Paula Marie Peterson - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Paula Marie Peterson

June 1, 1961 - February 26, 2019

          Paula Marie Peterson, age 57, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, surrounded by her husband and daughter.

          Born in Wilmington, DE on June 1, 1961, she was a daughter of the late Leroy and Janet (Recchione) Platt.  Paula worked as a customer service representative in the chemical industry for 35 years with many different companies throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania.

          The apple of her eye, Paula loved spending time with her daughter, Jessica, especially going to yard sales and traveling.  She had a charming and infectious smile and always made people laugh.  Paula adored her dogs and her fondest memories were made spending time with her husband.

          She is survived by her husband of 30 years and together for 40 years, Donald E. Peterson; daughter, Jessica L. Peterson; brothers, Mark Platt (Ann) and Matthew Platt (Cathy); sister, Alicia Bondurant (Jim); and mother-in-law, Marilyn McGuire.

          Family and friends may gather from 9 am until 10 am on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 10 am.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Paula’s memory to ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002.


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7 Condolences for Paula Marie Peterson

  • Pennies from heaven are showering us, Rest in peace. Praying for healing for your loved ones, until we meet again.

  • If Angels could show there selves , we would be laughing and smiling with you. Praying for Jess and Don’s broken hearts to remember the good times!! Until we see each other again! Love you!

  • Mom, you have been my teacher since the day I was born and one thing you never taught me was how to live without you. However, you did raise me to be a strong woman and I’m trying my best to stand strong as you always did. You were my rock, my best friend & #1 supporter and was the best mom anyone could ever ask for. I love you more than life itself and hope you are free and able to laugh and have fun again. I miss you so much. Love always and forever, Jessica ( your PITA )

  • Paula was “one of a kind”. Her heart was huge. Her laugh and smile, infectious. Her humor, my goodness. We always laughed and laughed. We had one of those friendships where you could go years without speaking/seeing one another and when we did, we picked up right were we left off. Her love for her daughter Jessica, it was unmeasurable. Her love for her family, the same. If you had the blessing of Paula coming into your life you know what I mean. She was one of the strongest, kindest, most giving woman I have ever met. I will miss you dear friend.

  • Even though I did not get to know Paula, I know she was a rare & special lady, mother & wife because i have gotten to know Jess so well since she started dating Chris (my son). She raised Jess to be an extremely thoughtful, caring, respectful, loving, strong & independent woman! I could go on & on how much my family & I love Jess & through that, Paula. I was honored to be there in the moments after she passed to say goodbye, thank her for giving us the gift of Jess & to promise her I will love & look out for her daughter & her husband. It was obvious how much she was loved by them both & I know she will live on in their hearts & memories & be looking down on them always with pride & love.

  • Paula was such a bright light and such a joy to work with. I feel blessed to have kept in touch all of these years and her loss will be felt deeply by all of us lucky enough to be touched by her. I send love and prayers to the family.

  • I met Paula when her daughter Jess and my daughter Lauren were in gymnastics. I believe they were 7 or 8. We clicked and instantly became good friends.
    Although Paula and I did not keep
    In touch in recent years except for through Facebook, I will never forget her sense of humor and infectious laugh that could make you laugh until you were crying. She was kind, and generous but she told you like it was all of the time because she was your friend.
    I know she loved you so much Jess! You were her world. May God provide you and your dad comfort knowing she is at peace. Condolences from Lauren Banks and the entire Banks Family!