AnnaBelle Brown (1921 - 2014)

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AnnaBelle Brown

AGE: 92 • Wilmington

AnnaBelle Brown, 92, of Hockessin, DE peacefully passed away with her beloved family at her side on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

AnnaBelle was born in Wilmington, daughter of the late Francis E. and Edna M. (Bishel) Brown. Upon her graduation from Wilmington High School, she became an employee of the Diamond State Telephone Company and retired in 1985 after more than 45 years of dedicated service. Early in her career, she proudly placed long distance phone calls for our nation's returning World War II heroes using a company switchboard that had been set up in the Wilmington Train Station.

AnnaBelle was an avid shopper and enjoyed reading, playing canasta and knitting items for her loved ones. She appreciated the beauty of a flowering spring, and always placed the needs of others before her own.

AnnaBelle is survived by her loving nieces and their families; and her beloved pet, Zoe.

She was predeceased by her siblings, Jean, Francis Jr., Betty and Edna.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to all who provided care and companionship to our beloved Aunt AnnaBelle.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Tuesday, August 5 from 5:00-7:00PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 6 at 10:30AM. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713 or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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Funeral Home
Doherty Funeral Homes - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 999-8277
Funeral Home Details
Published in The News Journal from Aug. 2 to Aug. 4, 2014
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