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Dorothy P. Frampton

Died: 11/24/2010


Mrs. Dorothy P. Frampton, known fondly as Ann, age 75, of Wilmington, DE, died on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at Christiana Hospital after a short illness.

Mrs. Frampton was born in Wilmington on December 23, 1934, daughter of the late Clarence Pritchett and Bessie Banks Pritchett. As a young woman, she made her career as a professional telephone operator, first working for the Bell Telephone Company. She would go on to work for Graver Tank Company in Edgemoor and later accepted a position with the Hercules Research Center before leaving to become a full-time homemaker.

Active in her community, Mrs. Frampton was a longtime member of the Cathedral Church of St. John, where she was a past chairperson of the Altar Guild. She was also a 20-year committee member and past chairperson of Wilmington Garden Day and had been the treasurer of the Edgemoor Community Center for 15 years. Additionally, she had served as the treasurer of the Fox Point Civic Association since its founding. Interested in politics throughout her life, she served on the Town Commission of Bellefonte for 32 years and was president of the commission for 17 years. For over 40 years, she was a dedicated election poll volunteer as well.

Mrs. Frampton greatly enjoyed knitting in her leisure hours and put her talents to good use by making knit caps for the homeless and helmet liners for US troops serving abroad.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years, Charles W. Frampton, Jr.; sons, Steven M. Frampton of Bellefonte, and Richard B. Frampton (Jamie) of Henderson, NC; and grandchildren, Christopher Frampton, Julian Frampton, and Stephanie Frampton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, The Rev. C. William Frampton III, and brothers, Ray Whitcraft and William Pritchett.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday, November 29, 2010 at The Cathedral Church of Saint John, Ten Concord Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19802. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to The Cathedral Church of Saint John at the address above.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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