Mary Alice (Lucas) Lutes - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Mary Alice (Lucas) Lutes

May 8, 1941 - May 27, 2023

Mary Alice (Lucas) Lutes, age 82, formerly of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 27, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE on May 8, 1941, she was the daughter of the late B. Franklin and Mary (Janda) Lucas. She attended P.S. DuPont High School in Wilmington and worked for Bank of Delaware before leaving to raise her five children she shared with her husband, Michael.

Mary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and beloved friend. She took great joy in her family, especially her grandchildren. She dedicated herself to attending every football, baseball, basketball and soccer game, swim meet, school event and dance recital. She made every birthday and holiday special while keeping family traditions alive.

In addition to her parents, Mary is predeceased by her beloved husband of 54 years Michael L. Lutes, Sr. Mary is survived by her children, Cynthia Peden (Michael) of Hockessin, DE, Michael Lutes Jr. (Jennifer) of Hockessin, DE, David Lutes (Laure) of Wilmington, DE, Deborah Lutes of Bel Air, MD  and Mark Lutes (Melissa) of Newark DE; and 10 grandchildren, Sean Peden (Erin), Marleigh Peden, Madeline Lutes, Grant Lutes, Delaney Lutes, Benjamin Lutes, Gannon Lutes, Lucas Lutes, Peyton Lutes and Blake Lutes.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to AccentCare Hospice for the love and care provided.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11:30 am.  Interment will be held privately at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852 or online by clicking here.


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  • Love and best wishes to the whole family. We are still recovering from a trip to Maryland in late May for a memorial service for our niece, Jennifer’s husband. We probably will not make the service in June but out thoughts and prayers will be with all of you.
    Love Uncle Joe & Aunt Barb

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. May her memory be eternal.

  • Laurie told us of Mary Alice’s passing. We were sorry to hear this. As our neighbor, we knew she was a devoted mother and wife. Her family meant everything to her.

    Laurie told us of Mary Alice’s passing. We were so sorry to hear this. As her neighbor, we knew she was a devoted mother and wife. Her family meant everything to her. We know she is now with her husband Michael and still watching over all of her family from heaven.

  • So very sorry to hear of Moms passing.I had worked with her at bank of Delaware

  • Our deepest sympathy to all the family. We cannot ease your sadness and pain but know that you are in our hearts and thoughts.

  • I always remember your mom and the beautiful smile she had..she was such a wonderful neighbor and caring mom. My thoughts and prayers are for each of you and her. Keep each wonderful memory that you have and stay close to each other.
    Barbara Kacmarcik

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your mother and how kind she always was.

  • Our deepest regrets are sent to you all. Like your dad she was a special person.