Deanna D. Welch Gannon

Deanna D. Welch Gannon

AGE: 76 • Townsend

Deanna D. Welch Gannon, age 76, of Townsend, DE, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Deanna's life centered around her family and she loved her cat Bono. She enjoyed the snowy season and shopping. Deanna was an avid collector of snowmen and angels.

Deanna is survived by her children, Wesley C. Pennell (Sally) and Shirley A. Gannon; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Clinton R. Welch, Sr. (Mary Ellen); sister, Shirley Welch Leo (Gus); aunts, Elma Bolen and Helen McCafferty; uncles, William "Buck" Alfree and George Welch; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Gannon; parents, Clinton S. and Catherine Alfree Welch; and daughter, Michelle Smith.

A visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, January 9, 2014 in the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19702, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by a service in celebration of Deanna's life at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in Deanna's memory to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713. For directions or to express 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 Jan. 7, 2014