Edward P. Convery, "Pete"

Edward P. Convery, “Pete”, age 82, went to be with the Lord on April 1st, 2019 surrounded by his family at Christiana Hospital. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Louise (Johnson) and Christopher Convery. Pete was a graduate of Salesianum School, class of 1954. He went on to work as a plumber and pipefitter for Dupont at the Experimental Station. Pete loved fishing, crabbing, spending time at Rehoboth Beach, watching westerns, and his weekly breakfasts with his close friends. He had a love of all sports and was willing to watch almost any game on T.V. Most of all, Pete loved spending time with his large and loving family. In addition to his parents, Pete was predeceased by his daughter, Letitia Bowe, his brother, Christopher Convery, and his sister, Frances Grady.

Pete is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ann Convery of Hockessin, DE; his sons, Edward “Pete” Convery, Jr. (Roxie) of Dallas, TX and Craig Convery (Diana) of Newark, DE; his daughters, Loretta Simpson of Smyrna, DE, Louise Convery of Newark, DE, Laureen Briody (Bob) of Dover, DE, and Ann Luciano (Tim) of Newark, DE; his son-in-law, Matthew Bowe of Newark, DE; his grandchildren, Sara, Keith, Josh, Lainey, Matthew, Ana, Colin, Kevin, Rebecca, Jennifer, Joel, Jessica, and Carley; his step grandchildren, Julie and Melissa; and his 9 great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Saturday April 6, 2019 from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. with funeral services beginning at 10:30 A.M. at the Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808. Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mission Teens, Inc., P.O. Box 131 Glendora, NJ 08029. Online condolences may be made at


Submitted by Carol Kidwell on
So sorry for your loss. I know he will be missed. Prayers for your family.

Submitted by Ronald H Mattson Sr on
Wonderful Guy so much fun to be around. Thank You Pete for all the absolutely great times.

Submitted by Jackie R. on
Dear family. I am very sorry to have read of the recent death of your loved one, Pete. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be very comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28,29 and also Revelation 21:3-5. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones, as well as do away with all of the many causes we have for suffering, including sickness, pain & death. Knowing these truths have always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts from the Bible will likewise comfort your family and will also ease some of your pain during this most difficult time in your lives. I have also found very comforting information about what hope there is for our dead loved ones on

Submitted by Bill and Doris ... on
What a great guy! Full of fun as well as a very good craftsman. I remember Pete as part of my shop crew at the DuPont Experimental Station. My wife Doris remembers Pete as part of the gang that hung around Beckers Corner in Wilmington. We miss him!

Submitted by Tricia on
To the family, please take comfort in Jesus words “there will be a resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever.” John 5:28,29;Rev.21:4 For more comforting words, please visit: JW.ORG

Submitted by Pat Matlaga on
This is Denise, Pat Matlaga’s daughter. I took my mom to church today, (she hasn’t been getting around too well and hasn’t been to church since late summer.) She and I were sad to hear the news of Pete’s passing in April. My mom adores your entire family and still tells us stories of years past today. She loved her “church buddy” Pete and had so many great things to share with me about Pete today. She remembers all of the Convery kids babysitting my sister and I, and I remember having the “funnest” babysitters. Sorry we didn’t hear sooner! Thinking of you all and wishing you peace and comfort! xo