Marjorie T. Burchfield

Age 75, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2019 at Seasons Hospice surrounded by her family.

Born in Trenton, NJ, Marge was the daughter of the late George and Thelma (Jenkins) Smith.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her grandson, Brian Moran. 

Marge will be dearly missed by her husband of over 50 years, Larry L. Burchfield; her sons, Michael G. and Larry L. Burchfield, Jr. (Mildred); her daughter, Beth Moran (Robert); and her beloved grandchildren, Michael, Paige, Brandon, Kevin (Kim), Kelly and Kristen.  Also surviving are her sisters, Barbara Swenson (John), Mary Taylor and Virginia O’Connell; and her brother, George Smith as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

After marrying Larry, Marge concentrated on raising her children taking every opportunity to volunteer for her kid’s school and community activities. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother and Girl Scout troop leader, a homeroom mom as well as served on the PTA. Her hobbies included painting ceramics, crafting and baking. In her spare time, Marge enjoyed walking and talking to the neighbors. Every summer, she enjoyed relaxing at the Jersey shore. When Larry retired, they loved taking cruises to the warm Caribbean islands.  Her smile, laugh and funny stories will be dearly missed. Marge will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother whose greatest passion was spending time with her family creating cherished memories.

Family and friends may gather from 12 until 1 pm on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington where a Celebration of Life will begin at 1 pm. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Marge’s memory to Special Olympics of Delaware, 619 S College Avenue, Newark, DE, 19716 or A I DuPont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.


Submitted by F J on
Dear grieving family, my deepest condolences so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort strengthen you for the days ahead. Know that caring thoughts are with you. That "He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds, according to Psalm 147:3.

Submitted by Sandy Fischer on
We will miss you, our dear friend. Pat and Sandy and Patrick

Submitted by Markland on
Dear family of marge, We were so saddened to hear of Marge*s passing. Sooo much Love she received from you all . May you find comfort in all your sweet memories of a wonderful mom, grand mom and loving wife. With much love, The Markland’s... Chris, barb and Jen.

Submitted by Beth pisapio on
To the burchfield/smith families, I’m so sorry to hear of Aunt Margie’s passing. I wish I could be with you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I miss you Aunt Margie wish you could have meet my son and my new family. I know you would be proud of me I have accomplished so much thinking of you always. R.I.P.

Submitted by lisa on
Beth, Rob, Kelly, Krissy & family, I was sad to learn the news about your mom this morning when I awoke. I am so sorry. Beth, I know you've had a terrible few weeks - my thoughts are with you. Life likes testing the strong, only to receive affirmation that there are people out there who can seemingly weather any storm thrown at them. Those are the people whom inspire others, knowing we all make it, somehow...I wish you all peace in your hearts.

Submitted by Donna Miller on
Dear Beth and Family, I was so saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. I pray your wonderful memories of this dear lady help during this difficult time. With sympathy, Donna Miller (formerly from Ayre St.)