LUCILLE J. (LICHARD) MCNERTNEY - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory


Lucille J. (Lichard) McNertney, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Millcroft Healthcare Center in Newark.

Lucille was born in Hazleton, PA, in 1914, the daughter of the late Melchiorre and Felicia Lichard. She worked as a secretary for the DuPont Company at Stine-Haskell Laboratories in Newark, DE and retired in 1981 after 25 years of service. Lucille was a long time member of St. John’s“Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Newark Senior Center and had volunteered at the Newark Free Library.

In addition to her parents, Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, William J. McNertney; five sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her son, William J. McNertney, Jr. of Ponte Vedra, FL; daughters, Patricia M. Walzl of Salida, CO and Christiann Thompson of Lebanon, NJ; two grandchildren, Kelley Davis and Daniel Walzl; and two great grandchildren, Jude and Angela Walzl.

Burial and services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Newark Free Library, 750 Library Avenue, Newark, DE 19711.


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  • My husband and I would like to express our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of your beloved Lucille. We wanted to share with you comfort from God’s Word, found in John 5:28,29. Here we are given the wonderful hope of the resurrection of our dear loved ones here on earth, just as Lazarus was in John 11. Draw comfort in knowing that when our enemy death strikes, we are never alone, Our Heavenly Father shares our pain and sorrow when someone we love dies. (Psalm 34:18) May all the many wonderful memories you made and shared together bring a smile and warmth to your hearts as you begin to heal. Share them and her memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved her. Take care of yourselves and each other during this very difficult time.

  • Hi Bill:

    Our family would like for you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Your mom was a beautiful woman and will be missed by all. Please let us know if you need anything at all. LOVE – Sheila Waters Moran

    Mary Waters Langrell (John)
    Lynda Waters Webster (Donnie)
    Debra Waters Roome (Jim)
    Diana Waters Gantt (Dallas)

  • Thank you Sheila and family for your kind thoughts. Bill lives in FL now. I will be sure to pass on your message and have him check the website to read it himself.
    Best Regards,