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.