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Dolores E. McDermitt nee Savastio, 85, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2014. Born September 29, 1928 in Philadelphia. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Paul.
She was an avid reader, pianist and lover of sports, opera, cats, cooking, and the beach, but most of all her beloved grandchildren. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and her entire life was devoted to raising her family.
She is survived by her 6 siblings including her dearest sister and friend, Marguerite "Sis". She will be greatly missed by her 7 children, 11 grandchildren, and 3 step- grandchildren: Sheila Vincent, sons Jordan and Gabriel; Guy McDermitt (Karen), daughter Hayley; Denise Waters (Robin), daughters Melissa, Leigh, Ali; Maureen McDermitt; Janice Rispoli (Tony), daughter Morgan, stepsons Anthony and Chris; Kevin McDermitt (Charlotte), sons Matthew and Colin, daughter Jessica; and Brian McDermitt (Patty), daughters Sam and Ricki.
The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and staff of Newark Manor and Compassionate Care Hospice for the extraordinary care given to Dolores.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike in Hockessin, on Thursday, February 20 at 12:30pm. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday, prior to mass, from 10:30am-12:15pm.
CHARLES P. ARCARO
Published in The News Journal from Feb. 17 to Feb. 18, 2014
Charles P. Arcaro Funeral Home
2309 Lancaster Avenue Wilmington, DE 19805