Elaine Elizabeth Casale, 79

Elaine Elizabeth Casale, 79, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Friday, May 23, 2008, at home. Many years ago she worked on an assembly line constructing brake assemblies. She was very involved with her family and friends, who were the love of her life. She worked as a CHEER volunteer for as long as she could before her illness. She loved having her nieces from Jersey down, loved “colorful” jokes, was the life of the party and always loved having a good time with her family.

Casale was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Isabella Yarton Hood; two brothers, Phillip Hood and Thomas Hood Jr.; and a sister, Adelaide Gibson. She is survived by two sons, Michael Casale and his wife, Lisa, of Dagsboro, Del., and Robert D. Freeland and his wife, Diana, of Sonoma, Calif.; a sister, Muriel Phillips of Oakland, N.J.; four grandchildren, Michael and Garrett Casale and Bobby and Lilly Freeland; three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and her beloved canine, Dee Dee.

Funeral services were scheduled for Thursday, May 29, 2008, with interment in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Dagsboro. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in her memory to the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriot’s Way, Milford, DE 19963.