Eleanor Anne Craven Hussey

Eleanor Anne Craven Hussey, 74, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Brackenville Center.

Eleanor was born in Wilmington, the daughter of the late Gertrude (Cooper) and Harold Craven. She was graduate of Ursuline Academy, Immaculata University and Wilmington University.  Eleanor retired from the Colonial School District after 32 years as an elementary school teacher.  She was a member of St. John the Beloved Church where she played the organ with the choir for Mass and services.  She also volunteered at the food and clothing closet. 

After retirement, Eleanor enjoyed being a Junior Board member at St. Francis Hospital and a Page at Delaware’s Legislative Hall for the House of Representatives.  Eleanor never met a stranger and added sunshine when she was around.

Eleanor is survived by her daughters, Lindsey Marie Hussey and Elizabeth Anne Hussey and fiancé, Marc Santillo; her brother and sister-in-law, James and Susanne Hussey; and her nephews, Chris (Michelle) and Dan Hussey.  Her husband, Thomas H. Hussey, passed away in 1999 after 32 years of marriage.

Relatives and friends may call on Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5 PM at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday morning at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington at 10:30 AM.  Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Sunday Breakfast Mission, P.O. Box 352 Wilmington, DE 19899.  


Submitted by Vicky Campbell on
My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

Submitted by John Stassi on
Dear Lindsey my thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.

Submitted by Shannon and Gav... on
Lindsey and Beth-we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. We will forever remember your mom’s smile and laugh. Love, Shannon and Gavin

Submitted by Barbara Jeffers on
Sending prayers of comfort to my sisters in Christ, Lindsey and Beth. May the Lord keep and comfort you during this difficult time of bereavement. I encourage you to meditate on Psalm 29:11. The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.

Submitted by Donna and Fritz... on
Dear Lindsey and Beth, We were so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. She was always so kind and friendly toward our family. We will keep you both in our thoughts and prayers. Hoping your fond memories of your Mother will pull you through this sad time. Donna and Fritz Jones

Submitted by Margaret Slocomb on
Dear Lindsey and Elizabeth, Please know how sad it was for us to read about the loss of our wonderful Mother last week in the newspaper. Both Chris and Carol remember baby sitting for you and how wonderful you children were and loved how nice your Mother was to them too. She sure was a wonderful contributor to life in School, Church and Community. Everyone who knew her were always happy to see her smiling face. Our prayers and love go out to you all as you adjust to your great loss. Peace, Margaret and Leon Slocomb & Family Park

Submitted by Cathy Philhower... on
Dear Lindsey & Beth, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was such a sweet woman. I’m glad that I grew up across the street from your Mom & Dad. Sorry I couldn’t be there, I was having a procedure this morning. All my best to you, both, Love, Cathy Philhower-Hicks

Submitted by Paul King on
Lindsay and Beth, So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. What a wonderful person. May she Rest In Peace. She was my second cousin...and we have so many wonderful memories. My great grandmother was Annie Craven. I remember well the day your mom’s dad was the same weekend that JFK was Nov 1963...and the accident at Washington Street and Concord...but I think I remember it might have been caused by a heart attack. And Praebe (as we called her) (Mary Craven) who lived with my grandmother, Sarah Mulrooney Henry, for years and years. And the family house on 29th street. Your mom was always such a pleasant person. And our family paths crossed again with our son/daughter in law, Brian and Michele King. So sorry for your loss.