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Mrs. Helen Maculaitis passed away peacefully after a long illness on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Mrs. Maculaitis was born in Bayonne, New Jersey on January 11, 1927. She was 86 years old.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her devoted husband of 61 years, Vincent Maculaitis; her daughter, Barbara Akenhead; and her three grandchildren, Stephen, David and Catherine Akenhead.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dancisin of Bayonne; and her siblings, William, Michael and John of Bayonne, Frank of Whiting, Joseph of Roselle, New Jersey and Mary Radcliffe of Camden. Also preceding her in death was her son-in-law, Stuart Akenhead.
Mrs. Maculaitis was a homemaker for much of her married life, and she was especially fond of cooking and baking. No holiday or birthday went by without a special treat from Grandma Maculaitis.
Friends are invited to visit with the family at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington on Friday, July 19 from 12:00 - 12:45PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00PM. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.
As she had a special love for animals, a donation in her name to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 is suggested in lieu of flowers.
To offer condolences, visit
Doherty Funeral Homes - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
Published in The News Journal from July 16 to July 17, 2013