Skip to main content

Chester County Press

Obituaries for the week of October 3

10/04/2021 10:38PM ● By Steven Hoffman

Carl Norvick Hansen, Jr.

Carl Norvick Hansen, Jr., a resident of Nottingham, passed away on Sept. 25 at Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill, Pa. He was 67.

He was the husband of Patty Atwood Hansen, with whom he shared 46 years of marriage.

Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late Carl Norvick, Sr. and Esther Taylor Hansen. 

Carl was employed with N W Workman Trucking of Port Deposit, Md. as a milk hauler.

He was raised on a farm in Nottingham and farmed in his earlier years.

He enjoyed debating politics.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Kaitlyn A. Lowe (Spencer) of Elkton, Md.; one son, Carl Norvick Hansen, III of Nottingham; one granddaughter, Julie Hansen of FL; his dog, Finn; two brothers, Floyd Hansen of Md. and James Hansen of Nottingham; and three sisters, Edith Zartler of Md., June Frey of Quarryville and Anna Lawson of Va.

Services are private.

Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford. Online condolences may be made at

Curtis Wilson

Curtis Wilson, 85, of Quarryville, passed away on Sept. 26 at Lancaster General Hospital. 

He was the husband of the late Mildred Jeanell Buttrey Wilson, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.

Born in Butler, Tenn., he was the son of the late Alfred and Lola Eggers Wilson.

He was a man who truly loved his family. He was a hardworking man who worked many days starting before the sun rose and ending well after it set. He loved spending as much time as possible with all those that he loved. 

He loved his church and church family, and he visited often with his Pastor Ron Rush. 

Curtis was very special to many people. He was a husband, father, brother, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was Pop-Pop and will forever be in his family’s hearts.

He is survived by two sons, Gary Wilson (Sandi) of New Providence, John Wilson (Trish) of Little Britain; one daughter, Debbie Messner (Mike) of Morgantown; and was blessed with grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom loved their Pop-Pop.  

He was preceded in death by two sons, Mark Wilson and Matthew Wilson.

Funeral services were held on Oct. 2 at New Providence Baptist Church in New Providence, Pa.

Interment will be in Auburn Baptist Cemetery in Landenberg.

Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford. Online condolences may be made at

Wanda Sue Craft

Wanda Sue Craft, of Nottingham, passed away on Sept. 26 at Calvert Manor Health Care Center in Rising Sun, Md. She was 74.

She was the wife of Tom Craft, with whom she shared 54 years of marriage.

Born in Droop Mountain, WV, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Myrtle Kellison McMillan. 

She enjoyed reading and especially loved her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Tina Craft of Nottingham; one son, Rich Craft (Vanessa) of Nottingham; three grandchildren, Cole Craft, Jordyn Craft and Tiffany Burns; and one brother, Bedford Kellison of Roanoke, VA.

Services are private.

Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford. Online condolences may be made at

Sharon Ruth (Johnson) Hughes

Sharon Ruth (Johnson) Hughes, a resident of Newark, Del., passed away suddenly on Sept. 25 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. She was 68.

Born in Newark, Del. and raised in Bucks County along with her 7 siblings, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth Johnson and the late Virginia Shaw Johnson.

Sharon is survived by her daughter, Jennifer L. Tetlow (and her husband Raymond) of Kennett Square; her son, John Hughes of New Hope, Pa.; one sister, Judith of Newark, Del.; one brother, James of Yardley, Pa. and five grandchildren, Pierce, Rhianna, Tanner, Gavin and Grayson. She was predeceased by 5 brothers and sisters, Kenneth, Darlene, Eric, Gary, and Debra.

Sharon was a councilwoman for the city of Newark, representing district 2 for nearly three years. She worked tirelessly for the people and the city that she loved and vigorously advocated for those who were less fortunate. 

She had been recently quoted saying, "I don't shy away from big problems. I jump in, I roll up my sleeves, I help.”  

Even before being elected, Hughes was a regular in Newark politics. Her first run for council came in 2005, when Jerry Clifton initially decided not to seek re-election, but then won in a historic write-in vote. She fell short again in 2014 and three years later, she filed to run against Clifton but withdrew from the race before the election. "Sometimes you have to run a few times before they're ready for you," she said during her 2019 campaign. "I never lost my enthusiasm. I truly believe [voters] were just saying, 'Not yet.'"  She worked on many issues, including pandemic response, urban development and environmentalism. She also focused on the impact and the relationship with the University of Delaware, on the city of Newark at large.

She was passionate about her volunteerism and support of numerous local organizations including League of Woman Voters, Newark Senior Center, and the Food Bank of Delaware.
She enjoyed spending time with her 5 grandchildren, travel with her family, gardening, political debate and she adored her pets.  She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, her caring heart, her compassion for those in need, and she was a trusted friend to those near and far. Her personality made everyone feel special and important and she was very protective of her relationships. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her, but her legacy will live on for years to come.

