Marie E. Hama - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Marie E. Hama

October 4, 1941 - February 10, 2024

Marie E. Hama, age 82, of Wilmington, DE, and formerly of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 10, 2024.

Born in Mahanoy City, PA on October 4, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Arnold and Marie (Mokelar) Reese. Marie worked in order fulfillment at Avon for many years.

In her leisure time, Marie enjoyed shopping and visiting craft shows with her children. She was proud of her Irish heritage and loved reciting Irish ditties. Above all, she cherished time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Marie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph P. Hama; and siblings, Anna Paulaconis, May Wisler, Catherine Kane, George Reese, and John Reese. She is survived by her son, Philip Hama (Sue); daughters, Sharlene “Shari” Cannon and Karen Hama (Henry Leach); sister, Helen Marstellar; grandchildren, William Cannon (Christine), Kyle Cannon (Amy Casalvera) and Rachael Hama; great-granddaughters, Brianna and Bentley; and many loving nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am, following the visitation, at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

A charitable gift may be made in Marie’s honor to Holy Family R.C. Church at the address listed above or Jewish Family Services of Delaware’s COMPASS program for dementia care and caregiver support. Make checks payable to JFS Delaware, 99 Passmore Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803 or make a gift online by clicking here, you may indicate “COMPASS program” in the check memo or donation message.


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  • Marie Hama stole my heart. ❤️ I had the pleasure of working with her as a caregiver for over 3 years. Maria was my loving client. Would tell me so many Irish ditties and gave me excellent advice when my husband was ill . Loved her and her family. She is Truly missed.
    Juanita Pulliam
    Senior Helpers

  • My prayers and love go out to the family, Shari, Philip and Karen. I have wonderful memories of visiting Aunt Marie and her family on trips to Delaware. She was always friendly and had a great time with my cousins. God bless.

  • I love you so much Marie. I remember my visits to Boston Run when we were both very young. I miss you. Rest in Peace. You were so loved by your family.

  • Mom you are missed and always will be. You were the best. I love you ❤️

  • Sending my deepest condolences 🙏 to the family . The lord has got a new angel

  • Aunt Marie was a bright light in our family! We always enjoyed her Irish wit and sense of humor. I have many fond memories of visiting her as a child. She told us her nickname in school we Reese’s buttercup. We will miss her but are happy she is out of pain and at peace.
    Tony & Sallie Reese