June Ellen Kulisich Hansell
July 9, 1944 - February 12, 2021
June Ellen Kulisich Hansell, age 76, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021, surrounded by her family.
Born June Ellen Kulisich in Salem, Massachusetts on July 9, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Rita Kulisich. June was raised in Tyngsborough, MA and was a graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsborough, and Emmanuel College in Boston, MA. June was a talented artist and painter, who excelled in using watercolor as her painting medium. She made her career as an art teacher, first at the high school level and as a private instructor in Massachusetts. In 1970, June met George Hansell, originally of Swarthmore, PA, on a blind date arranged by one of her art students. They wed in 1971 and relocated to Newark, DE. June was a dedicated art teacher for more than 10 years at Holy Angels School in Newark.
Deep in her faith, June was a devout member of St. John the Baptist Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, in Newark. She served the St. John Holy Angels faith community as a Eucharistic Minister, long-time member of both the prayer group and the choir, and as a co-founder of the parish’s Visitors for Christ program. June also served as a volunteer Eucharistic Minister at Christiana Care Hospital for over 20 years. She cherished her family and spent many happy hours together with her beloved husband George, their daughters and sons-in-law, and their four wonderful grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, June was preceded in death by her brother, Russell Kulisich, Jr. and her sister-in-law, Susan Shapley. She is survived by her husband, George Hansell; daughters, Jocelyn H. Gilmour (Duncan) of Wayne, PA and Kara H. Keehan (Sean) of Baltimore, MD; brother-in-law, Robert Shapley of Kimberton, PA; brother-in-law, Steve Hansell (Kay) of Manakin-Sabot, VA; grandchildren, Charles Keehan, Finnegan Keehan, Ailsa Gilmour and Andrew Gilmour. June was loved and will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
All services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in June’s memory to Meals on Wheels Delaware (mealsonwheelsde.org) or St. Francis Xavier Shrine (stfrancisxaviershrine.com/donations).