Barbara Roman, age 79 of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side, on Sunday, November 7, 2021, after courageously battling cancer for 2 and ½ years.
She was born in Wilmington, daughter of the late Monroe and Ethel (Parlier) Ellis. Barbara dedicated her life to raising her family. Once her children were older, she worked as an administrative assistant for Corrozi Builders, Ray Otlowski, esq., and Tom Ferry, esq. She also volunteered with the Junior Board of Christiana Care.
Barbara loved nothing more than spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren - whether it was cheering as their biggest fan at ice hockey games and dance recitals, or simply enjoying quality time at the beach. She also looked forward to her winter getaways to The Villages, Florida to visit with friends.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Thomas; their children, Nicole Swift (Michael), and Rodney (Michelle); grandchildren, Tyler and Zachary Swift, and Billi and Tori Ann Roman; her sister, Nancy Hutchinson (Charles); her niece; Kathi McGinnes; and several members of her extended family.
In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her son, Tim; and her niece and nephews, Susie, Chris, and Danny.
Barbara's family would like to extend their appreciation to the nurses and staff of Seasons Hospice for the care and compassion shown to her and her family during this time.
Family and friends are invited to visit from 5:00 - 7:00pm on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Holy Angels Catholic Church 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE 19711, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated the following day at 10:00am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.
Please omit flowers and consider contributions in Barbara's memory to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Newark, DE 19713.
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Published by Doherty Funeral Homes, Inc. - Pike Creek on Nov. 9, 2021.