Marguerite H. Edwards
May 29, 1927 – September 9, 2018
Marguerite H. Edwards, age 91, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, September 9, 2018.
A Delaware native, she was born in Wilmington, DE, on May 29, 1927 and was a daughter of the late William H. and Marguerite H. (Miller) Griffith. Marguerite dedicated her life to her family as a loving and talented homemaker. During WWII, she worked for McHue Electric, winding electric motors. She also moonlighted as a pin setter in a local bowling alley. Marguerite enjoyed trips to the summer house in lower Delaware. Her hobbies included sewing, reading and cooking for her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cullen J. Edwards, Sr.; sister, Doris E. Bonvetti; and grandson, D. Scott Thompson. Marguerite is survived by her children, Constance M. Thompson (Walter) of Palmetto, FL, Roxanne Edwards of Newark, DE and Cullen J. Edwards, Jr. (Diane) of Elkton, MD; brothers, William H. Griffith, Jr., Galen H. Griffith, Sr. (Dorothy) of Middletown, DE and Donald W. Griffith (Sally) of Ft. Pierce, FL; sisters, Phyllis G. Meli of Greenville, DE, Janet G. Davis of New Castle, DE; 6 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
A committal service will be held at 11 am on Friday, September 14, 2018, in the Chapel at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marguerite’s name to the Minquadale Fire Company, 129 E Hazeldell Ave, New Castle, DE 19720.