Caward, Carol

Heaven has gained another angel!

Carol Richardson Caward of Newport, Delaware, age 79, born to Benjamin and Isabelle Richardson, passed away at Christiana Hospital on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

Carol was a member of the Marshallton United Methodist Church where she served as a lay leader and treasurer of the United Methodist Women for many years.

Upon graduation from P.S. du Pont High School, she immediately went to work for the DuPont Company. After retiring from DuPont, she worked at Wilmington College and Marshallton United Methodist School where she served as financial secretary for the school board.

Carol’s passion was playing Scrabble and anyone who played with her knew she was out to win and she usually did!

Carol is survived by her sister Joanne (Gary), son Christopher Brown, nieces Lynn Iocono (Ronald), Karen Smith (Stan), Tracy Richardson (Chris), nephew John DiOrio (Wendy), and former daughter-in-law Hope Brown (Tom). She also leaves behind three granddaughters Erica, Erin, and Emily; three great-granddaughters Callie, Gia, and Ellie; many great nieces and nephews; a great-great niece and her beloved dog Sadie.

Carol was predeceased by her parents Benjamin and Isabelle Richardson, husband David, sister and brother-in-law Janet and Robert DiOrio, brother Benjamin Richardson, and nephew Keith Smith.

Her family would like to thank Beth Panariello and Barbara Berkheimer for their constant care and devotion to Carol throughout this past year.

A viewing will be held on Saturday, December 4 beginning at 9 a.m. at Marshallton United Methodist Church, 1105 Stanton Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808 with a funeral service at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Silverbrook Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in Carol’s name to Marshallton United Methodist Church, Brandywine Valley SPCA (, or the charity of your choice.

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