Mary Ellen Jones

Mary Ellen Jones

Mary Ellen Jones was born in Philadelphia, in December of 1921, the daughter for Joseph and Mary (Anchor) Canning

Mary Ellen grew up in Brooklyn, NY and Philadelphia, PA spending her childhood summers at her grandfather's home in Stone Harbor, NJ. She married in 1948 and raised her family, first in Philadelphia and from 1965 in Wilmington, DE. She was an active member of St. Helena's Parish, involved in The First Adult Choir Carnival Church, Christmas Bazaars, Altar Society and Outreach until she was well into her 80's. In 1969, she started working for Delaware Trust at Penny Hill where she retired in 1986.

She was predeceased by her husband, Henry J. (2006) and her daughter, Nancy (1957). She is survived two sons, Laurence G. Jones of New York City and Patrick Jones of Fairfax, Virginia; and her sister, Peggy (Margaret Morrow).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 24th at 11:00 am at St. Helena's Church 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE where family and friends may visit from 10 to 11:00am. Burial will be in Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her name to: The :

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Funeral Home

Brandywine Valley Funeral Care
412 Philadelphia Pike Wilmington, DE 19809
(302) 764-2900

Published in The News Journal on Jan. 22, 2014