Ina Pauline Mulford

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Ina "Pauline" Mulford, age 83, of New Castle, passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 7, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Mulford, with whom she shared 42 wonderful loving years of marriage.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Ina Corbett Dando.

Pauline was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church. In her spare time she enjoyed crafting, traveling and enjoying her family at every opportunity.
Pauline had a heart of gold. She loved animals and being around children of all ages. She worked 17 years for the Colonial School District at William Penn H.S. in the food service department.

She will be dearly missed by her daughters, Janet L. Dunkle and her husband Howard of New Castle, DE and Linda Antonio of Warner Robins GA; sons, Robert S. Mulford of Fairbanks, AK and Thomas M. Mulford and his wife Carla of New Castle, DE; grandchildren, Stephen and Christopher Dunkle, Janice Stillwell, Laura and Brian Antonio, and Thomas J. Mulford and Michael S. Mulford; and her niece, who she considered her sister, Marlene Stocke of Pittsburgh, PA; as well as many other nieces and nephews; and three great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Pauline was predeceased by her granddaughter, Valerie Marie Mulford; sisters, Elizabeth Stein and Elsie Hanley; brother, Jack Dando; and her dear friend and neighbor, Elizabeth Graff.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at GEBHART FUNERAL HOME, 531 Delaware St, New Castle, DE 19720. Her funeral service will follow at 9:30 AM. Interment will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington DE 19804.

Gebhart Funeral Homes