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Elizabeth M. (Long) Carter

September 24, 1933 ~ December 5, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Elizabeth Carter Obituary

Elizabeth M. (Long) Carter, 90, of Wilmington, Delaware, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 surrounded by her loving family.  Born in Cork City, Ireland on September 24, 1933, beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Hannah (Sheehan) Long.

Libby came to the United States in 1954 at the age of 18.  She was employed with Bancroft Mills, was a dedicated member of St. Ann Parish, and was also a member of the Irish Culture Club of Delaware.  Libby resided in the Forty Acres neighborhood.   She enjoyed sewing and loved spending time at the beach house in Lewes.  She prided herself in being lovingly devoted to her immediate and extended family members.

Her husband, Charles F. Carter, Jr. passed away in 2010.  In addition, she was predeceased by her son, Patrick Carter; her sister, Margaret Roche and her brothers, Thomas, Davey and Michael Long.

Libby will be dearly missed by her children, Charles F. Carter III (Micielle), Rosemary, Gerald and Sean (Cathleen); her daughter-in-law, Francesca; her grandchildren, Rachael Flynn (John), Taylor, Peyton, David, Andrew (Kelly), Jack, Laura (Cody), Conor, Sean Michael, Theresa, Cara-Rose and John Carter; her great grandchildren, Aoife and Cillian Flynn.  Also surviving is her brother, Daniel Long (Bridget), as well as many nieces and nephews

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 1900 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington on Monday, December 11 from 5:00 – 7:00PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Church, Gilpin Avenue and Union Street, Wilmington on Tuesday, December 12 at 10:00AM.  Interment will be held privately at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Friday, January 5, 2024.

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December 11, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Wilmington
1900 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806

Mass of Christian Burial
December 12, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Ann Church
2013 Gilpin Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806

Private Interment

Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
2465 Chesapeake City Road
Bear, DE 19701


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