Marie F. (Gilkey) Thayer - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Marie F. (Gilkey) Thayer

Born July 18, 1926

Marie F. (Gilkey) Thayer, age 90, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

Born in Wildwood, NJ on July 18, 1926, Marie was raised in Old New Castle and was the daughter of the late John and Amanda (Cox) Gilkey. She was a talented homemaker who devoted her life to caring for her family.

In her leisure time, Marie enjoyed swimming and trips to local casinos. She was a gifted guitar player and sang with her late husband in various bands throughout the Tri-State area.

In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen C. Thayer. She is survived by her daughters, Alberta McCary of New Castle and LuAnn (Ellsworth) Curlett and husband, Raymond of Wilmington; 2 grandchildren, Michael Noronowicz and wife, Chrisvianti and Lisa Marie Breslin, all of New Castle; 2 great grandchildren, Ian Breslin of Wilmington and Kyle Breslin of Florida; and stepdaughter, Sandra Thayer-Moore of St. Georges.

The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to Marie’s caregiver, Della (Robinson) King and to LeeAnn and Tiffani of Compassionate Care Hospice for the loving care they provided.

Services and interment will be held privately.


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4 Condolences for Marie F. (Gilkey) Thayer

  • Dear LuAnn and Raymond,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of deep sorrow and sadness. May the Lord Bless and comfort you and your family at this time. Please take care of yourself and one another. My deepest condolences to you and yours.
    In Faith,

  • Dear Alberta,
    I’m so sorry about your mother. I know you are going through a heartbreaking loss but I hope you find comfort in your memories of times with your mother. Know your mom is watching over you from a far better place.


  • Dear Alberta, Mike, and Christy: My heart and prayers are with you in the loss of your mother and Nana. This is a difficult time, but as you know, God will see you through it. Blessings, Carol

  • To Alberta and family:

    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. May the good memories you all shared with her be of comfort to you now and in the days ahead. You have my deepest sympathies. God bless you all during this very difficult time.