June Lee Tavolario (née Owen) of Seaford left these earthly confines, glory bound, surrounded by loved ones, on Nov. 9, 2020 at TidalHealth Nanticoke in Seaford. She was born to parents Edwin H. Owen and Bernice Dempsey Owen on Feb. 27, 1939 in Richmond, Virginia.

June met Franklin Delano Roosevelt Tavolario in 1957. They were married on Feb. 1, 1958 in Baltimore, Md. Together they raised three children: Penny Lee Tavolario Kimbrough, Franklin Delano Tavolario, Edwin Andrew Tavolario.

 June is survived by Penny Lee Tavolario Kimbrough (Phil), daughter and son-in-law; Franklin Delano Tavolario, son; Edwin Andrew Tavolario, son; grandchildren: Amy, Charmaine, Benjamin, Wendi; great-grandchildren: Raven, Tristan, Addison, Ayanna, Marley, Evelyn, MariLee, and baby boy due in March 2021; Charmaine Poe, sister; Sunny Mae Willner, sister; numerous nieces and nephews; and many precious cousins whom she cherished. 

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Tavolario, husband; Edwin H. Owen, father; Bernice Dempsey Owen, mother; Betty Owen, stepmother; Patricia Owen Entzminger, sister; and Edwin “Boonie” Owen Jr., brother.

The family has entrusted Cranston Funeral Home with the arrangements. Family will be available one hour prior to service. Funeral Service is scheduled for Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. at 300 Shipley Street, in Seaford. Reverend Rich Evans will officiate the ceremony. 

The family of “Ms. June” wish to thank the Sussex County Paramedics and EMTs as well as the TidalHealth Nanticoke ER staff, PACU Nursing staff, and the Palliative Care Department. Each one of you showed exemplary care and compassion and offered a great sense of support during Mom’s stay.

To share condolences online, visit June Lee’s obituary at cranstonfuneralhome.com.