Obituaries

Michael C. Massey Sr. of West Chester

Michael C. Massey Sr., 66, of West Chester, Wednesday, July 11, at the Pocopson Home. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Hugh Massey Jr. and the late Giovanna D’Andrea Roberts. Michael was a member of the Kennett  Fire Co. and the West Whiteland Fire Co. He was an avid reader and he enjoyed working on the computer and being with his family and friends. ...

 
 

Margaret A. Bell Parrett of Chadds Ford

Margaret A. Bell Parrett, 96, of Chadds Ford, died Monday, July 9. She was born in Wilmington and was the daughter of the late Joseph Bell and the late Edith Bell. Margaret was married for 63 years to Carl A. Parrett and lived in Chadds Ford. Her husband, Carl died in March of 2004. Margaret worked several years for the Chadds Ford school district. Yet, most of her ...

 

Helen Cecilia Maraldo of Avondale

Helen Cecilia Maraldo, 96, of Avondale, died Monday, July 9, at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital. She was the wife of Ernest Maraldo who died in 2011, and with whom she shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, she was the daughter of the late Nazareno Antonini and the late Giovanina DeSantis Antonini. She was an Insurance Broker for State Farm ...

 

Daniel Kevin Hilferty of West Grove

Daniel Kevin Hilferty, 40, of West Grove, died Tuesday, June 26. He was the son of Debora J. Frank of West Grove and the late John Hilferty. Daniel graduated from Avon Grove High School in 1996 and the Chester County Vocational Technical School. He was a mechanic by trade and passion, never could give him a car or truck that he could not fix. Growing up in ...

 

William “Don” D. Pierce Jr. of Kennett Square

William “Don” D. Pierce Jr., 65, of Kennett Square, died Saturday, July 7, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late William D. Pierce Sr. and the late Janet Burket Pierce. He was an electrical engineer at Shah & Associates in Gaithersburg, Md. Don was a graduate of West Chester University and served his country as a ...

 

Donald  Richard  Maxwell Sr. of Kennett Square

Donald  Richard  Maxwell Sr., 75, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, July 3, at Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Harry Lee Maxwell and Eva Mae Lee. Maxwell. Donald was a construction worker and had worked for various employers. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding horses, all outdoor activities, and being with his ...

 

Helen A. McGovern of Hockessin

Helen A. McGovern, 92, of Hockessin, died Thursday, July 5, at her residence. She was the wife of William P. McGovern Sr., who died in 1957, and with whom she shared nine years of marriage. Born in Hockessin, she was the daughter of the late Irvin J. Gebhart and the late Margaret Dolan Gebhart. Mrs. McGovern was a bookkeeper for her son’s business, Wm. P. McGovern, ...

 

Margaret Laffey Phillippe of Kennett Square

Margaret Laffey Phillippe, 62, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, July 1, at the Chester County Hospital. She was the wife of Mark B. Phillippe, with whom she shared 43 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late George Laffey and the late Gertrude Naulty Laffey. For almost 15 years, Margaret was owner of Magnolia Deli in Kennett Square. ...

 

Sandra J. Goeddel of Kennett Square

Sandra J. Goeddel, 71, of Kennett Square, died Saturday, June 30, at Neighborhood Hospice. She was the wife of Dennis L. Goeddel, with whom she shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Wheeling, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Alex Pizi and the late Josephine Tarli Pizi. She was a high school math teacher for the Quincy Public Schools in Quincy, Mass., retiring ...

 

Renate Anna Mirhej, formerly of Chadds Ford

Renate Anna Mirhej, 80, of Bonita Springs, Fla. formerly of Chadds Ford, died Thursday, June 28, of pancreatic cancer. She was born to the late Wilhelm and Anna Lohmann on New Year's Day, 1938 in Hildesheim Germany. After attending business college in Germany, she immigrated to the United States in the 1960s. She was very happily married to Michael Mirhej in 1990, ...

 

Deborah S. Roberts of Landenberg

Deborah S. Roberts, 65, of Landenberg, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on June 20. Debby was the founder of Nonantum Veterinary Clinic.  She was devoted to her patients, their families and to her colleagues.  Debby’s passion for her work was evident to everyone around her.  That passion was second only to her love for her family. Debby was born ...