Harriet S. Winchell of Kennett Square

Harriet S. Winchell, 90, of Kennett Square, died peacefully Wednesday, June 28, with her family by her side. Harriet is survived by her husband, Anthony H. Winchell, with whom she shared 63 loving years of marriage.

Harriet S. Winchell

Born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Morton and the late Dorothy (Robb) Sultzer. Harriet attended high school at the George School, went on to attend Wellesley College and earned her masters of education at Columbia Teachers College. After receiving her education, Harriet taught public school in Baltimore in the early 1950s, which is where she met her husband, Tony.

After marrying Tony, the two relocated to New York State to start their family. Harriet spent most of her time raising four wonderful children. Aside from being a loving mother and homemaker, Harriet was a historian and loved books and reading. She worked for many years at Second Story Books in Chappaqua, NY.  Later, after all her children had graduated from high school, Harriet and Tony relocated to Raleigh, NC, where she spent several years serving as a docent at Mordecai House and volunteering at the North Carolina Museum of Art.  Harriet was also an avid quilter and a life master in bridge.

In 2001, Tony and Harriet moved north to Pennsylvania to be closer to family and their beloved cabin, Hope Home, in upstate New York.

Along with her husband, Tony, Harriet is survived by her children, David of Port Jefferson, N.Y.; Tom of Canton, Mass.; Susan of Silver Spring, Md.; her sister, Mary Holmes of Davidsonville, Md.; and her three grandsons.

A memorial service to honor and celebrate Harriet’s life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Harriet’s name may be made to the Betsy Kiddy International Study Endowed Fund at Albright College.  This fund was established to honor the memory of Harriet’s daughter, Betsy Kiddy, who was the Director of Latin American Studies at Albright until her death in 2014.  The fund is used to support student study abroad in South America.  Checks may be made out to Albright College, noting the “Betsy Kiddy Endowment” in the memo line, and sent to Albright College, Office of Development, Betsy Kiddy Endowment, P.O. Box 15234, Reading, PA 19612-5234.

Arrangements are being handled by Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.griecocares.com

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