love and prayers to Joanne’s family.

  • Bob: condolences to you and your family on the loss of your precious wife and mother. May she rest in eternal peace with her Heavenly Father.

  • I Love you ❤️ Miss you so much!!

  • I am so sorry for your loss. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Joanne will be forever remembered as a sweet and caring friend. My heartfelt sympathies to Bob, her children, grandchildren and entire family. God Bless.

  • Dear Bob and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Joanne for a number of years. I know she will be truly missed by her family. May your memories keep you strong. RIP Joanne. God bless!

  • Bobby, it’s been a long time but, growing up with Joanne and you are great memories. Please except my condolences and please remember that there are more prayers out there for you and your family than you can possibly imagine.

  • Bobby, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful person and friend. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Praying for Bob and all the boys. So sorry that we aren’t able to do these face to face.

  • Dear Bob and Family,
    Doug and I will truly miss Joanne. She was a wonderful neighbor and a great help to us when we needed day care for Katy. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Roberta & Doug Repetti

  • Dave and I extend our heartfelt sympathies to the entire family. We were deeply saddened to learn of Joanne’s passing this morning. I saw Joanne regularly when she worked at Brader Elementary School managing the cafeteria. And, of course, we knew one another from First Presbyerian Church where our children grew up together. We offer prayers for peace and comfort for the entire family.
    Mimi Lovelace

  • Dear Bob and Family, We were very saddened to learn of Joanne’s passing. Please accept our condolences. Sincerely, Ed, Nora and Dave Kessler

  • Bob and Wooldridge family:
    Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of Joanne. My heart and prayers are with you all.

  • We are remembering all those times we sat with Joanne at baseball games and wrestling matches. We remember her warm smile and friendly nature. We witnessed first hand Joanne’s devotion to her sons, husband and friends. We were blessed to have known her. Bob please know we are holding you and your family in prayer.

  • Bobby and family, We are so sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories help you and your family at this difficult time.

  • Dear Bob and family,
    My condolences on hearing of Joanne’s passing. Many fond memories from working with the Newark Wrestling Team and Boosters.

  • Dear Bob,
    Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear about Joanne’s passing. We are so glad that we had a chance to hang out with you & Joanne at Pat’s. We enjoyed the great conversations and will think of Joanne every time we use the hand warmers she gave us. Our love ❤️ and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Bob and Family: Sue and I want to offer our sincere sympathies. We remember Joanne, you and the boys from the great little league years and we know that she will be really missed. We are keeping you and your family in our prayers. Our deepest condolences, Sue and Bill Moore.

  • Steve: Our condolences to you, your Dad and brothers for your loss. No words can express the deepness of our sympathy for you and your family. While I have never had the privilege of meeting your parents or brothers, I know your family must be awesome as I do know you for the character and heart that you have. Our prayers and wishes for comfort go out to you and your family.

  • Steve and family; So sorry for the loss of your Mother. I know her Goodness, her Caring and her Wisdom will continue to live in you and all of your extended family.
    Gerardo Trevino.

  • Steve, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Steve & Family, I am very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you all.

  • Steve and Family:
    We are so sorry for your loss. May God watch over her and we pray for healing for your family.

  • Steve and Family,
    I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Our condolences go out to you and your family.

  • Our sympathy is with you and your family. May you have comfort in knowing the love and memories she has left with you, family and friends.

  • Dear Bob and Family: It is with heartfelt condolences to all of you with the passing of Joanne. She was so sweet and loved by so many. As a CHS classmate of both of you, she will be missed by our class of 1970. God bless you, Bob and your family. 🙏🙏

  • Love and miss you.

  • Steve and Family; What a sweet face; wish we could have met. So very sorry for such a heartache. Praying wisdom and peace of heart as you work through all of this.

  • Our deepest sympathies to the Wooldridge family. We couldn’t have asked for better neighbors. Joanne was a second mom to many of the kids in Newark, as the Wooldridge house was the gathering spot for a full decade. Joanne’s grace and calmness when surrounded by children was incredible. She will be missed by the entire community.
    —Dan, Sue, Francine, and Keith Simmons

  • Godspeed to you and family.

  • We would like to express our sympathy to Bob and sons in their loss of Joanne. We have many happy memories with all of you at Newark American Little League. Joanne was such a caring person who adored her family. We are so sorry for your loss. Susan & Lou Tretta

  • Bob and family I am so sorry for your loss Joanne and I would message each other everyday I cannot believe she is gone God picked a beautiful Angel to look down and watch you the boys their wives and those beautiful grandkids along with her Dad and her sister and brother God bless you all if there is anything I can do please dont hesitate to ask Thank you all for including Ashley and I today I am so glad I have so many memories with her God Bless Debi Salvucci

  • Rest, ye who are heavy laden. You will be missed.

  • Our family feels so honored that Joanne was a part of our life. I remember standing and talking with her at church, little league games, swim meets and at the beach. We were so proud of our boys when they were students at Virginia Tech. We talked and consoled one another after the campus tragedy. Joanne was always a person you could turn to for a kind and honest conversation. Joanne will be missed. Hugs to all.

  • Bob and family members, what a beautiful service to celebrate her life. She will truly be missed by so many of us. Her legacy of love will live on within each of you. As you grieve her, I pray that your precious memories you have stored up of your sweet time together will flood your mind. I know she is so proud of each of her boys, their wives, and precious grands. I feel honored I knew her and called her friend and Mammy to our grands. Love to all. We so missed seeing all of you in person. Hugs, till we gather again.

  • My heart goes out to Bob and the entire family. My parents lived next door to Joanne and Bob on Vassar Drive for years. Joanne was a wonderful, kind lady. Heaven got an angel who will light up the skies watching over her family. God bless you all.

  • We are deeply sorry for your loss, Bob. My parents lived next door for years and we all cherished Joanne. She was a thoughtful and kind friend who frequently surprised our family with homemade treats and quiet good deeds. She will always be a lovely part of our memories of life on Vassar Drive.

  • Bob: I am so sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. It was always such a joy to see the two of you at Pat’s. Stay well and know Adrian and I are thinking of you.

  • I am heartbroken to hear about Joanne’s passing. I wish I could give you both a hug. I am sending my deepest sympathies to you, Bob, and your family. Joanne will forever be in my heart and remembered as a compassionate + wonderful woman.

  • My dearest childhood friend. I will miss seeing you around Facebook. I pray during this grieving time that your Hubby, Sons and family can heal when the time is right . Everyone grieves differently. We will see you tomorrow because heaven has no time !

  • Dear Bob, Robbie, Jeff and Steven,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you have our prayers and deepest sympathy.
    With love,
    Larry and Rachel

  • You are such a sweet lady. I will miss you dearly. I am praying for your family. RIP

  • Bob,
    Truly sorry for your loss! Cherish your memories and know you will be together again one day. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Prayers to you and your family.

  • It is still so hard to believe Joanne is gone. Our hearts are broken. We have so many wonderful memories of Joanne and Bob over the years with our boys at Newark American Little League. Good times to treasure for sure. Never to be forgotten. Joanne so loved her family. They were everything to her. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Bob, I wish I could find the words to comfort you. I know you well and I don’t think there are any words that will help. I know how much you loved Joanne, and I hope you can understand my love for her. I know how she cherished her entire family. You all made her very happy. She is watching every day with her mother along side of her. She saved me many times and she told Bill “he will always be the same”. I have almost called many times..it is very hard to accept she won’t answer the phone. If you need anything please call or stop by..We love you very much and we will do anything to help you. Give all the kids a hug from us and her “Dad” too. I can never say “Goodbye”