Margaret D. Painter - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Margaret D. Painter

Born March 4, 1927

Margaret D. Painter, known fondly as “Marge,” age 89, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 24, 2016.

Marge was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 4, 1927, and was the daughter of the late William H. and Margaret (Lange) Painter. She made her career as a chartist for DuPont at the company’s Chestnut Run site, retiring in 1991 after 36 years of service.

Marge was a talented artist and adored animals of all kinds. She was a longtime friend of Bill W. Marge will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her brother, William Martin Painter (Melanie) of Florida; nieces, Jeannette Abi-Rafeh (Ib) and Jill Norburn (Charles); nephew, Carl Painter (Chris); great niece, Katie Norburn; great nephews, William and Charles Norburn and Benjamin Abi-Rafeh; and longtime friend and caregiver, Patricia Olazagasti.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff of Heartland Hospice for the compassionate and loving care they provided.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, July 1, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.


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  • I was saddened to read of the loss of your loved one. When
    we lose our loved one in death it is the most difficult
    time in our life. However, there is loving
    comfort in Psalms 55:22 to “throw your burden on God
    and he will sustain you..” Yes, no matter what you are facing
    God is there to help you get through it. May you continue to
    have the love and support from family and friends. I sincerely
    hope that this Bible message brings you
    a measure of comfort during this difficult time.

  • Marge was our next store neighbor in Richardson park for a number of years. She was a kind and gentle soul who always had time to say hi and ask how you were.
    She was always kind to my daughters when they were little.
    Her art skills were invaluable when we started the Conrad HS Alumni band in the early 80’s as she helped to recreate images that had not been available for years.
    She made our family better by just knowing her.
    Tim Laushey

  • We were not the best communicators, but know that you will be missed. We take comfort in knowing Pat was around to keep her company.