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Lakshmisri Chatterjee

AGE: 64 • Wilmington

Lakshmisri Chakraborty Chatterjee, 64, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones on December 17, 2016.

Born in Calcutta, India, to the late Ramesh C. and Juthika Chakraborty, Lakshmi grew up in New Delhi, India before marrying Ashoke Chatterjee and moving to Chattanooga, TN in 1971. After completing a Master's Degree in Sociology from Emory University, she worked as a special advocate for abused and neglected children and a paralegal at various firms in Wilmington. Throughout her adult life, Ashoke's work brought them to live in Bombay, India, Shanghai, China, and Hyderabad, India, before finally settling back in Wilmington, DE. Lakshmi was a seasoned traveler throughout Asia and Europe, an avid student of cultures and cuisine, an active member of the Indo-American Association of Delaware and donated her time and creations to local charities serving hospitals and orphanages.

Lakshmi is survived by her husband, Ashoke Chatterjee; daughters Tiara Chatterjee and Pia Chatterjee (Robert Kuhn); her brothers Amitabha Chakraborty (Monica), Debabrata Chakraborty (Roma Debabrata), Subhas Chakraborty, Jawaharlal Chakraborty (Sunita), Shibaji Chakraborty; and her sister-in-law, Shanti Chakraborty. She is also survived by 5 nieces, 5 nephews, 4 grandnieces, and 5 grandnephews. She is predeceased by her brother, Partha Chakraborty.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 22nd at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Lakshmi's memory to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (

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Published in The News Journal from Dec. 20 to Dec. 22, 2016
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