Mrs. Marie A. Park - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Mrs. Marie A. Park

September 21, 1935 - January 7, 2023

Mrs. Marie A. Park, age 87, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2023, peacefully in her home surrounded by her loved ones.

Born in Three Springs, PA on September 21, 1935, Marie was a daughter of the late Scott and Pearl (Kephart) Crotsley. She was a graduate of Orbisonia High School in 1953. Marie met and dated Edwin T. Park, also of Mapleton Depot, PA, and they married on January 29, 1956. Edwin and Marie settled in Wilmington, DE after they married.

Marie worked for Woolworths until she started raising a family. Together Marie and Edwin had four children and she made a career of being a homemaker. When her children were in their teenage years, Marie went back to work for Wilmington Dry Goods until 1980. She then worked for Wawa Food Markets until her retirement. Marie enjoyed cooking, camping, cook-outs, family gatherings, and being a homemaker, mother, aunt, sister, and a grandmother.

Marie will always hold a special place in our hearts and thoughts, and will be sadly missed by all. Though she suffered from health problems for many years, Marie gave it her all until the very end. She will always be an inspiration to the people who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin T. Park; and siblings, Dola G. Drake, Herman Crotsley, Preston Crotsley, Joe Crotsley, and Chester Crotsley. She is survived by her children, Ronald S. Park, Jeanne M. Park, Cynthia A. Park-Mortimer (Alfred), all of New Castle, and Irwin D. Park (Doris) of Wilmington; sisters, Hazel Saintz of NC, and Alice Horimoto (Harold) of FL; grandchildren, Heather T. Park of PA, Scott E. Park (Jessica) FL, Justin D. Park (Jessica) of NJ, and Eugene W.T. Park of New Castle; and many great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will begin at 3 pm on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at the funeral home. Interment will be held privately.


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12 Condolences for Mrs. Marie A. Park

  • Mom you are no longer here but you will never be forgotten. Doris and I along with Scott and his family and Justin and Jessica also everyone else will miss you dearly. We love you and dad and one day we will see you again. This will take place in heaven. Love and miss you.

  • My Aunt Marie was the most loving and caring person I have ever known and I did not get to spend a lot of time with her in my adult life but anytime I seen her and talked with her she treated me like I lived next door. She will be missed and will always be loved. My heart is with you as well as my prayer for you and all my cousins and Family. Love you always!!!!!
    Your Loving Nephew Glendon A Heidler

  • So sorry for your families loss she was a great loving Aunt and will be missed. Love and prayers to the family ❤️🙏

  • Our deepest condolences. Mrs. Park fills my childhood memories as a kind, generous, loving, playful neighbor. Love to you all.

  • My deepest condolences to the family. Aunt Marie will be missed deeply.
    Love Eunice

  • I have so many memories of you, Thank you so much for being such an amazing grandmother, great grandmother, mother, mother in law, wife, aunt and so much more. Your heart was huge and was a blessing to be a part of your life. I will always remember you.
    Love you Dawn Fort

  • So very sorry for the loss of Aunt Marie. I remember Mom and Dad taking us to your house in the summer. We would stay with you and Uncle Edwin for a few days, then go with Uncle Sonny and Aunt Rachel. You were so sweet and kind. You have touched the hearts of so many. May God comfort the family at this difficult time. God Bless you. RIP.

  • My favorite aunt I will always remember the family reunions at your house in Delaware and especially the ice cream 🍦

  • Mom, I know that the Lord called you home to be with Dad and all our brothers and sister, and other family members, but you are so sadly missed and loved by everyone. I just hope that you know that we tried to do our best for you, and our best to take care of you. If we could have done more we would have. I am trying to be strong for everyone but I don’t know if I can this time. I will try my best though. We miss you, and love you very much. You will see us again in time. But until then, you will be in our hearts, our thoughts, and always in our memories. Watch over us all, and have dad do the same thing.
    Love you always, and miss you dearly.

  • Rest in peace angel I was happy to know you good memories that will always stay with me god bless you

  • Mom, I am sorry that I forgot to mention that you also went home to be with your father and mother with whom you kept calling the last few months. May they watch over you. We are all so glad that you are not in the pain that you have been in for a long time. So, happy that you are at peace now and not suffering.

  • I have many fond memories of Aunt Marie. My favorite memory is how Aunt Marie was able to always give the biggest and best piece of cake or pie to everyone. Our prayers go out to you and your families.
    Your niece, Stella Crotsley Macey and husband Joe