Audrey Ellyn Bonnie Clark
Mrs. Audrey Ellyn Bonnie Clark, age 79, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2012, at her daughters home in Wilmington.
Born in Jersey City, NJ, on May 26, 1933, Mrs. Clark was a registered nurse by profession and a truly dedicated member of the medical community. She received her education at Holy Name Hospital (Teaneck, NJ) and Seton Hall University, and also in Delaware, where she earned a degree in behavioral science at Wilmington College. During her career in New Jersey and Delaware, she worked in the hospital, several physicians offices, as a school nurse with the Colonial School District, and as a psychiatric nurse at the Delaware State Hospital.
A devout Catholic throughout her life, Mrs. Clark was a faithful parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church. She was a longtime member and past Prefect of the parishs B.V.M. Sodality. She was also active in the Wilmington Manor Lioness Club, where she held many offices over the years, including president and secretary.
She will be remembered most of all for her perfect devotion to her family. Her happiest times were spent in the joyful company of her children and grandchildren, all of whom adored her and will miss her deeply.
Mrs. Clark was the devoted wife of David E. Clark, who passed away on September 23rd of this year; the beloved mother of Bonnie-Jean Tsaldaris and husband Nick of Wilmington and Heather E. Clark of New Castle; the cherished Nana of Samuel David, Anna Grace, Matthew David, Leonardo David, and Nicholas George; and the loving sister of Jean Barone and husband Tony of New Castle and Judith Leith of Camden. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by her parents, James P. Leith and Agnes F. McIver Leith.
The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the nurses and staff of Delaware Hospice for their many kindnesses to Mrs. Clark during her illness.
Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 am on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle. Interment will be held privately at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.