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Betty A. (Ziolkowski) Dzielak  

Betty A. (Ziolkowski) Dzielak
“Babci”

September 8, 1933 – August 25, 2016

Betty A. (Ziolkowski) Dzielak, known fondly as “Babci,” age 82, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Thursday, August 25, 2016.

A lifelong Delawarean, Betty was born in Wilmington on September 8, 1933, and was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Mazewski) Ziolkowski. She made her career with the DuPont Company where she worked as a supervisor at the Wilmington Shops, retiring after more than 30 years of dedicated service.

Betty was truly the matriarch of her family and they were the center of her world. She looked forward to hosting the annual family crab feast and adored spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Betty embraced social media with a passion and loved that it allowed her to stay in touch with family and friends. In her leisure time, she enjoyed visiting the casino, reading, shopping and travelling with her best friends, Joan and the late Elmer Read. Betty’s legacy of love and devotion will live on forever and she will be dearly missed by all.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her great grandson, Evan. She is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Edwin C. Dzielak; children, Deborah Ann Krzywicki (Robert) of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, Robert E. Dzielak (Jean) of Newark, DE, Maryann Nutter (Bernie) of Lewes,DE and Joann Edwards (Mike Richardson) of Bear, DE; siblings, Frances Deptula (Ed), Stanley Zulkowski (Marie), Patricia Boyer (Duke) and Joseph Ziolkowski (Leona); grandchildren, Maribeth, Julie, Jason, Allen, Lisa, Nolan, Ryan, Ashley, Alex, Daniel, Caitlin and Mackenzie; and great grandchildren, Emily, Johnny, Ella, Paul, Avrie, Matthew, Brooklyn, Colin, Shane, Ellie and Abigail.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am on Tuesday morning, August 30, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church, 345 Bear-Christiana Road, Bear, DE, where a visitation will be held from 9:30 am until 11:30 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to the Delaware Kidney Fund, 1100 Lovering Avenue, Ste. 10-B, Wilmington, DE 19806 or to Seasons Hospice of Delaware 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101 Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. Helen Mazewski Hutchison, August 27, 2016

    So very sorry for the loss of Betty. I am sending hugs to all. I have fond memories of Betty when growing up. Love Helcia

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  2. Leonett Dzielak Hampson, August 27, 2016

    Aunt Betty was a wonderful person. I always looked forward to family functions at Tillie and Henry’s house when we would get time to spend together. I truly realize how special she was to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Cherish those moments forever. I am sorry I cannot be there in person to convey my condolences to your family. I know you all have so many special moments – keep them in your hearts forever. Love you all. ❤️

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  3. Ginny & Wade Goyne, August 28, 2016

    With sympathy!

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  4. John & Ann Ewasko, August 28, 2016

    We are sorry to hear of your family’s loss.

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  5. Susan Boyer, August 29, 2016

    To all the Dzielak children and Uncle Mixie. I’m thinking of you all and our wonderful times together as children when we would meet at your house in Wilmington on summer vacations. Our Moms taught us some wonderful lessons on being sisters with lots of laughter and fun. Your Mom’s smile and deep throaty laugh are what I remember most from those times. Thinking of Betty with a smile in my heart for her deep essence that is eternal and now free from pain. Love, Susan

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  6. Jane Welsh Julian, August 29, 2016

    Uncle Edwin and Family:

    JR and I want you to know how very sorry we are to read of Aunt Betty’s passing. I recall many wonderful family gatherings that Aunt Betty orchestrated so successfully! It is comforting to know that she has joined many family members who have gone before her. No doubt she has gathered them for another party never missing a beat.

    We are so sorry we cannot be with you in person to give each of you a hug but know that you are in our prayers!! With Our Love and Affection, Jane and JR

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  7. Ronnie Podolak, August 29, 2016

    Remembering Ciocia Betty fondly. We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Ronnie and Sue Podolak

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  8. Sandra Cahalan, August 29, 2016

    Thinking of you during this difficult time.Ciocca Betty was such a wonderful lady and we know how much she will be missed. Sorry we can’t be there in person to express our condolences, but our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love Sandy and Jim Cahalan

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  9. Frank Vassallo, August 30, 2016

    To Bob, Ryan and Family:
    Please accept my condolences on the passing of your Mom & Grandmother. I know she will surely be missed.
    Sincerely,
    Frank Vassallo

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