Services were held on Oct. 1 at First Presbyterian Church of Newark.

Interment will be held privately at Head of Christiana Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to either the Newark Senior Center or the Food Bank of Delaware
Arrangements are by Matthew J. Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory (1800-FUNERAL).

To offer condolences to her family, please visit

Barbara Lowe

Barbara Lowe, age 93, a longtime resident of Chadds Ford, passed away peacefully on Sept. 8 at the Crosslands Retirement Community in Kennett Square.  

Born on Nov. 6, 1927, in Kirkham, England, she was very proud of her Lancashire, England heritage. She was the daughter of the late James Jolly and Sara Alice (nee Benson) Birket.

Barbara was the beloved wife of Reginald Wilmot Lowe, who survives her.  They were married on Dec. 7, 1957 in England and enjoyed almost 64 years of marriage. After marrying, she and her Reggie first relocated to Canada where he was employed, and then to the United States for other employment in Southeastern Pennsylvania, first in the Poconos, then in Philadelphia, settling finally in Chadds Ford.

She attended Birmingham Friends Meeting in West Chester, and she was active in the Religious Society of Friends for many years, first at Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia where she assisted in the children’s Sunday School program and later as a faithful attendee at worship and participant in many activities at Birmingham Meeting.

Always welcoming, Friends, neighbors and personal friends were greeted with a warm smile and often invited in for “a proper cup of English tea and biscuits” at her home.  She was an active member of the Brandywine Craft Guild and appreciated the simple pleasures of life, including embroidery. Barbara delighted in seeing birds, especially robins, at feeders outside her kitchen window. She enjoyed watching and playing with little children and small dogs, especially her Corgis, (the favorite breed of Queen Elizabeth II, she would note) and later her Yorkies, and treating the canine pets of neighbors who stopped by for treats.  

She enjoyed engaging with the Amish during trips to Lancaster and the local markets.  She often reminisced about her courtship with Reggie in English country villages and their adventures traveling in Canada and the U.S.  

Interment was at the Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery in West Chester on Sept. 24. 

A memorial service will be held at a future time at the Birmingham Friends Meetinghouse.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Barbara Lowe’s memory to Birmingham Friends Meeting. 

Arrangements are being handled by Kuzo and Foulk Funeral Home in Kennett Square.  

Please visit the online memorial by going to

Vicente Hernandez Cortes

Vicente Hernandez Cortes, of Oxford, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, Sept. 24. He was 61.

Vicente was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and moved to the United States at the age of 17.

Vicente was an exceptional man who was loved by all of those who he met. Vicente was a man of Christian faith and was a licensed minister. He positively impacted everyone he met and was a soldier of God. He was truly a kid at heart and loved to play soccer, football, baseball, and horseshoes. His laugh and smile were infectious and will be remembered by all that knew him. He would not want anyone to be sad from his passing because he was so happy to be going to be with his Lord and Savior. He will be deeply missed by his family.

Vicente was a devoted family man and is survived by his wife, Gretchen Cortes; mother, Del Refigio Hernandez; daughter, April Donnelly (Thomas Jr); three stepsons, Raymond Vanover (Robin), Steve Vanover, and William Vanover (Bettina); seven grandchildren, Ryan Vanover, Gabby Donnelly, Wesley Vanover, Thomas Donnely III, Ava Vanover, Everly Vanover, and Augusta Vanover; three brothers, Enrique, Salomon, and Ramon; three sisters; Ana, Sandra, and Elia; and fourteen nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his father, Ramon Cortes.

Services are private due to COVID-19.

Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford. Online condolences may be made at

Carolyn "Carol" Dugger

Carolyn “Carol” Dugger, a resident of West Grove, passed away on Sept. 28 with her family by her side in West Chester. She was 53.

Carol was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend.
Carol was born on April 26, 1968 to the late Thelma Williams Dugger  and the late Otis Dugger. She was the youngest of 12 children, two of which preceded her in death. 

She resided in West Grove in her childhood home for the duration of her life where she and her husband, Jose, raised three children.
Carol loved to have family get-togethers and spending time with her children and grandchildren, who truly adored her. She enjoyed her animals, especially her cats. She loved her yearly trips to Tennessee with her sister Vonalee and family and her morning coffee with her brother Frank and sister Rachel. She opened her heart and home to anyone that needed it. She will be deeply missed by all.
Her memory will be cherished and kept alive by her spouse, Jose Vergara, her children, Almita Montgomery (William), Jose Vergara Jr. (Amanda), and Cristina Cameron (Chris); her two grandchildren, Cristopher and Maevis, her sisters, brother and many nieces and nephews.

Services were held on Oct. 5 at the Foulk Funeral Home in West Grove.

