Marie M. Cullen, 86


Marie M. Cullen, 86, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Bucks County, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del.

Cullen worked a variety of jobs in her younger years. However, her primary vocation was raising her family and helping on the family farm. Cullen was an avid gardener, and she and her husband, James, opened the produce stand on Muddy Neck Road in Ocean View before his passing in 1993.

Cullen was a selfless, caring and compassionate woman who always put others first. She was a caregiver to her mother-in-law, Dorothy Cullen; her husband, James; her mentally handicapped daughter, Star; and cousins, Ann and Tommy Littleton, before their passing.

Cullen enjoyed arts and crafts, knitting and was an amazing cook. She will be remembered for her fried chicken, lemonade and ice tea. She was also a Philadelphia Eagles fan, never missing a game on the television, and also collected all types of memorabilia of the team. Cullen will be missed by all those that knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Cullen Jr.; two daughters, Cheryll A. Schussler and Starlee J. Cullen; and a brother, John Baehr. She is survived by a daughter, Kimberlee M. Cullen of Ocean View; two sons, James E. Cullen III of Ocean View and Scott A. Cullen of Frankford, Del.; three grandchildren, Rachel Cullen, Ryan Schussler and Scott A. Cullen Jr.; and two great-grandchildren, Elliana Cullen and Eric Jackson.

A funeral service was held Oct. 22, 2018, at Melson Funeral Services, with interment at Mariner’s Bethel Cemetery, both in Ocean View, Del.