Martha Dale Stewart, fondly called Dale or Tanty Dale by many, was born in the sleepy village of Trois Roches (pronounced Tour Wash) Toco in the beautiful Republic of Trinidad & Tobago located in the Caribbean on the 18th October 1955. She was the daughter of the late Christina Hovell and the late Carter Stewart, Dale was the 5th child out of 7 among her siblings Lionel, Cynthia, Avis, the late Deborah, Eric and Gary.
As a child, Dale was always a source of entertainment among her siblings. She was brave and daring, and somehow always seemed to land herself in some sort of trouble. Dale was a leader because, regardless of whatever trouble she landed herself into, at least one of her siblings was sure to be in the said trouble. Dale loved entertaining and taking care of her family and friends, she loved working with her hands and loved baking and cooking with a passion, Dale was creative and also loved needle work and crocheting and so much more. She was a very special and fun loving person. Dale had an infectious laughter that can also have you in stitches in a split second without you knowing the full joke or reason.
As an adult Dale left her Country home in Toco and moved to Arima where she settled, worked and raised her family. Before migrating to the United States of America, Dale worked at the Public Transport Corporation of Trinidad & Tobago for many years.
Shortly after her arrival in the United States of America, Dale initially came to the Moroney family to simply assist in raising four young children and then quickly grew to become an amazingly devoted member of the family. If you ever came to the Moroney House or attended a sporting event where a Moroney kid was involved, then you most certainly had the privilege to meet Dale. From babies to adults, she nurtured, selflessly cared for and shaped Bryan, Kait, Melissa and Matt into the people they are today and for that the Moroney family is very thankful. Dale touched so many lives, others she oversaw and the fondness and friendships shown to the children's countless friends has genuinely made her everlasting. Dale was described to be "crazy and fun, compassionate and protective." She loved to garden, it has been said that the flowers she loved so much will never bloom so full.
Dale leaves to mourn Diaz, her common law husband, her two sons Steve and Dennis and two grandchildren Kathlyn and Kadisha. Siblings Lionel, Eric, Gary, Cynthia and Avis. Nephews Marlon, Sheldon, Ronnie Nearl, Dean, Corey, Hakim, Azad, Sherwin and many others. Nieces Maurissa, Ann Marie, Dana, Faymie, Sherline, Denisia and many others. She also leaves to mourn a great number of other family members and friends too numerous to mention as Dale was related to the Stewart, Roberts, Hovell, Figaroes, Adams and the Diaz Families.
She was loved by all her family members both home and abroad and she would be sadly missed by all who were fortunate to know her. Dale left everyone she touched with so many memories, she was truly an angel sent. On behalf of Dale's family and friends at home they would like to take this opportunity to thank her American family for taking such good care of her during her time with them and especially in the times just before her passing when she needed them most. Words cannot express our gratitude to you all. Thank you and may God continue to bless and watch over you all, and we hope and pray that we can find comfort in each other and memories of her as her body leaves us at this time. Dale "You weren't supposed to go so soon- you will ALWAYS be missed"
May this beautiful lady rest in perfect peace.
Written by her loving family back home in Trinidad & Tobago and her extended family in the United States.
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