Obituaries

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 ...

 
 

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 ...

 

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" ...

 

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 ...

 

Florence J. Saulnier of Chadds Ford

Florence J. Saulnier, 95, of Chadds Ford, and formerly of Dover, Del., died Sunday, Jan. 3. Florence was born in Newark, N.J. to Michael and Josephine Palagano. She was a graduate of Barringer High School and, upon graduation, started a career with Bell Telephone. On a vacation to Bermuda, she met the love of her life, Ernest Saulnier, who was stationed there with ...

 

Robert L. Thorngate, formerly of Kennett Square

Robert L. Thorngate, 90, of West Chester, formerly of Kennett Square, died Monday, Jan. 4, at Adventura at Pembrooke Nursing Center. He was the husband of Grace Pearson Thorngate, who died in 2006, and with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Glen Riddle, he was the son of the late Rosco Thorngate and the late Marian Riddle Thorngate. He was a diesel ...

 

Vincent Marra of Kennett Square

Vincent Marra, 92, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at Jennersville Hospital. Born on Oct. 25, 1928, in Maida, Catanzaro in the Calabria region of Italy, he was the son of the late Mariano Marra and Theresa (Colistra) Marra and brother to the late Thomas, Frank, and Terry (Marra) Palladino. Mr. Marra was a veteran of the US Army and served in ...

 

George A. Finn of Chadds Ford

Mr. George A. Finn, 93, of Chadds Ford, died Friday, Dec. 25, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Anne Marie (Arnold) Finn who died in 2017. They were married 64 years. He was born on June 28, 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was the son of the late Herbert and Agnes (Fillot) Finn. Mr. Finn was a graduate of St. Peter's Preparatory School in Newark, N.J. ...