Maureen Cardinale, touched every heart

November 9, 2022

Maureen “Reen” (Carr) Cardinale, 73, of Lewes, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. She was born May 12, 1949, in Trenton, N.J., daughter of the late Thomas E. Sr. and Martha (Burket) Carr.

Maureen was a longtime Robbinsville, N.J., resident until moving to Lewes in 2019. She lit up every room and touched every heart. Maureen’s quick wit and wonderful sense of humor kept everyone laughing, while her huge heart and generous spirit kept everyone feeling loved. To know her was to immediately love her. Maureen built a career with the State of New Jersey, retiring after 41 dedicated years. She enjoyed playing cards, watching tennis and football, spending time with her loving family, and playing with her adoring Goldendoodle, Stella.

In addition to her parents, Maureen was preceded in death by her husband Arthur J. Cardinale; her brothers Robert Carr and Thomas E. Carr Jr.; and her brother-in-law Robert Walter. She is survived by her son, Dr. Joseph Cardinale (Amir Baghery); her daughter, Lisa Cardinale (Joseph Cifelli); her sisters, Patricia Walter and Kathleen Chamberlin (Pete); her brother, Ronald Carr Sr. (MaryAnn); her sisters-in-law, Suzanne Carr and Barbara Carr; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 156 Maxwell Ave., Hightstown, N.J. Private interment will take place at a later date, at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown, Pa.

Maureen’s final care has been entrusted to Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105; Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS  66675.

Visit Maureen’s Life Memorial webpage and sign her virtual guestbook at


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