Ruth I. Gattone - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Ruth I. Gattone

February 4, 1936 - March 26, 2022

Ruth I. Gattone, age 86, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on her 67th wedding anniversary, Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Born in Clinton, NJ on February 4, 1936, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Irene Mae (Pittenger) Hall. Ruth spent her career as a para-professional for the Colonial School District retiring after 31 years.

Deep in her faith, Ruth was a devout member of Holy Spirit R.C. Church for over 65 years. Her passion for helping children didn’t end after her retirement, she loved children and spent her time volunteering at a daycare. In her leisure time she enjoyed traveling, especially on cruises.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Celestro N. Gattone, Jr.; and siblings, Harold Hall, Nelson Hall, and Shirley Hall. She is survived by her children, Linda Pierce (Wayne) of Wilmington, Ruthann Wolski (Stan) of Naples, FL, Nicholas Gattone (Joanne) of Wilmington, and Mary Carbine (Ron) of Newark; grandchildren, Anthony, Susan, Nicole, Matt, Nick, Chris, Josh, and Brandon; and great-grandchildren, Owen, Rosie, Connor, Penny, and Aiden.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Holy Spirit R.C. Church, 12 Winder Road, New Castle, DE where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to Holy Spirit R.C. Church at the address listed above or Howard Weston Senior Center, 1 Basset Avenue, Wilmington Manor, DE 19720, or online by clicking here.



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13 Condolences for Ruth I. Gattone

  • Although we haven’t seen her often, Ruth will be much missed. Our prayers and deepest sympathy for the family’s loss.

  • I am so sad right now at the loss of my best friend. Jayden and Joey are very sad. They loved her so much . Jayden and Joey are having a hard time right now they loved her like a grandmotHer. May she rest in peace. Thank you for having such a loving Mom and allowing me to know her. Dorothy Chicosky

  • Aunt Ruth had a huge influence in my life as a young girl and left an impression of the woman I would want to be. She exemplified strength and courage as well a dash of the sweet “fairy Godmother” I loved her gentle voice and the sweet way she said my name, like no other.
    My Godmother was so loving, kind, caring and her extension of grace to everyone she met was to be admired. How lucky and blessed was I to have the best Godparents a Gal could have. She loves her family so very much. I know her and Uncle Jr. are now together embracing their family from heaven together. My deepest condolences to the entire family who she loves with all her heart.

  • Such a beautiful tribute to your mother! RIP Ruth 💕

  • A beautiful tribute to a beautiful person. She will be missed but never forgotten. Our deepest sympathy.

  • Our sympathy to the Gattone family on your loss. May Ruth Rest in Peace and be reunited with all who passed before her.

  • Ruth was one of my favorite seniors. She always had a smile on her face, kept me supplied with soaps for the Weston bathrooms and Butterfingers for me! She will be missed.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I met Ruth through my sister Patsy. She worked with her as a para and they continued their friendship up until my sister passed in 2019. She was such a sweet kind person and was there for my sister through her bout with cancer helping her and visiting her often. I remember my sister always talking about how close she was to her beautiful family. I know she is so happy to see her friend again. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • +The entire Rafalli family send their deepest condolences to you.
    We have such good memories of you mother, as well as your father.
    We will keep you all in our prayers.

  • Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to Ruthann and her whole family .
    The Axe family

  • So sorry for the loss of your mother. She was such a beautiful person. Every time I ever bumped into her she always had a smile. Love Margie
    Sending condolences from the entire Gott family who were her neighbors for many years. May God comfort all of you.

  • Ruth was such a wonderful lady. She will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Ruth was such a wonderful person! Her enthusiasm and love for her profession made coming to work so delightful. She was an inspiration to everyone. She will be missed.