Mary Ann Reder-Hopper - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Mary Ann Reder-Hopper

September 20, 1959 - November 23, 2021

Mary Ann Reder-Hopper, age 62, of Bear, DE, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on September 20, 1959, she was a daughter of Mary (Ferenc) Reder and the late Anton Reder. Mary is survived by her loving husband of 26 years, Jimmy Carl Hopper, Sr; brother, Anthony Reder (Jill) and his son, Jack; sons, Jimmy Hopper, Jr. (Lauren) and Matthew Hopper (Shauna); grandchildren, Jimmy III, Lucy, Luke, Urijah, and Valencia; and cousins in the United States and overseas.

Mary graduated from William Penn High School in 1977, where she made many lifelong friends. Following graduation, Mary started her 44-year career with DuPont. She continued her education by receiving numerous degrees from Wilmington College.

Mary will always be known for her smile, her laugh and her stories. She enjoyed being with friends and family and would never miss a chance to get together.  She loved the time that she spent with the grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 pm until 1 pm on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. A memorial service will begin at 1 pm.  The family requests that all in attendance where a face mask, regardless of vaccination status, and be mindful of social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends and family make a donation to St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church, 521 Harmony Street, New Castle, DE 19720, or to a charity of the donor’s choice in Mary’s memory.


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22 Condolences for Mary Ann Reder-Hopper

  • I am deeply saddened and send prayers to Jim and family. Mary was a wonderful colleague at DuPont Pharma who always had a smile and a story!

  • Jim,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I’m sure the suddenness of it is devastating. Mary will be missed by everyone. I recently moved to Colorado and will not be able to attend her services. Please know my thoughts are with you and your family.

    Debbie DiOssi

  • It was my pleasure to know Mary for the time I did. She always made me smile with her unique sense of humor. She was a wonderful grandmother. We were all blessed to know her and she will be missed greatly.

  • Harry and I are so shocked and saddened to hear of Mary’s passing. She was such a kind and fun person and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her. To her family, we hope you can find some comfort in the memories you have of all the good times. Our hearts go out to you.
    Mikie McGinnes and Harry Blackston

  • My sincere condolences to Mary’s family. I did not work closely with her, but she was in Procurement, and that was like one, big family. May your memories of her bring you peace. I’m so sorry.

  • So sad to hear of Mary’s passing. She could light up a room with her smile & laugh. Glad I had the opportunity to work with her. Rest In Peace.

  • We were stunned to hear this sad news. Mary was such a fun-loving person, and so full of life. She was really great at keeping in touch with old friends, like me. It would be years in between visits, but it only seemed like days. Please know we’ll be keeping you in our thoughts and in our hearts, and wishing you all the strength you need today, and in the days to come. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Little Mary, I will miss you so much. Much love to you, Hop. I wish I could make it Delaware to be with everyone. Know I’ve been holding you all in my heart ❤️

    Love from Florida,

  • Stunned at this news! Jim, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!

  • I am so sorry for your loss. You and Mary were the best neighbors I could have. I enjoyed our evening swims and each other’s company. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    The Mooney Family

  • Jim and family, I am so very saddened to hear of Mary’s passing, my heartfelt condolences. Mary was a beautiful person inside and out! Heaven has truly gained an angel! ❣️ Robin Mariano

  • I worked with Mary at Dupont. I was so sorry to hear the news of her passing. My condolences to her family.

  • I was saddened by seeing Mary Ann’s obit in the paper. I worked with Mary for many years and enjoyed her very much. She was looking forward to retirement. I’m sorry for your loss.

  • You will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone

  • Jim,
    We can hardly describe how sorry we were to hear of your loss. Mary was one of the most fun loving friends we ever knew.Seems like she always had a smile on her face.
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Paul & Alexis Pineault

  • I worked with Mary at DuPont. I was shocked and saddened to hear of her passing. I will miss hearing her cheerful voice on the other end of the phone. My condolences to the family.

  • Prayers to Mary’s entire family, she will be missed so much. Loved working with her and becoming good friends, lots of laughs for sure. Heaven sure gained a wonderful person.

  • I was so stunned and saddened to hear of Mary’s passing. She was such a kind, sweet person, and I’m sure she will be missed by so many.

  • We are so sad and we both loved Mary so much! She was always a great friend to us. We are so sorry for your family. Mary will be missed by every person that was blessed to know her. She was a true friend, with an amazing laugh and she shared her love with everyone that knew her. We were blessed to know her for so many years and we will miss her so much.

  • I worked with Mary. I’m so sorry to hear she passed away. Please accept my condolences. She was always willing to lend a helping hand when I needed help with a beautiful smile on her face.

  • Mary was a wonderful person that left the world too soon – she had so much yet to do and look forward to! Warm condolences to her family and friends who now have a big hole in their hearts and lives. I am blessed to have known Mary and enjoyed many good times together. Rest in Peace, my Dear.

  • So sorry I just saw mary and hop in sept at Dairy Queen I had no idea