Valentina (Caceres) Magnell - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Valentina (Caceres) Magnell

February 14, 1939 - February 13, 2023

Valentina (Caceres) Magnell, age 83, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, February 13, 2023.

Born in Naga, Philippines on February 14, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Jesus and Tomasa Caceres. Valentina spent her career working as a talented hairdresser.

Deep in her faith, Valentina was a dedicated member of Holy Family R.C. Church. In her spare time, she enjoyed bowling and going to bingo, especially at the casino. Valentina was an exceptional cook, she could always be found in the kitchen preparing a delicious meal. She took great pride in her Filipino heritage.

In addition to her parents, Valentina was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Francis Magnell; and grandson, Greg Caceres. She is survived by her daughter, Gloria Kelder (Thomas) of Newark; grandson, Gerry Caceres; and great-grandsons, Seth Caceres, Joshua Caceres, and Ryan Caceres.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Valentina’s memory to 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, Vibrant Emotional Health, ATTN: Development, 50 Broadway, Floor 19, New York, NY 10004 or online by clicking here or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, P.O. Box 414238, Boston, MA 02241-4238 or online by clicking here or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or online by clicking here.


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5 Condolences for Valentina (Caceres) Magnell

  • On behalf of our staff at Newark Manor, I am extending our condolences to Valentina’s family. We have been privileged
    to provide care for Valentina and treasure many favorite memories.

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13- 14 NIV

    13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. Amen

  • Dearest Gloria, I am sending my sincere sympathy and condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Mom. Losing a Mother is very difficult and I know how close you were to her. I hope that you can find the strength and comfort that you need during this very difficult time. I have fond memories of your Mom and my Uncle and you back in Manchester during “the good old days”. Sending prayers and love your way!

  • Gloria and Gerry,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom/grandmother. I always enjoyed our visits and knew how proud she was of her family. I’ll always remember visiting you all In California and drinking wine with Uncle Donald while Aunt Valentine was making us the most delicious Lumpia and lil Gerry was running around! I hope your memories of her bring you all comfort. With Love and Condolences, Lynne and Rich Goodwin

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope your memories comfort you in this difficult time. Your mom was a wonderful lady and will be missed by everyone who knew her.