Denise A. Herron

Denise A. Herron, age 58, of Hockessin, DE passed away on March 1, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Wilmington, she was the daughter of the late Catherine Mary (Alisa) and Alfred J. (“Flop”) Salvatore. She attended St. Anthony of Padua Grade School and graduated from Padua Academy before receiving her bachelor’s degree at Wilmington College. She worked as a paralegal for the State of Delaware Attorney General’s Office for 32 years before her retirement in 2017. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her father-in-law, M. Carl Herron.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Bruce C. Herron; her son, Sean Herron and his fiancée Abbie of Philadelphia, PA; her son, Andrew Herron of Hockessin, DE; her daughter, Catherine Herron of Arlington, VA; her sisters, Diana Mason (Tom) of Bear, DE and Dawn Haley (Scott) of Elkton, MD; and her mother-in-law, Elaine Herron of Pittsburgh, PA. Denise is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 7th from 6-8 PM at the Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Rd. Wilmington, DE 19808. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 8th from 10-12 PM with a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 12 PM at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 901 N Dupont St., Wilmington, DE 19805. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at, or through the mail at 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Online condolences may be made at


Submitted by Pamela S Russell on
I am Ron Russell's wife and I kept in touch with Denise through texts. I remember meeting her when we came to Delaware and then she and her sisters came to Rhode Island. I really came to enjoy our conversations and am so so sorry for your loss. Ron is so sad and was hoping to see her again. God Speed Denise and love coming your way from Lawton, Oklahoma.

Submitted by Peter and Hui P... on
Our deepest sympathies to the Herron family during this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts. May Mrs. Herron rest in peace.

Submitted by Carol Brower on
We met Denise and Bruce on a bus trip to Cape Cod. Such lovely people. Our hearts ache right now. She was so proud of her children and was looking forward to her son's wedding. We are both so sorry to hear about your loss. Rest in Peace Denise. We had so much fun on that trip. So glad we met. Joe & Carol Brower Landenberg, PA

Submitted by Sacramenta Landrum on
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Denise. In God's word the Bible is a wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death to be fulfilled very soon right here on a brand new Paradise Earth by his son Jesus Christ it will give you hope and comfort during this difficult time Acts 24:15; John 5: 28,29; Revelation 21: 1-5.

Submitted by Cara Hesse on
We are heartbroken at the loss of Denise! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Submitted by Pam Kreuer on
Prayers for the Herron family. Heaven gained another angel.

Submitted by Dani on
I'm very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Losing a loved one is heartbreaking. May you take comfort in knowing that God is close to the brokenhearted, Psalm 34:18. He has promised to wipe away your tears and swallow up death forever, Isaiah 25:8.

Submitted by Terri Evans on
I worked with Denise at the Department of Justice. She was a lovely person. I was so sorry to hear of her death. Keeping your family in my prayers.

Submitted by Theresa Dixon-Boyle on
Dear Bruce and family. I was so sorry to hear the news regarding Denise. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. With sincere condolences. Theresa Dixon-Boyle

Submitted by Olivia on
I am so sorry for your loss. There is nothing more painful in this world than losing your loved one. I would like to share an encouraging massage in the book of Revelation 21:4. It says ''And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.''please read this accompanied with your Bible. I hope this message gives you courage, hope and peace that you deserve in this time of bereavement.

Submitted by Y. Holland on
"My Deepest Condolences go out to the Herron family, I hope you find comfort in these words, "He will swallow up death forever,......And will wipe away the tears from all faces. Isaiah 25:8. Trust in Jehovah's promise of the resurrection hope.

Submitted by Susan Storm on
My heart goes out to all of you for your loss. Denise was a kind and generous person who will be missed. She participated in my exercise classes for many years and I know how dedicated she was to working out and staying fit. I can still picture where she stood in class and her friends gathering around her. We stayed in touch via text over the past year and she always seemed so upbeat and positive about winning her battle. My thoughts and prayers are with you now at this most difficult time.

Submitted by Rebecca on
I am sorry for your loss. May you find  from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. Please accept my sincere condolences. 2 Thessalonians 2:16 ,17