Alicia A. Riches, 69, of New Castle, DE, passed away on July 15, 2017. Born in Darby, Pennsylvania, she was the second child of Harry and Bertha Gaffney. After graduating from Goldey-Beacom College she worked for Rollins Truck Leasing for more than 20 years. She spent the last 15 years rehabbing homes in the New Castle and Wilmington areas. Alicia enjoyed cooking, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her loving husband Chet Riches; 3 children, David of Claymont, DE, Stephen (Chris) of Grand Junction, CO, and Denise (Di) of Newark, DE; 2 step children, Amy Filliben (Patrick) and Michael (Cary) both of Wilmington, DE and 9 grandchildren as well as 2 brothers, Jack (Joan) and Tommy (Nina) Gaffney and 2 sisters Kathy Neary and Teresa (Tim) Curley all of Pennsylvania and many beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
A visitation will be held on Thursday July 20, from 2-3 pm followed by a time of remembrance at 3pm. at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 9803. Burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Helen Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Rd. Newark, DE 19713.