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Harriet Chapman Brighthaupt  

Harriet Chapman Brighthaupt

August 30, 1927 – July 22, 2016

Harriet Chapman Brighthaupt passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Brookdale White Chapel in Newark.

Harriet was born August 30, 1927 in Centralia, PA to the late Thomas and Florence Chapman. She married Eugene Brighthaupt and moved to Newark in 1952. Harriet enjoyed crossword puzzles, cooking, following politics, gardening, crocheting, her grandchildren, the Eagles and Phillies. She also enjoyed telling stories; incredible stories of Centralia’s life and characters. Harriet worked at Rhodes Drug Store on Main Street during the sixties where she was well placed to socialize with other coal region expats.

Harriet is survived by her sons, Thomas of Newark, Eugene Jr. of Newark, and  Edward (Karen) of Port Deposit, MD; daughter, Mary (Jonathan Sisk) of Severna Park, MD; brother, Thomas Chapman (Peg) of Harrisburg, PA;  sister, Margaret Chapman of Harrisburg, PA; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Eugene who passed away in 1996; and brother, Edward (Mary) of Mount Carmel, PA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Holy Angels Church, 82 Possum Park Road in Newark.  Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington.

The family would like to thank the staff, nurses and aides of Brookdale White Chapel for their good care of, and friendship with our mother and grandmother. We’d also thank as well the excellent nurses of Season’s Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Season’s Hospice & Palliative Care:

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  1. Eloise Phillips McDonough, July 24, 2016

    Tom. not sure if you remember, but we worked together at General Foods, Newark. So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Deepest sympathy to you and your family.


    • Tom Brighthaupt, July 26, 2016

      Thanks Eloise. I sure do remember in Reports Control with you, Ed, and Bruce.

  2. Mary Leach Taylor, July 24, 2016

    Dear Mary, Tom, Gene & Ted,

    I’m very sorry to hear of the loss of Harriet. I remember the friendship she shared with my mom, Kate Leach. I know my mom treasured her friendship and their shared family ties.
    I enjoyed the times that I spent at your house with you, Mary, and our times at Loch Raven.
    Mary Leach Taylor

  3. Jan Kulick, July 26, 2016

    My deepest condolences to your family for your loss. I live at Brookdale and Harriet & I were ‘table-mates’ in the dining room. We shared many good meals & conversations. I will deeply miss her.

    Jan Kulick


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