Adele M. Pritchard
Mrs. Adele M. Pritchard, age 92, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at Christiana Hospital.
Born in Bronx, NY, on March 16, 1919, Adele was the daughter of the late Jacob Selzer and Augusta Macher Selzer. She was a talented and resourceful homemaker and devoted her life to caring for her beloved family.
A devout Catholic, Adele was a longtime member of Holy Family parish and its Leisure Group. She also served as the chairperson of the cake booth at the annual Holy Family Christmas Bazaar for many years.
Adele was well known throughout her life for her keen intelligence and poise. During her recent stay at Newark Manor, Adele was honored by her fellow residents who elected her to serve as the president of the residents group and spokesperson for resident concerns and suggestions.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Lawrence W. Pritchard, in 1999. She is survived by her son, Lawrence A. Pritchard (Pat); grandchildren, Ken Pritchard (Jen), Scott Pritchard (Shyril), Robert Pritchard (Meme), Thomas Pritchard (Stephanie), and Dawn Swarter (Steve); and great grandchildren; Joey and Sarah Pritchard, Spencer and Sienna Pritchard, Kyle and Kory Pritchard, Zach and Madelyn Pritchard, and Andrew and Michael Swarter.
Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Monday, August 8, 2011, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at Holy Family R.C. Church, E. Chestnut Hill and Gender Roads, Newark. Interment will be held privately at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Family R.C. Church Building Fund, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE 19713.
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