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Pauline N. Calhoun  

Pauline N. Calhoun

August 31, 1926 – March 6, 2014

Pauline N. Calhoun, age 87, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 6, 2014.

A native Delawarean, Mrs. Calhoun was born on August 31, 1926, and was a daughter of the late Paul and Ruth Nickerson. She made her career as a teller with Wilmington Trust and worked at the company’s Old New Castle branch, retiring after 35 years of dedicated service.

A devout Catholic, Mrs. Calhoun was a member of Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church for over 60 years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be dearly missed.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the nurses and aides of Compassionate Care Hospice for the exceptional care they provided to Mrs. Calhoun during her illness.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph J. Calhoun, Sr. who passed away in 2010, sister, Hilda Elston, brother, Charles Nickerson and a grandson, Michael Calhoun. She is survived by her children, Joseph J. Calhoun, Jr. and wife Cynthia of Richmond, VA and Janet C. Hammond and husband Robert of Hockessin, DE; grandchildren, Joseph Calhoun III and wife Becky of Richmond, VA, Stephanie Calhoun of Richmond, VA and Jonathan Hammond and wife Mary Beth of Newark, DE; great grandchildren, Jonathan Hammond, Jr. and Joseph Calhoun IV; brothers, Paul Nickerson, Jr. and Richard Nickerson and wife Susan; sisters, Joyce Nickerson and Norma Barry and husband William.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am on Wednesday morning, March 12, 2014, at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where family and friends may visit from 10:30 am until 11:30 am. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Our Lady of Fatima Maintenance Fund, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720 or to the American Cancer Society 92 Read’s Way, Ste. 205 New Castle, DE 19720.

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  1. Don Lewis, March 9, 2014

    Jean and I send our condolences to the extended Calhoun family. Pauline was a wonderful person and we will surely miss her. It was always a treat when we did get a chance to stop by and see her.

  2. Beverly Lewis Bartley, March 9, 2014

    Dan and I send our deepest sympathy to the extended Calhoun family. We will remember Pauline and Joe as warm loving people. While we didn’t see Pauline often , we always had a good time when we did get together. Sorry we will be unable to attend the funeral but our thoughts are with you.

  3. Bette Dukes Butler, March 9, 2014

    I knew Pauline as a child. We lived next door to each other on farms. We went to school together. I knew her brothers and sisters and see Hilda’s daughter occasionally. Also, I see Richard and Susan once in awhile but I always asked about Pauline although I have never seen her since a child. I was surprised to hear of her death because I was told she was doing fine just a month ago. Didn’t know that she worked for WTC, I too was in banking with BOD (PNC).

  4. Linda Schiavi, March 9, 2014

    Norma, I know your sister was a good lady as you are.I pray she rests peacefully .take care.

  5. Greg Wyatt, March 12, 2014

    Joe & Cynthia, you all are in my prayers. God will bless and keep you in His care at this time of sorrow. May He grant you peace that will sustain you in the days to come.

  6. Jennifer Gilkison ( Nickerson), March 12, 2014

    In our thoughts and prayers always.
    Jennifer, Dave, Abigail, Audrey and Andrew


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