Betty A. (Ziolkowski) Dzielak
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.