Marie Tessein, led simple life

September 27, 2021

Marie Tessein, 88, formerly of Lewes, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. 

Marie was born June 23, 1933, in Wilmington, to Mildred and James Jones. Marie led a simple life that was centered around raising her large family of seven children in New Castle. She enjoyed family gatherings at special events and holidays throughout the year.
She had a sharp wit and in recent years, enjoyed watching true crime dramas on TV while snacking on sweets including her beloved Reese’s Cups, Coca-Cola and strawberry sundaes from the Dairy Queen.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Edward C. Tessein, her brother William A. Jones, and her son-in-law Bobby Knox. 

She is survived by her children: Ruth Hipkins (Terry) of Baltimore, Md., Jane Hegarty (Scott), Ed Tessein Jr. (Cathy) of Lewes, Charlotte Knox of Lewes, Cathy Peters (Gary) of Lewes, Vicki Farmer (Keith) of Wilmington, Luci Angeline (Mark) of Lewes; as well as 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services and burial will be private.

The family would like to thank the members of the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford for their compassionate care.  

In lieu of flowers, you may make a contribution to the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

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