Kathryn L. "Aunt Kathryn" Altice(1917 - 2013)

Kathryn L. Altice

"Aunt Kathryn"

AGE: 96 • New Castle

Kathryn L. Altice, known affectionately as "Aunt Kathryn", age 96, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at home, on Friday, November 29, 2013.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, she was raised in Virginia, but lived most of her life in New Castle, DE.

Kathryn was a longtime member of Bethany Baptist Church in Wilmington, where she was a volunteer in the church's nursery and Sunday school for many years. She enjoyed going out to dinner, needlework and tending to her garden, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Maryland Virginia "Skippy" Altice, who passed away in 1992. She is survived by her closest and dearest friend of more than 60 years, Doris Freebery, and the 4 Freebery children, to whom she was a second mother, George (Sharon), Stephen (Diane), Kani Brams (Jon), and Andi Stansky (Greg); their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren; nephews, Ron Martin (Sharon) and Tom Martin; nieces, Sara Johnson (Leon) and Joyce Sheridan, and their families.

The family wishes to thank Companion Hearts LLC, the home health agency that provided wonderful care for Aunt Kathryn at the end of her life, especially Maureen, Regina, Janie, and Tracy. The family also wishes to thank Liz and Janine of Compassionate Care Hospice for their excellent care.

A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at the Bethany Baptist Church, 410 Denver Road, Wilmington, DE, 19804, where friends may call from 9 am until 10 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bethany Baptist Church, at the address listed above.

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Published in The News Journal from Dec. 4 to Dec. 6, 2013