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Maxine Lora Ware

April 15, 1937 - July 10, 2021

Maxine Lora Ware, age 84, of Newark, DE, passed away on July 10, 2021.

 Born in Walton, NY on April 15, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Jessie (Gray) Brooks. After graduation from Walton High School, class of 1955, she started her life adventure.

She was a self-made, strong-willed, fun-loving, Irish girl who always put the needs of others before her own. Maxine was a talented poet who had several pieces published throughout her life. In addition to her poetry, Maxine was a talented artist in many mediums. During her life, Maxine held many positions in many states, traveling all over the United States alongside her husband. She was known for the great volunteer work she did at many organizations: Tri-State Bird Center, Senior Center, and Food Bank at Holy Family R.C. Church to name a few.  She was very devoted to the Native American Indigenous People and their needs.

 Her dream was peace and happiness for all mankind. A bouquet of beautiful memories, sprayed with a million tears. We are so grateful to God for blessing our lives with the beautiful gift of Maxine. We love her, we miss her, and we are proud to keep her dream and vision alive.

In addition to her parents, Maxine was preceded in death by her sisters, Mildred Gannon, Norma Brainard, and Virginia Hare. She leaves to cherish in her memory her husband of 55 years, Albert Joseph Ware; sister, Cheryl A. Burczak (Russell); and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, great-great-nephews, and many, many special friends.

All services will be held privately. Interment will be held privately in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Maxine’s memory to St. Joseph’s Indian School, PO Box 300, Chamberlain, SD 57325-9919.


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8 Condolences for Maxine Lora Ware

  • Farewell dear friend. We shall always remember your great kindness, good humor and pleasant smile.

  • We Love you Aunt Max
    We always had a special relationship always had good times together
    Enjoy yourself up there in heaven with all the family and friends
    Have a glass of wine and toast us all
    Will all our love Theresa & Brian

  • Maxine was a good and gracious loving person. Maxine was involved in so many activities . I will remember her presence and her want for Peace.
    God Bless.

  • Al,

    Vicky and I are saddened by the loss of your love and our friend, Maxine. She brought much joy to many people! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Vicky and Bill Black

  • You were a good friend .We love you and miss you.

  • sorry for the loss of you family sincerely Juan Cabrera and family

  • My condolences and prayers to the Ware family on the loss of your loved one , Maxine. May she rest in eternal peace.

  • My heartfelt sympathy to Maxine’s family. My mother, Lillian Elizabeth Willis Kidder, was a first cousin to Maxine. Lillian’s mother, Lillian Brooks, and Maxine’s father Earl were brother and sister. I’m so very sorry.