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Florence A. George

September 10, 1917 – August 22, 2014

Florence A. George, age 96, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 22, 2014.

Born in Greenbank, Delaware on September 10, 1917, Florence was a daughter of the late Frank George and Juliette Theodore George. She attended Marshallton Grammar School where she was the class valedictorian and one of the first 4H Links members. Florence then attended Wilmington High School, where she served as a class officer every year. After graduating from high school, she was appointed as a buyer for Kennard’s Department Store in Wilmington. She attended Beacom Business College in the evenings. Florence later worked for Diamond State, Bell Telephone and AT&T for 30 years, but longed to follow her passion to teach and decided to continue her education. She graduated from the University of Delaware and finished her career as an elementary school teacher with the Christina School District.

Florence was a longtime parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Church and a member and leader of the Great Books Foundation for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Elizabeth Darby, Julia Cobbs, Mary Chambers, Peter George and Irene McConnell. Florence is survived by her niece, Hannah Koziski and husband Michael of Wilmington.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Rockland Place, the many aides at Bayada Home Health Care and the staff of Seasons Hospice for the compassionate care they provided to Florence.

A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday morning, August 27, 2014, at Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington, DE, with interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Florence’s name may be made to the Ministry of Caring, Inc., 506 N. Church Street, Wilmington, DE 19801-4812 or to Seasons Hospice of Delaware 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101 Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. Mrs. Anne (De Rocili) Smigielski, August 25, 2014

    My sympathy to the family on the passing of Florence George.

    I would like you to know that my family is related to the “George” family who lived on
    6th & N. Scott St. in Wilmington. My great-grandfather was Antonio George & my entire
    family grew up at St. Anthony of Padua Parish. My Aunt Florence (Parisi) George was
    married to my paternal grandmother’s brother, Peter George (he was the owner of a tile
    company).
    Do you think we could possibly be related? Just wondering.

    May Florence rest in peace.

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