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“Alice and Chris,So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a kind and classy woman. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: annmarie pawlowicz - wilmington, DE

“Susan, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of your mother. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: christine Smith - bellevue, WA

“To Susan and the entire Dunphy Family, Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Linda Kaye - Fresh Meadows, NY

“Dear Family members,I was deeply saddened to learn of Jean's passing as I had conversed with her several times over the past few months. She was such...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Robert Abel - wilmington, DE

“I am very sorry for your loss, may the words of Psalm 86:17 comfort you and your family in this time of sadness. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Robert, You have my deepest heartfelt thoughts. They are being extended to you and your family. Because I care, These words of comfort and...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Katherine Murphy - Wilmington, DE

“Deepest condolences to the family and friends. May you find comfort and peace in God's loving care. God's love is well expressed at John 3:16...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“What warm memories I have of the Dunphy family...I was fortunate to be linked with Robert and his wonderful family during the 1976 Blue Gold All star...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Lynn Strauss - Collegeville, PA

“My condolences to all of the Dunphy clan. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Mike ONeill - Madisonville, TN

“To the Dunphies from the Nyhoffs with love, solace, and gentle, joyous memories of a life well lived. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Rudy Nyhoff - Wilmington, DE


Eugenie "Jean" Dunphy, age 87 of Hockessin, Delaware, and most recently of Rockland Place in Wilmington, died peacefully on May 25, 2017, at the Compassionate Care Hospice surrounded by her family.

Hailing from New Hyde Park, New York, Jean married the love of her life, Joe, in 1950, had a long and happy marriage and raised five children. Family was of the utmost importance to her. She created homes for them throughout her years in New Jersey, California, New York and Delaware. The focus of her life was nurturing the growth of her children to be kind and compassionate people.

Jean was involved outside the home with friends, enjoying bridge and poker socially, and created great parties for both family and friends. Her volunteer work was extensive. She gave of herself, her support, her time and considerable culinary skills to many organizations including Saint John the Beloved Church, Saint Mary of the Assumption Church, Emmanuel Dining Hall, Our Mary Mother of Hope Home and the ARC of Delaware.

Jean was predeceased by her husband Joseph Dunphy, her daughter Deborah Dunphy D'Amelio, her parents, Charles, Sr. and Susan Bacon and her brother, Charles Bacon, Jr. Jean is mourned by her daughters: Susan (Ralph) DiRuggiero of Essex Fells, NJ, and Alice (Bruce) Rogers of Easton, MD, and her sons: Christopher (Anne) Dunphy of Hockessin and Robert Charles Dunphy of Wilmington. She also leaves to mourn her dear loving sister Ethel Konyha of Ocala, Florida, and her youngest brother Edward Bacon of Oviedo, Florida. Her eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild, along with many nieces and nephews will miss her terribly, as she also gave them wonderful support and comfort.

Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Wednesday May 31, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday June 1, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary of the Assumption, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE. Interment will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Hockessin.

Donations in Eugenie's memory can be made to the Deborah Dunphy D'Amelio Fund at the Ursuline Academy, 1106 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware 19806.