Helen L. DiMello

Helen L. DiMello

Helen L. DiMello, age 95, of Newark, DE passed away on Monday, September 23, 2013.

Born in York County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Cleata and Harry Kauffman. She came to Wilmington in September of 1953 to manage Kennards Photo Studio. She worked in retail all of her life and for the American Photograph Company of New York, Wheelan Branch as Studio Manager. In 1966, the DiMello's opened the Bow Gift Shop and closed the shop in 1977 after Helen retired.

She was predeceased by her husband of 34 years, Ralph E. DiMello who died in 1988.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Grzybowski; her grandchildren, Dorothy DiCampli, (Anthony, Jr.), of Newark, DE, Michael Grzybowski, Jr., (Pat) of Bear, DE, Wendy DiJacomo (Anthony) of Wilmington, DE; great grandchildren, Cory Grzybowski of Wilmington, DE, Anthony DiCampli, III of Newark, DE, SPC. Jeremy DiCampli of Newark, DE, currently stationed at Ft. Bliss, TX; great great grandchildren, Zachary, Angela, Avery and Elli; her sister, Ruth Koons of Red Lion, PA and a very special cousin, Lois Dietz.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 26 at 2 pm at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Rd., Pike Creek where friends may visit from 1:30-2. Burial will be private.

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3200 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 999-8277

Published in The News Journal from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2013