Burial will be private.

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

Rosamond L. duPont

Rosamond L. duPont, passed away at Westmorland in Kendal at Longwood on Sept. 26. She was 91. 

Known as Roz or Rosie, she will be remembered for her charisma, zest for life, trove of friendships and love of poetry and the arts.

Born March 28, 1930 to Burton J. Lee, Jr. and Rosamond S. Auchincloss, Rosie was raised in New York City. She graduated from The Chapin School in Manhattan and Garrison Forest School in Maryland, and she attended Vassar College and Columbia University School of Nursing. She was married to Francis I. duPont II in October 1950, raising five children while living in Kinston, North Carolina; Wilmington, Delaware; and Winnetka, Illinois. She was an active tennis player at Wilmington Country Club and enjoyed horseback riding in the woods and fields of the Brandywine Valley.

After divorce from Mr. duPont in 1972, Roz returned to her work in nursing, earning her BSN degree from University of Delaware in 1973. She worked at Crozer-Chester Medical Center for several years and was on the nursing staff of Kendal at Longwood for 17 years, attaining the position of RN Nurse Manager before retiring in 2001. During these years, Roz forged a loving bond with the artist, sculptor and teacher Bernard J. Felch of Landenberg, Pennsylvania where they lived for many years in a converted church that was the setting for innumerable gatherings devoted to friendship in art, music and literature. They were married in 2007. Roz and Bernie also enjoyed traveling with friends to France, Italy, Croatia, Spain and Mexico.

A lifelong passion for books led Roz to amass a collection of over 30,000 volumes, with core collections of poetry (including many signed 1st editions), 20th century novels, photography, art monographs, and history. In 2005, she opened RLD Books, a bookstore offering rare and used books in Kennett Square, where she would invariably be found in rapt conversation with loyal customers and delighted walk-ins. The store was closed in 2019.

Roz moved to Kendal at Longwood in October 2017, where she renewed friendships with many former colleagues on the nursing staff and found both new and familiar friends among the residents.

Rosamond was predeceased by her second husband Bernard J. Felch and her siblings Burton J. Lee III and Susannah Lunt. She is survived by her sisters Mary Jo Balkind of Syosset, NY; Marion Lee and Cecilia deWolf, both of Manhattan, NY; brothers Jared Erskine and Timothy Lee of Cold Spring Harbor, NY; her first husband Francis I. duPont of Chadds Ford; sons Augustus I. duPont of Greenwich, CT; Emile F. duPont of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY; and Louis R. duPont of Starksboro, VT; daughters Maria S. duPont of Chadds Ford and Sophie G. duPont of Broomall, Pa. and stepdaughters Andrea D. McMullin of Atlanta, GA; Lindsey Felch of Malvern, Pa.; and Meredith N. Kittrell, of Winston-Salem, NC; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Donations in memory of Rosamond may be made to the Delaware Art Museum or the Brandywine Conservancy.

Lorraine Odorisio Moulder

Lorraine Odorisio Moulder, a resident of Oxford, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Sept. 29. She was 87.

She was the wife of the late John H. Moulder, who predeceased her in August of 2019.

Born 1934 in Kennett Square, Lorraine was the daughter of the late Nicholas Odorisio and the late Dolores Orlando. 

After graduating from high school, Lorraine worked as an operator for Bell Telephone. She then became a teacher’s aide at Greenwood Elementary in Kennett Square. 

Lorraine was a parishioner at St. Patrick Catholic Church and spent time volunteering at the church as well.  She was a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Shanty Shakers RV Club, and a stitching club in Angola by the Bay. 

Lorraine enjoyed traveling, rv-ing, camping, finding a good bargain, and spending quality time with her family and friends. She loved to play games, especially dominos and cards. While Lorraine was a good competitor, her family will always fondly remember her impressive knack for bending the rules.  

Loyalty and compassion were two of Lorraine’s main principles in life. She was always there for others and never failed to put her family first. 

Lorraine is survived by her son, Eric E. Moulder (Camela); her daughters, Cindy Owens (Mike), Donna M. Kelly (Steve) and Lisa McNamara (Shannon); her brother, Nicholas Odorisio; her sister, Frances Brittingham; 11 grandchildren; as well as 7 great grandchildren with another on the way. 

In addition to her husband, John, Lorraine was preceded in death by her son, John H. Moulder, Jr.; her brother, Anthony Odorisio; and two sisters, Lucy Lafferty and Marie Bonifacino. 

A viewing will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6 and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 7 at Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 W. State Street in Kennett Square.

Following Thursday’s viewing, Mass will begin at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 212 Meredith Street in Kennett Square. Masks are respectfully required. 

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that donations be made to Willow Tree Hospice, Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, ATTN: Willow Tree Hospice of KSQ, Baton Rouge, LA 70816. 

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square.