Catherine B. Grzybowski "Gummie"

Catherine B. Grzybowski, age 89, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Brandywine Nursing Home.

Born in Wilmington, Catherine was the daughter of the late Harry and Marie (Szymanski) McFarland and was a graduate of St. Paul’s Commercial School.  For 18 years, she worked as a clerk for Wilmington Trust, retiring in 1994.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Alexander S. Grzybowski; her grandson, Brian Mason; and her son-in-law, William Davis.

She is survived by her brother, Robert McFarland; her children, Barbara Mason of Wilmington, Cathy M. Davis of Wilmington, David Gryzbowski (Sandi) of Ocean View and Patty Cake (John) of Wilmington; her grandchildren Bill (Jessi), Michele, Sean, Eric, Greg and Patrick,; and her great grandchildren Christina, Shane, Brooke, Lizzie, David, Kate and Ashley.

Friends and family are invited to visitation on Saturday, January 19th after 12 noon at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington where funeral services will begin at 1 PM.  Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.  Condolences may be made by visiting


Submitted by Sarina on
My condolences to the Family of Gummy. We have had her in our lives and she will always remain in our hearts. May she Rest In Peace with all her loved ones and with the lord.

Submitted by Pat & Roy Milburn on
We always admired Catherine for her many years working at Wilmington Trust and for being such a good great-grandmother to our granddaughter Brooke. Her family will miss her very much.

Submitted by Gloria Malatesta on
So very sorry for your family ‘s loss. May she rest in Christ loving arms❤️