Mary E. Bowen - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Mary E. Bowen

April 28, 1929 - December 9, 2017

Mrs. Mary E. (Proud) Bowen, age 88, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

Born in New Castle on April 28, 1929, Mary was the daughter of the late Frank and Francis (Thatcher) Proud. She was a 1947 graduate of William Penn High School, where she played basketball and was a cheerleader.

In her earlier years, Mary enjoyed spending summers at her beach house and sitting on the beach. She also loved to bowl, crab and a good cup of coffee with a lucky strike. Mary was an avid Philadelphia 76ers and Phillies fan. Most of all, she enjoyed rooting and cheering on her children and grandchildren, while they participated in sports such as, softball, baseball, wrestling, field hockey and many others.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Leslie K. Bowen; sisters, Francis M. Taylor and Margaret A. Paladnietti; brother, William F. Proud; and son in law, Frank D. DelCoglin. Mary will be dearly missed by her children, Cindy L. Lagarelli and husband Rick, Leslie K. Bowen, Jr., and Sandy K. DelCoglin; grandchildren, Nick (Mackenzie), Kristina (D.J.), Michelle, Bubba, Kelly (Kevin), and Kaitlin; great grandchildren, Kaylee, Mia, Jordyn, Braxson and Darian, whom she adored; brother in law, Rudolph Paladnietti; and a host of nieces and nephews.

On behalf of Mary, the family would like to send a special thank you to Juliette, who provided extraordinary care to Ms. Mary over the past couple of years.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11 am on Wednesday morning, December 13, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. A committal service will be held at 10 am on Thursday morning, December 14, 2017, in the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd., Bear, DE.


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  • I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother, Sandy. I am sending hugs and my deepest condolences to you and your family. May she now Rest In Peace!!❤️❤️

  • Sandy and Bubba, sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Harry and Sallie

  • Dear Sandy,

    Bill and I are so sorry for your loss. “Tenderly, may time heal your sorrow. Gently, may your friends ease your pain. Softly, may peace replace heartaches. And may warmest memories remain.”

  • Linda and Gale
    We are so sorry for your loss

  • Linda and Gale, I just saw this now. I hope all went well today at the service. How well I remember Aunt Mary! And our Saturday lunches at your grandmother’ s little house on Harmony Street with the Bowens. I didn’t remember Mary had been a William Penn cheerleader, but she was always super enthusiast and I bet she was a real standout in school back then. My sincere condolences as she greets your mom and others in heaven.