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Michael Alan “Mike” Mitchell

February 13, 1957 - December 12, 2020

Michael Alan “Mike” Mitchell, age 63, of Bear, DE, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020.

Born on February 13, 1957 in New Jersey, he was a son of the late Charles Everett and Dorothy Jean (Price) Mitchell. Mike thrived as a millwright for General Motors’ at the Boxwood Road plant, before retiring after 25 years. He worked out of Ironworkers Local #451 in Wilmington and spent the past 3 years of his life as a bridge operator for Delaware Department of Transportation. Mike was an avid bowler and enjoyed fishing and hunting in the great outdoors. Above all, he loved spending quality time with his family.

Mike is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Freda Sue (Johnson) Mitchell; children, Michelle D’Addario (John) of Hockessin, Sandra Torres (José) of Bear, and Mary Gonzalez (Javier) of Newark; brother, Charles Mitchell of Arizona; and granddaughters, Megan, Jocy, Morgan, Mya, Deanna, and Sophia.

All services will be held privately.


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10 Condolences for Michael Alan “Mike” Mitchell

  • My Brother Mike, I loved him very much and think back on the fond memories I have of him when youngsters and into our adult years of brotherly love. He was a family man and good provider. He will be missed but he still lives on in the presence of our Almighty God Eternally for his Belief in Jesus Christ. Thanks Brother for your loving touch in my life while I had you. Truly your Brother Chuck I will see you again on the other side. John 3:16

  • I am sending my regards to the family from Nakiya Megan friend..sorry for your lost

  • Mike was a very caring funny and loving person and uncle. I will always cherish the many childhood memories with him and the family.
    My dearest and deepest sympathy to aunt Freda and the girls.

  • Daddy only word to describe you is “the best”. Your are the greatest dad, and best grandfather there is. You were my biggest fan for all my bowling leagues, cheerleading, dance class, fishing tournaments and softball games. There’s not one event I don’t remember you attending. So many laughs and smiles i will cherish forever. You are the strongest man I know and you taught me so much. Not only a father to me and my sisters but you were a father to my girls. I miss you so much daddy. Love you

  • Freda and Family
    I’m am so very sorry to hear about Mike. We haven’t seen both of you and was wondering if all was ok. We will always remember Mike and Sophia coming down to see Bob & Molly. Freda if anything I could do to help you and the family please don’t hesitate to knock on the door. Take you any where please let us know.. My dearest and deepest sympathy to you and the family…He was a wonderful man. Take care & God Bless
    Donna Church-Macheski

  • Daddy words can’t express the loss I feel in my heart. I’m going to miss you beyond belief. You gave Mom, Michelle, Sandy, myself, and all your grandkids the world. The love you had for your family was greatest gift you could have given us. We all looked up to you, and just find it unimaginable that we won’t be able to see you physically, but trust that we will carry you and all of our memories in our hearts everyday. We will continue to make you proud in all that we do, we’ll be there for Mom night and day, and we’ll continue to raise these grandchildren of yours as you would have wanted. As they grow up we will keep you in their minds forever with all the great stories we have. You were taken way too soon Dad, but we will cherish every minute, hug, kiss on the cheek, joke, and magic trick you ever gave us. I tell Mommy I have a lot of you in me, and I’m gonna be strong as you would want me to be, but give me a sign your near when you see the wetness on my cheek of a tear. Love you so much. As Mom would say, you were the best! Love you forever.

  • Poppop
    We love you, we miss you already so much, and miss your jokes. Christmas won’t be the same without you this year. We know your fishing up there in heaven. We can’t see you, but we know you can see us. We are gonna pray to you at night and tell you about our day. We love everything about you, and we will see you again some day. Mommy says we will keep all our memories in our heart of you, and keep each other smiling thinking about you. Poppop were going to miss coming to the house and sitting around the table, snacking on Fritos, cheese balls, peanuts, baked cookies (by you), cheese and crackers, and all your goodies. Love you to the moon and back Poppop.

  • We just heard the sad news today of Mikes’s passing and we are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Freda and the family in this difficult time. Mike will be sadly missed. I always saw a smile on his face every time I saw him and enjoyed ur conversations. I especially enjoyed when he and Sophie would ride their bikes down to our house to see us and visit with our Bichon Molly who Sophie took enjoyed seeing. May God bless you all and Rest in Peace Mike.

  • It’s been hard to find the right words to say when there are so many amazing memories I have, & stories I could tell. Poppop is the best grandfather I could have ever asked for. He played a huge role in Morgan & I’s life. We have shared so many laughs, and learned so much through our adventures with Poppop. I will always cherish our Sunday morning bowling routine, fishing trips, and drives to school. I love you so much Pop, you will forever be in my heart.

  • Daddy,
    The only word I can think of right now is heartbroken. That is all mommy, Sandy, Mary, and I feel right now. We lost our northern star, our anchor. Driving to the hospital last Saturday, my one thought was how do I say goodbye to my daddy. I knew you fought this battle, but your body and soul was tired and it couldn’t fight no more. You fought bravely daddy, but heaven needed another angel. So we had to let you go. I know you are not in any pain now. I know we lost your physical presence, but we gained a guardian angel. We will always have the memories and the legacy of you. Beloved husband, beloved father, and beloved grandfather.
    Daddy I love you. Till we meet again.