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Helen D. Alford

AGE: 82 • Wilmington

Helen DeShield Alford, also known as Alfie to many loved ones, 82, of Wilmington formerly of Middletown, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, February 17, 2014.

Born in Virginia, she moved to Delaware where she spent the remainder of her life. She was a homemaker for 32 years while married to Lawrence T. Alford. In her '40s she graduated from Del Tech with a nursing degree and was employed at Christiana Hospital for many years until her retirement. During her retirement from nursing she was employed as a substitute school nurse and later as a secretary for Legislative Hall.

In addition to that, she volunteered many hours to the Middletown Fire Company as an EMT. She was also was a former vice president and president of the Middletown Historical Society.

During her lifetime her passions were gardening, tennis, collecting antiques and playing the piano.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Annie and Henry Fones, her brothers, Henry and Paul Fones, her son, David, and her beloved dog, Missy.

She is survived by her companion of several years, Thomas Dickman, her children Terry and husband Robert Eldridge, her son, Steven Alford and wife, Chris and her children and grandchildren, her son Jeffrey Alford and wife, Shannon, and daughter, Heather Triozzi.

She is also survived by three grandchildren, Ruth Rivera and Aidan and Logan Triozzi and three great grandchildren, Sebastian, Zeus and Augustus Rivera.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm at the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad Street, Middletown. Friends may visit with the family from 4-5:30 pm at the funeral home.

Interment will be held privately at the Gracelawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Middletown Historical Society, P.O. Box 567, Middletown, DE 19709 in honor of their mother. Condolences can be sent at

Published in The News Journal from Feb. 20 to Feb. 22, 2014
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