Helen Murray Behringer

Helen Murray Behringer, 88, of Lewes, passed away peacefully May 28, 2018 at The Moorings at Lewes Healthcare Center (formerly Cadbury) after a long struggle with dementia. 

Helen spent most of her life in Wilmington, DE, moving to The Moorings in 2010 to be closer to her family.  Born to Irish immigrant parents, Michael and Delia Murray, she was especially proud of her Irish heritage.  She worked as a secretary for the Chrysler Corporation, but after fostering several children and then becoming a mother, she found her role as domestic engineer to be rewarding and a full time position.  She was most satisfied being a doting wife and mother.  Helen loved gardening and fix-it projects long before HGTV was in fashion. 

Helen was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Francis, who passed away in 2007 and her brother, Francis, who passed away in 1938. She is survived by her son Michael and his husband, Nelson Correa, of Rehoboth Beach and her sister, Mary Wehner, of Wilmington.  She is also survived by her “family” at The Moorings - the nursing, activities, dining and housekeeping staff - whom the family wishes to thank for all of their years of kindness and friendship.

Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial on Tuesday, June 12 at 11 AM in the upstairs auditorium of The Moorings, 17028 Cadbury Circle, Lewes.  Attendees are encouraged to wear a touch of pink, as this was Helen’s favorite color.  A reception will follow immediately after the services at The Moorings.  A joint interment of Helen, and her husband Francis, will be held the following morning, June 13 at 11:30 AM at the Michael Murray family gravesite at Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Helen’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.  Arrangements by Mealey Funeral Homes, Wilmington.


Submitted by The Smiths on
We wanted to share our condolences with Helen’s family. It is never easy to have to say goodbye to a loved one. The pain of loss can be unbearable. Our Creator promises us that one day this pain will be just a memory. That beautiful promise can be found at Revelation 21:3, 4. Our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. We hope you find comfort in those promises.

Submitted by Nancy L. David on
Michael, So very sorry for your loss. My sympathy and prayers are with you and family during this difficult time. Sincerely, Nancy L. David SJ District

Submitted by Kim McCoy on
Michael and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you doing this difficult time. Kim McCoy SJ District

Submitted by Rebecca on
My sincere condolence to you and your family. May you find comfort in the words that God promise from Act 24:15.

Submitted by laura Hatfield on
Mike, so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family at your time of sorrow. if anything I can do please don't hesitate to ask.