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Dorothea M. (Ireland) Banack

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Dorothea M. (Ireland) Banack

AGE: 90 • Wilmington

Passed away peacefully at Seasons Hospice on Monday, January 11, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Ridgely, MD, Dorothea was the daughter of the late Calvin M. and M. Margaret (Usilton) Ireland. She was a graduate of Hurlock High School and attended Goldey Beacom School of Business for two years. She worked as a receptionist at the Y.W.C.A. at King and Harrisons Streets for many years until her retirement. A lifelong parishioner of St. Matthew's Catholic Church, she did extensive voluntary work at the library and at Bingo games. Her husband of 64 years, Harry J. Banack, predeceased her in 2012.

Dorothea will be dearly missed by her son, David Banack of Wilmington, DE; daughters, Linda Rathmanner (Jerry) of Lewes, DE and Nancy Clark of Newark, DE. Dorothea has 4 granddaughters, Leah Pusey, Allison Rathmanner, Alyssa Hillman and Rachel Clark; and great grandsons, Timothy and Nicholas.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation of the staff of Foulk Manor South and Seasons Hospice, especially Dawn, for their compassionate and professional care.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 15th at 10:30 AM at St. Matthew's Church, 901 E. Newport Pike, Woodcrest where friends and family are invited to visitation after 9:30 AM. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Drive #101, Newark, DE 19713. (302) 652-5913

Published in The News Journal from Jan. 13 to Jan. 15, 2016
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