The Lord called Mary “Mom” “Nana” Grosseibl Croll home Tuesday, July 27, 2010.

    The Lord called Mary “Mom” “Nana” Grosseibl Croll home Tuesday, July 27, 2010.
    Mrs. Croll loved and was fondly loved by many. She was born in New Jersey and also lived in Delaware. She was part of a large Italian family who gathered together frequently to share fellowship and food.
    Upon moving to Delaware, she met and married William “Bill” Croll and the two became members of Connection Community Church, where she expanded her family and began to develop lasting, loving relationships with many others. She could always be found encouraging someone who needed a lift, planning a large event or cooking a meal as a way to demonstrate her love.
    Mrs. Croll was most definitely the glue that held relationships together within her family and circle of friends.
    She loved to be with others and to serve them to the fullest. In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking, traveling and bird watching. Her greatest past time was being with Bill, their children and grandchildren.
    Mrs. Croll and Bill hosted numerous events at their home for several years and she’ll be remembered fondly for all of her dedication to making each event an enormous success and for teaching those around her how to love to the fullest.
   She is survived by a daughter and a son-in-law, Michele and John Streitmatter of Palm Harbor, Fla.; a son and a daughter-in-law, Glenn and Renee Grosseibl of Townsend; seven grandchildren, Michael, Avery, Colson, Austin, Dalton, Jordan and Dakota; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Irene and Walt Veit of Orlando, Fla., and JoAnn and Charlie Papa of Oakridge, N.J.; a brother and a sister-in-law, Art and Darlene Salvi of Oakridge; an uncle and an aunt-in-law, Fred and Marcy DeNude of West Paterson, N.J.; and a host nieces, nephews and cousins.
Celebration of Life services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, at Connection Community Church, 100 W. Green St., Middletown, where friends may call one hour earlier.
    Burial will be in Townsend Cemetery. Immediately following burial services, family and friends are invited to return to Connection Community Church for a time of celebration and fellowship.
    In lieu of flowers, live plants or memorial contributions may be sent, as per Mrs. Croll’s request, to The Ministry of Caring Inc., 506 N. Church St., Wilmington, DE 19801.
    Arrangements by Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, Middletown.