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Loretta M. Shields

AGE: 93 • Wilmington

Loretta Shields, age 93, died peacefully on November 2, 2016.

Loretta was born in Hazelton, PA on August 9, 1923, daughter of Michael

and Margaret Dutz, the seventh of eight children. She was employed by Alexander's Childrens Apparel, and Kennards Department Store in Wilmington, and later at the Kirkwood Library. She was an insatiable reader, sharing her books with friends and neighbors. Loretta will be lovingly remembered as a devoted and caring mother, grandmother, and great grandmother (GiGi), for her kindness and generosity, and those famous Italian meatballs.

Loretta was preceded in death by her loving husband George William (Billy) and her son, George William Jr. (Georgie). She is survived by her daughter and son in law Carol Ann and Bill Broomall, grandson Billy Broomall (Mandi), granddaughter Megan Broomall-Filliben (Joel) and four precious great grandchildren, Luke, William, Brett, and Sophie, and nieces and nephews.

Many thanks to the staff at New Castle Rehab for the outstanding care Loretta received.

Graveside services will be held on Friday November 11, at 12 noon at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Pkwy, New Castle. Online condolences may be made at MealeyFuneralHomes.com (302) 652- 5913
Published in The News Journal from Nov. 6 to Nov. 10, 2016
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