Helen Marie Callaway
May 22, 1937 – November 30, 2018
Helen Marie Callaway, age 81, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018.
A lifelong resident of DE, she was born in New Castle on May 22, 1937 to the late Julia (Taylor) Downs. Helen worked as a custodian for the Newark and Christina School Districts for many years.
An avid sports fan, she enjoyed cheering on her favorite teams. Most of all, Helen enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Franklin R. Callaway and brothers, David Miller and Frank Zdina. Helen is survived her children, Edward (Melanie), Michael F. (Kathy), Patrick (Linda), and Franklin R. Callaway; sisters, Alice Heckler and Judy Buchanan; brothers, Bill Taylor, and Ed Conway; 9 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.
A gathering for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 noon on Monday, December 10, 2018 at St. Matthew R.C. Church, 901 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Helen’s memory may be made to Catholic Charities, 2601 West 4th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805.