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Heather Swarbrick, formerly of Chadds Ford

Heather Swarbrick, 82, of Greenville, formerly of Chadds Ford, died peacefully at home on Monday, Dec. 21. Born in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, England to the late Arthur Sanderson and Frances Mary (nee Kershaw) Sanderson, Heather attended the Stockport Technical College which was followed by a cooking demonstration career with Norweb, teaching local villages to cook ...

 
 

Road report for Jan. 16 to Jan. 22

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of for Jan. 16 to Jan. 22. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Road restoration will cause daytime lane closures ...

 

Lorine Ragon of Kennett Square,

Lorine Ragon, 84, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, with her children by her side. Lorine married the late Jimmy Ragon in 1951. He was the love of her life and they shared 53 years of marriage before he died unexpectedly in 2005. Besides Texas, they made homes in Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Italy, Louisiana, and California.  They traveled the world ...

 

Vaccinations continue despite shortage

Delaware County is continuing to vaccinate specific personnel cited in the Phase 1A portion of the program despite a shortage of vaccine. “Due to the limited supply of the vaccine, healthcare workers, EMS staff, long-term care facilities, and medical examiner and funeral staff are the priority for vaccination distribution,” a press release said. To date, 12,343 ...

 

Around Town Jan 14

• Mt. Cuba Center is planning an in-person Garden Design workshop from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23 and Jan. 30. Lee Armillei, a professional landscape designer, shows how to analyze a site, draw a basic plan, and use design principles for laying out paths, planting beds, and other garden features. Through lectures and drawing exercises, students ...

 

Shelley Roberts Jones of West Grove

Shelley Roberts Jones, 83, of West Grove, died Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Jennersville Hospital. She was the loving wife of Donald Raymond Jones, with whom she shared 43 years of marriage. Born in 1937 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth S. Roberts and the late Grace Chardy Roberts. At the age of 13, Shelley and her family returned to ...

 

Sylvia M. Meloni of Glen Mills

Sylvia M. Meloni, 87, of Glen Mills, died Monday, Jan. 11. She was born in the Bronx, N.Y. to Nicholas and Rose Perrucci Serafini. Sylvia lived in Glen Mills, for 20 years, previously living in Thornton, Pa. and Wilmington, Del. A homemaker, Sylvia volunteered for more than 40 years at the DuPont Children's Hospital where she received the "Hall of Fame Recognition" ...

 

Police Log Jan. 13: Ethnic intimidation, statutory rape

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police are investigating a Christmas Eve burglary at a Dunkin Donuts on Route 1 in Concord Township. A report said someone unlocked the front door, entered, and stole $450 from a business dropbox. • Police said they arrested Vanessa Thomas, 40, of Louisiana, Mo., at the Sunoco Station at Routes 1 and 202 for ...

 

Elizabeth “Libby” M. Mazzoni Troyan of Kennett Square

Mrs. Elizabeth “Libby” M. Mazzoni Troyan, 92, of Kennett Square, died Friday, Jan. 8. Born in Kennett Square, she was the daughter of the late Domenick and the late Domenica (DiFiLippo) Mazzoni. Libby lived most of her life in Kennett Square. After graduating from the Kennett Consolidated School District in 1947, she had a 30-year career with the Bell Telephone ...

 

John H. “Jack” Keeley of Garnet Valley

John H. “Jack” Keeley, 75, of Garnet Valley, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Jan. 8. Born in Chester, and raised in Wallingford and Aston, he attended Sun Valley High School. ack was a self-employed contractor for 55 years, he also worked for the Wallingford Swarthmore School District as a facilities supervisor for 19 years. Jack enjoyed ...

 

Dolores “Dolly” Claire Burgess of Kennett Square

Dolores “Dolly” Claire Burgess, 85, of Kennett Square, formerly of Ridley, died Wednesday, Dec. 16. Beloved wife of the late William Edward Burgess who died in 2019; loving mother of Debbie Brisgone (Michael); adored grandmother of Nicole. Pre-deceased by her parents Alonzo and Dolores (Healy) Thompson and her siblings Margaret Klinger, Walter Thompson, and Alonzo ...