Alicia P. Cullen of Kennett Square

Alicia P. “Ace” Cullen, 92, of Kennett Square, died Monday, April 26, at the Chester County Hospital. Born on Aug. 30, 1928, on Staten Island, New York City, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Watson and Alicia (Begg) Elmore.

Alicia P. Cullen

After graduating from East Dennis high school on the cape, she attended Missouri Valley College. She drove the Grey Ladies for The Red Cross, was active in The Ground Observer Corps, and volunteered at the Princeton Hospital. In 1951 she married Robert E. Cullen who was employed by the DuPont Company. They spent the next few decades living around the world including Princeton, N.J., Geneva, Switzerland, and Cape Town, South Africa returning to Kennett Square in 1974.

She had several passions which included playing golf, raising dogs, and traveling. She belonged to the Kennett Square Golf and Country Club where she served as chairman, captained the women’s golf team, won several club championships, and played golf into her 80s. In addition, she loved to breed and show dogs. Her house was always bustling with their activity.

She is preceded in death by her husband Robert who died in 2002, after 51 years of marriage and survived by her daughter, Tracy Hoyt, and her husband Michael, Barrington, RI and her son Todd and his wife Sharon, Kennett Square, and five granddaughters: Megan Hoyt Ogura, Kelsey Hoyt, Kimberly Hoyt, Morgan Cullen, and Taylor Cullen.

A private graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 1, at 11 a.m. at Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square. Contributions may be made to the Unionville Presbyterian Church, 812 Wollaston Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square; please visit Mrs. Cullen’s online memorial by going to

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