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Mildred A. Noya Hernandez

Born November 14, 1930

Mildred A. Noya Hernandez, known fondly as Millie, age 84, of New Castle, DE, surrounded by her family, passed away on peacefully on Friday, May 08, 2015.

Born in New York, NY on November 14, 1930, Millie was the daughter of the late Thomas Noya and Carmen Cuadra de Noya. After graduating from high school, Millie attended Hunter College in New York City where she majored in Foreign Languages. She worked as a foreign language translator in the Latin America Divisions for E.R. Squibb and Standard Brands until her marriage to Joseph Hernandez on May 30, 1953. They were childhood sweethearts who had known each other since infancy and were inseparable until her passing.

Joe and Millie relocated to Dover, DE where they began their military life together at Dover AFB that spanned 37 years. She devoted her life to caring for her family and was a full time stay at home Mom. Millie took great pride in supporting and championing her family’s many and diverse outside activities from little league baseball to ice hockey to music & ballet classes to classic antique automobiles.

A devout Roman Catholic, Millie was a longtime parishioner at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Bear where she served as a Sacristan for many years. Millie was an accomplished ballet dancer who studied in New York City and danced for a time with the Jose Greco troupe. She loved the arts and was also involved in community theatre at Our Lady of Fatima designing and constructing costumes for many of their productions as well as the University of Delaware and Delaware Theatre Companies. An avid gardener and the best home cook on the planet, her home gardens and culinary delights were simply exquisite!

Millie is survived by her beloved husband and life partner of 61 years, Joseph J. Hernandez; children, Richard J. Hernandez (Lisa) of New Castle, Diane L. Hernandez (Charles Botwright) of New Castle and Philip J. Hernandez (Donna) of Newark; sisters Carmen B. Rodriguez of Brentwood, NY; Anita Miranda of Roslyn, NY and her treasures grandchildren Jason R. Hernandez and Elizabeth R. Hernandez.

A visitation will be held from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Monday evening May 11, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 AM on Tuesday morning, May 12, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 345 Bear-Christiana Road, Bear, DE. Entombment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713 or to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.

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  • Millie was a lovely person and she will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know your loved one personally, but I do know the pain of losing a loved one in death. It is my hope that you may find comfort from family and friends, and from “the God of all comfort” who can provide us with peace during such difficult times. – 2 Corinthians 1:3

  • Dear Mil:

    I will always think of you with much, much love.

    Alma

  • Joe & Family, Thinking about you & sincerely sorry for your loss. If Tom or I can do anything please don’t hesitate to let us know. Our prayers are with you. God Bless.

  • To the Hernandez Family, our prayers are with you at this sad time. Millie was such a wonderful and loving person. She was so caring and we had so much fun when I picked her up and we would go to aerobics! She was a pleasure to be around and she will be missed. Sincerely, The Grubbs.

  • Dear Diane,

    Best wishes my friend, Mike

  • Dear Mil:

    I will think of you with much, much love.

    Alma

  • Rick, Lisa, Liz and Jason,

    I want to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your extended family for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

    Dee Roe

  • what a great great lady. we are so sorry for your loss

  • A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept my condolences, she will not be forgotten.

  • Joe and Family

    Dottie and I are so sorry for the pain you are feeling from the loss of such
    an amazing Lady! We are better people for having a friend like Millie….the
    memories we have with Joe and Millie are many especially the bowling
    tournaments…God Bless you all!

  • Joe & Family,

    Was so sorry to hear about Millie. Thank you for sharing your beloved with us. We felt your love for her and her love for her family. We know she will be missed by all but know she is in a better place now. Some day you will see her again and rejoice together. Sixty one years is a long time together but never long enough. May the Lord Bless you all!