A photo of Sarah J. Lanouette   “Sally”

Sarah J. Lanouette “Sally”

September 24, 1932 - March 6, 2016

Sarah J. Lanouette, known fondly as Sally, age 83, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 6, 2016.

A lifelong Delawarean, Sally was born in Wilmington on September 24, 1932, and was as a daughter of the late James and Clara (Dege) Breslin. She made her career as a secretary with Getty Oil, retiring after 34 years of dedicated service.

A devout Catholic, Sally was a longtime and active parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church in New Castle. She adored spending time with her family and especially loved attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. Sally was a passionate supporter of animal rescue groups and opened her heart and home to many rescued pets over the years. A devoted mother, sister, grandmother and friend, she will be dearly missed by all.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Peter, Patrick, James and Thomas. Sally is survived by her children, Paul F. Lanouette of New Castle, Brian J. Lanouette (Sherri) of New Castle, David B. Lanouette of Wilmington and Alicia M. Lanouette of Wilmington; sister, Elizabeth Whitfield of Wilmington; brothers, Charles Breslin of Rising Sun, MD and William Breslin of Smyrna; grandchildren, Matthew, Allison, Jonathan and Brad; and great grandson, Jonathan, Jr.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 1 pm on Friday afternoon, March 11, 2016, at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 1 pm. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sally’s memory may be made to Willing Hearts Dalmatian Rescue, P.O. Box 11, Royersford, PA 19468 (www.whdr.org) or to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o Our Lady of Fatima Church at the address listed above.

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9 Condolences for Sarah J. Lanouette “Sally”

  • Our deepest sympathy to our friend Dave Lanouette and family with the passing of your mother ” Sally”.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    John and Kara Kobosko
    Lake Norman NC

  • My Thoughts And Prayers for your loss of an Outstanding Lady.Mrs Sally Lanouette rest in peace.

    God Bless.
    Mike Donahue

  • Sympathy and prayers to the family.

    KC/11469/OLF

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. With sincere sympathy. Gary and Amy Parosky

  • Paulie & Family,

    Our sincere condolences for your loss. Your mom was a very nice lady and I enjoyed seeing her at OLF over the years and speaking with her. She will be missed.

    God Bless,
    The Kempczynski’s

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you. I not only considered your mom a co-worker,but also a friend.

    God bless.

    John Skurla

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Your mom was always there to support others. Always kind and always giving. She will be greatly missed.

  • Dear Paul and Family:

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She sure had her share of illnesses and setbacks over the years but you’d never know it. She conducted business as usual especially in regard to her faith. We’d be there for you but we’ll be away at that time. I suppose this is the next best thing and we’ll catch up when we cross paths again.

    Kenny and Mary Lagowski

  • COACH, you shared your gifts of passion, devotion, and mental strength with so many. Thank you for showing us what remarkable is. Deepest sympathy to the Lanouette Family.