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Helene Suzanne Dempsey

May 28, 1966 - October 31, 2020

Helene Suzanne Dempsey, age 54, of Bear, DE, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2020.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on May 28, 1966, she was a daughter of Barry L. Dempsey and Alice Clara (Mills) Rizzo. Helene was a graduate of Haverford High School in Pennsylvania. She earned her Associates Degree from Delaware County Community College. Helene was very artistic and enjoyed painting, drawing and making crafts.

Helene is survived by her children, Chelsey and Andrew Rodowicz; parents, Barry Dempsey and Alice Rizzo; stepfather, Richard Rizzo; sisters, Brenda Harkins (Mike) and Donna Frunzi; and several nieces and nephews.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helene’s memory to the Delaware SPCA, 455 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713.


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11 Condolences for Helene Suzanne Dempsey

  • To Helene’s Family, I am so sorry for your loss, I was in high school with Helene and she was always such a kind and caring friend. I will keep you all in my prayers. God Bless!
    Barb Dennin Bellace
    VP of Class of ‘84 Haverford

  • So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to Helenes family 😥🙏

  • I am so very saddened of the passing of Helene. I was an acquaintance of Helene’s- she had an awesome sense of humor, and a beautiful smile. Helene was a very dear friend of my sister Deb. Helene will be truly missed. Sending much love and hugs to her family.

  • I am so saddened to hear of Helene’s passing. I knew her at a very young age (3 or 4) growing up on Robinson Ave. Her smile, positive energy and overall good person was what attracted me to be her friend. She was my first “crush” and even gave her Ms Wren’s flowers as a sign of my affection. I met up with her again in high school and she had that same positive energy I remembered.
    My deepest condolences to her family.
    Greg Sealander Class of ‘84 HHS

  • I am so very saddened of the passing of Helene. I was a close friend of Helene. She had an awesome sense of humor, with compassion for other’s, she had a beautiful smile that would light up a room. Helene loved penguins, she will be truly missed. May God give Helene eternal rest. My deepest condolences go out to her family.

  • Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I am keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers . Helene was a beautiful person inside and out.

  • So sorry for your loss.. I am thinking of the whole family at this difficult time. I did not know Helene but I am very good friends with her sister Brenda and I know she was loved by so many people. Sending lots of love and prayers from Texas ❤ 🙏😢 Will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers!

    Cheryl Christianson

  • I am so sorry to hear of Helene’s passing. Thinking of you all and sending strength, hugs and love as you go through this hard time. Please know that if you need anything to call.

  • Heaven is one more angel richer today Helene is now in her heavenly Fathers arms. I met Helene two years ago when we were painting scenery for a show, she was a very talented artist. She will be greatly missed, she was a beautiful person inside and out. Love, hugs and prayers to her children and family. June Crowley

  • I am going to miss my sister Helene more than words can express. I hope she is finally at peace and with our family that has passed before us.

  • My mother went to college with Helene’s mom, Alice, our families were basically like (non-related) cousins growing up. We always looked forward to getting together several times a year with the Dempseys and Lutzs for barbecues. Eight kids all roughly the same age had a lot of fun together, I remember the Dempsey girls as all being super-cute and super-funny. Helene used to always give me these quizzical, bemused looks that would make me laugh, whenever I was acting like a spazzy kid (which I often was). Good times that I remember with great fondness. I’m hoping that Helene is in a serene and happy place now, and that her family thinks of her with love and affection, always. My sincerest condolences to all family.