Julie Ann Stevens (McDermott) - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Julie Ann Stevens (McDermott)

November 26, 1964 - July 3, 2024

Julie Ann Stevens (McDermott), affectionately known as Hollywood, Miranda, Lillian Foxy, Favorite Aunt Julie and Meemaw, 59, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, succumbing to metastatic breast cancer. Julie endured her 8-year battle displaying heroic courage, optimism, and humor.

Until recently, Julie walked daily, was a life-long skier and enjoyed motorcycle trips with her husband, Bart. In her younger years, she enjoyed roller skating, field hockey, softball and playing the oboe.

Julie adored her nieces and nephews. They were drawn to her because she was so friendly and engaging. She would plan fun activities and host the kids for ice cream at the UD Creamery or a trip to the zoo. Being Meemaw to her grandchildren Carter and Charlotte was one of the greatest joys of Julie’s life.

Born in Altoona, PA, on November 26, 1964, Julie was the third daughter of Margaret Ann and the late John E. McDermott. Raised in Wilmington, DE, she was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School and Elizabethtown College. Julie dedicated 35 years of service to Wilmington Trust and later M&T Bank as a banking officer. She was respected and cherished by her colleagues and customers. Julie managed to work despite her illness until October 2023.

In addition to her father, Julie was preceded in death by her daughters, Erica and Amy Stevens. Julie will be dearly missed by her devoted husband of 33 years, Bart Stevens; children, Sean Stevens (Vanessa) and Erin Stevens; mother, Margaret Ann McDermott; siblings, Mark McDermott, Cheryl McDermott (Eileen), Carol Hunter, Kevin McDermott (Karen), and Michael McDermott (Gretchen); grandchildren, Carter and Charlotte Stevens; and sister-in-law, Eileen Bowen. Tragically, Julie’s sister-in-law Francine Kositsky, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 6, 2024.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:00 am until 11:00 am on Friday, July 19, 2024, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 345 Bear Christiana Road, Bear, DE 19701, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 am. Inurnment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805.

Donations in Julie’s memory can be made to the Abramson Cancer Center Development Office, payable to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

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  • Aunt Julie, you truly were a beautiful woman inside and out and you will be missed by so many people and never forgotten. You absolutely were the cool and fun Aunt to all the kiddos. Your strength has always been something I have truly admired. I love you, we all love you.

  • Julie was an amazing sister. We miss her dearly. Selfish I wish she was still with us. But grateful she is no longer in pain. She fought a valiant battle against a terrible disease. Rest in Peace dear Julie aka Judy. My nickname for my sister. Whom I dearly loved. 💕💕🕊️💔Cheryl

  • My heart goes out to all of you! Julie was such a genuinely sweet person and will be missed by so many. She’s resting in the arms of Jesus now. God’s blessings on her family and close friends.

  • I am so sad to read about Julie’s passing. She was such a huge help to me when I became sole financial POA for my mother. She walked me through the entire process and put me at ease. I don’t know what I would’ve done without her. The world has lost a wonderful person way too soon. My sincerest sympathy goes out to the entire family.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, family. My deepest condolences, prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Beautiful tribute❤️🙏🏼🕊

  • Kevin – so very sorry that we cannot join you at her Mass. And extra sorry for the tragic loss of her sister-in-law. What more can a family handle. God be with all of you.

  • I am so sorry for the loss of your dear sister Julie. God bless you and your family during this heartbreaking time.

  • A beautiful tribute. May her love, kindness, and strength live on forever.

  • I had the pleasure of working with Julie @ M&T Bank for several years and to say she added brightness to every day is an understatement!!! Light seemed to follow her and she was a true inspiration every single day! RIP dear Julie!!! ❤❤❤

  • So Very Sorry, she was amazing woman and a bundle of fun. She would always give Cheryl & I little lectures, I cannot recall why?? Lol But it was because
    she cared. That’s just the kind of person she was.
    Rest in Peace & in Power Jules. 💔

  • Hello Erin;I’m thinking of you at this time;

  • Thinking of your family during this difficult time. I am sure Amy was up there welcoming her with open arms and the biggest smile.

  • My heart is very sad for Bart and family and the McDermott family she was a lovely gal have not seen her in a few years every time I come home to Delaware I would stop by her Bank in Branmar but she wasn’t there the last 2 times I had no idea she was ill love from all the Mulhern family 🍀

  • We were so saddened to hear of Julie’s passing. Such a kind person and always willing to help others. We would occasionally see Julie at M&T and be able to say “Hello” and briefly catch up on little things with her and her family.
    Our condolences to all of Julie’s family.
    Steve & Kathy Russo

  • We’re so sorry for your loss and heavens gain. Sending up prayers for peace and comfort for you and the family.

  • My heartfelt condolences to your family and to all those that were blessed to have known Julie. She was one of my mentors back in the 1980-90’s at WTC, and at that time, became a friend and yes, she was a stellar and loyal banker and definitely a fun colleague. Recently, I met and worked briefly with her son, Sean and was glad to have reconnected with Julie at the Suburban Plaza office. May you feel the outpouring of love and support of your friends and family that now surrounds you and hope it provides some comfort for your profound loss. I will cherish her smile, sense of humor, and the fond memories forever in my heart.

  • I am so saddened to her of Julie’s battle with cancer and her passing. I worked with her at Wilmington Trust. Julie was always a ray of sunshine and optimism. My condolences to her family. Her kindness to others will live on in their hearts forever.