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Denise M. McFadden

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Denise M. McFadden

Age 51, of Wilmington, DE, passed away tragically on Thursday, January 27, 2011.

Born in Wilmington, Denise was the daughter of James and Nancy (Corcoran) McFadden. She was a 1977 graduate of Padua Academy, where she was one of the senior captains of the track team. She also graduated from Delaware Technical and Community College with a degree in dental hygiene. She worked for more than 20 years as a dental hygienist with Ignacio Gispert, DDS. Denise was a member of the Brandywine YMCA, where she trained every morning before going to work. She was an avid runner, marathoner, and triathlete, participating in countless races, including the New York, Boston, and Marine Corps Marathons, the Dewey Beach and Osprey sprint triathlons, the Caesar Rodney Half Marathon, and the Bike to the Bay.

She will be dearly missed by her parents, James and Nancy McFadden; her siblings, Karen, Jimmy and his wife Laura, Kevin, Ann Louise Malizia and her husband Donny, and Maureen, all of Wilmington, Brian, of Hollywood, MD, and Jeanne, of Washington, DC; and her niece Lauren Mali-zia and nephews Graham McFadden and Brian, Dominic, and James Malizia.

Friends and family are invited to visitation on Monday, January 31, between 6 and 8 pm at St. Helena's Church, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 1, at 11 am. Interment will follow at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery, Greenville, DE.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Brandywine YMCA, 3 Mt. Lebanon Road, Wilmington, DE 19803 or to Padua Academy, 905 N. Broom St., Wilmington, DE 19806.

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Published in The News Journal from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31, 2011
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