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Rose M. Duphily

Died: 4/22/2010

Mrs. Rose M. Duphily, age 86, of Dover, DE, formerly of Garfield Park in New Castle, DE, died on Thursday, April 22, 2010. A native Delawarean, Mrs. Duphily was born in Wilmington on May 20, 1923, daughter of the late Teresa (DeRosa) Vannicola and Pasquale Vannicola. She was a founding member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, where she was active in the Ladies Sodality as well as many other parish ministries and projects. A talented homemaker throughout her life, Mrs. Duphily also enjoyed all types of crafts. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alphege A. Duphily, who died in 2006, stepson, George Duphily, and brothers, Phillip Vannicola and Carmen Vannicola. She is survived by her daughters, Carol Johannsen (Lyle) of Dover, DE; Debra Stark (Dennis) of Colleyville, TX; and Shirley Ptak (Michael) of West End, NC; stepchildren, Wilfrid Duphily (Barbara) and Lorraine Gendron of N. Ft. Meyers, FL; daughter-in-law, Audrey Duphily of Middletown, DE; sister, Jean Cooper of Montgomery, AL; 22 grandchildren; and many great and great great grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm on Sunday, April 25, 2010, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am on Monday, April 26, 2010, at Holy Spirit R.C. Church, 12 Winder Road, Garfield Park, New Castle, DE 19720. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Holy Spirit R.C. Church at the address above; or to Compassionate Care Hospice, 702 B Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805. To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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