Mary Eva Ross - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Mary Eva Ross

January 6, 1951 - November 27, 2023

Mary Eva Ross, age 72, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, November 27, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on January 6, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Edward and Mary Margaret (Kennelly) Milotte, Sr. Mary attended Holy Angles Catholic School and was a graduate of Newark High School in 1969. She worked as an executive secretary for Hercules for 41 years until her retirement in 2017.

Mary was in good company with Friends of St. Margaret of Scotland. She was also a member of the Women’s Club of Hercules. Having a creative flair, Mary could often be found crafting or decorating. She had a deep appreciation for fashion, and was always well dressed. Mary looked forward to hosting gatherings, cooking, baking, and having a good time.  Above all, she cherished time spent with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her siblings, Ernest Milotte, Jr., John “Teddy” Milotte, and Rodger Milotte. She is survived by her children, John Clayton Wheeler (Florentina) and Margaret J. Rostocki (Brian); grandchildren, Jeffrey Rostocki, Patrick Rostocki, and Joshua Wheeler; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, 2431 Frazer Road, Newark, DE. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to Delaware Hospice, 630 Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19702 or online by clicking here.


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9 Condolences for Mary Eva Ross

  • Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother / grandmother condolences to the family Love Bob and Karen

  • Rest in Peace my childhood, longtime friend. I will miss you but know you are the brightest star in the sky. Much love ❤️❤️❤️

  • I worked in Analytical Sciences when ME (that’s what we called her…) was our Admin. She always had a smile and a giggle that brightened EVERYONE’S day!!!!
    Please know that your Mom/Grandmom was very much appreciated and loved!

  • So sorry to learn of the passing of Mary Eva…… I grew up in Old Mill Manor and spent countless days at the house on the top of the hill….shooting pool with Teddy and Gary Wheeler playing tackle football on the front lawn with Roger and neighborhood kids.. Many fond memories of growing up there….. condolences from my family to yours…..
    Freddy McMinds

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mary Eva and I were in the same class every year at Holy Angels and I’ve always had wonderful memories of her laugh and kindness. Rest in grace, Mary Eva!

  • So sorry for your loss. I worked with Mary Eva at Hercules and where she kept you laughing. To the family, your chain has been broken but God will mend it.

  • So incredibly sorry for your loss. My heart is with you and your family at this time. I will always cherish the wonderful memories we’ve all had together. Mary Eva’s spirit will resonate with us forever. She was so special and will never be forgotten. Love you all

  • Heartfelt condolences from the Navy Band Northwest family. We are thinking of you during this time of mourning and wish you strength and peace.

  • I am so sorry to hear about Mary Eva. I loved her so much and felt very loved and embraced by her and your family. She had a wonderful smile and an amazing sense of humor. I just heard about her passing and I’m sorry I wasn’t there to celebrate her life.
    Thinking of you all.