Mary L. Arrington

Mary L. Arrington

AGE: 59 • New Castle

Mary L. Arrington, age 59, of New Castle, DE, entered into eternal rest on Thursday March 27, 2014. She was born November 21, 1954 in Wilmington, DE to Joan L. Arrington and the late George W. Arrington.

She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, where she loved singing as cantor in the choir. She was also a proud member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW General W. W. Atterbury Post 3420. Most of her career was spent in the pursuit to help others as a Visiting Nurse and as a Certified Nurse's Aid. Her strive to help others continues beyond life, with the ultimate donation of herself to the Humanity Gifts Registry. With the aid of Delaware Hospice, her struggle with cancer ended in the comforts of home, with the care of her loving spouse Frederick Stevens.

Mary is also survived by her daughter, Rose M. Vaneiken; son, John T. Wallace IV; daughter, Amelia L Woodie; grandsons: Mark Vaneiken, Brian Vaneiken, Charles Vaneiken, Dustin Woodie, John T. Wallace V; granddaughters: Haillie Marandola, Catherine Sangirardi, and Jasmine Wallace. She was preceded in death by her sister, Amelia Arrington and brother, Paul Arrington.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service in honor of Mary at VFW

Post 3420, 649 Churchmans Rd. (at Gooding Dr.) Newark DE, 19702 at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, 2014.

Mary's family would like to express special thanks to the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW General W. W. Atterbury Post 3420, Father Kavanaugh of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, and Delaware Hospice for extending their sympathy and services. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit

Strano & Feeley

Family Funeral Home


Funeral Home

Strano and Feeley Family Funeral Home
635 Churchmans Road Newark, DE 19702
(302) 731-5459

Published in The News Journal on Apr. 2, 2014