Patricia Sandy Bunville - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Patricia Sandy Bunville

October 26, 1934 - October 12, 2022

Patricia Sandy Bunville, age 87, of Newark, Delaware, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at HarborChase of Wilmington.

Mrs. Bunville was born in Peoria, Illinois, on October 26, 1934, daughter of the late Samuel Paul “Ted” and Mable Andersen Sandy. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Iowa, she continued on to earn her Master’s degree in Pharmacology. She was employed at Irwin, Niesler & Co. before she and her husband, Dr. Lyle G. Bunville, started their family. The family relocated from Illinois to Delaware in 1970.

Mrs. Bunville, along with the help of her loving husband, stayed very active raising their family. In her spare time, she was an avid golfer, and also enjoyed playing high school basketball, then softball, tennis, and bowling. Once the children were older, she began working on a permanent part-time basis at the University of Delaware as an administrative assistant to Dr. Robert Wood in the Chemistry department. A part of her job that she especially enjoyed was meeting Dr. Wood’s post-graduate students from all over the world and helping them get settled into the Newark area for their studies.

Following her retirement, she devoted her time to improving her golf game as a member of the Newark Country Club. She enjoyed traveling to various parts of the United States and the world, including Thailand, Costa Rica, Europe and many places in between. She treasured spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Mrs. Bunville was an active volunteer and served as past president of the Newark Area Welfare Committee Food Cupboard Program.

In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 46 years, Dr. Lyle G. Bunville. She is survived by her son, Stephen Bunville and his wife, Julie of New London, PA, daughter, Joanne Laudano and her husband, Mark of Orlando, FL, and daughter, Kathryn Welch and her husband, Stephen of Milford, DE; and grandchildren, Kyle Blain, Justine Bunville  (Terry Weaver), Jonathan Bunville, Jacob Welch, and Michael Welch. Mrs. Bunville will also be greatly missed by her many friends and colleagues.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Mrs. Bunville’s caregivers at HarborChase and most recently Bayada Hospice.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Friday, October 21, 2022 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 2 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patricia’s memory to Newark Area Welfare Committee, P.O. Box 951, Newark, DE 19715-0951 or by clicking here.


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15 Condolences for Patricia Sandy Bunville

  • Katherine, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Hugs.

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. May your beautiful and sweet Mom Rest In Peace🙏🏼

  • Steve, Joanne and the entire Bunville family.
    I didn’t know your Mom, but I’m sure she was a wonderful lady with a zest for life.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
    Betsy Leo
    New Albany, PA

  • Joanne and Steve,
    Sorry that your mom passed away, but praising God she is in Heaven. Praying for all of the family.

  • Condolences, Kathryn. I enjoyed visiting with your mother at the July 4 picnics. A lovely lady.

  • Dear Joanne, Steve, and family, I am so sorry to read about your Mom. Your Mom was a beautiful, smart, and kind lady and had a wonderful life with all of you. May all your most loving and cherished memories bring you great comfort in your time of sorrow. God Bless. Deepest sympathies. Tammy Peel

  • So sorry for you and your families loss. Our thoughts are with you. XOXO

  • My Thoughts and Prayers go out to Joanne, the family and friends of Mrs. Bunville.

  • Justine Bunville. We are very sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you, and your family, she will always hold a place in your heart.
    remember the good times.🙏

  • Justine and family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you all in these tough time and hoping for you all to find peace.

  • Prayers of peace Steve, our condolences from Florida.

  • Joanne,
    My deepest thoughts and prayers goes out to you and your family. Wishing you peace and comfort in these difficult days.

  • Joanne:
    From the short time I have had with you the stories of your mom have been amazing. You can tell she loved you all very much and you here. Cherish the memories you have and she will always be with you. Were here for you always! Your in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love Greg and Tina Ireland and Family, Orlando, FL.

  • My most sincere condolences to the Bunville family for the loss of their dear Mother. I remember growing up in Newark with Stephen, Joanne and Kathy. Mrs. Bunville was always loving and welcoming when we visited their home. Sending hugs and Prayers for you all at this difficult time.

  • Joanne,
    My condolences for the loss of your mother, she was a strong and wonderful woman. With deepest sympathy wishing you and your family courage and peace during this time of mourning.