Dorothy E. Wilson
December 20, 1933 - June 29, 2023
Dorothy E. Wilson, age 89, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, June 29, 2023.
Born in Wilmington, DE on December 20, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Sophie (Miklasiewicz) Kulczycki. Dorothy began her career at DuPont Co. and later Getty Oil, until she became a homemaker. As her children grew older, she went back to work at Avon where she eventually retired, maintaining many long-term friendships that she made there.
A woman of faith and always one to lend a helping hand, Dorothy was quite active in her church and community. Before Holy Family R.C. Church was built, she would set up the alter at Kirk School or the Methodist church on Saturday’s. Dorothy and her husband, Jack volunteered at the St. Vincent Society de Paul Society helping needy families celebrate Christmas, in addition to other forms of assistance. With their help and the help of parishioners, the list grew each year until they developed a giving tree. Over the span of 15 years, Dorothy and Jack opened the church at 5:30 am during Lent and Advent, and every Sunday for Mass at 7:15 am. For several years, up until COVID and her ensuing illness, she was a volunteer at the Little Sisters of the Poor.
In her spare time, Dorothy enjoyed crocheting and baking delicious treats for her family. She loved taking vacations in Wildwood, NJ as well as going fishing with Jack.
In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband in August of 2012, John R. Wilson; and son, Terry James Wilson. She is survived by her children, Michael K. Wilson of Newark and Eileen Bushnell (Tim) of Oxford, PA.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am on Friday, July 7, 2023, at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy’s memory to the Humane Animal Partners, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or online by clicking here, or to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at Holy Family R.C. Church, at the address listed above.