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Harriet A. (Lisowski) Hindsley

December 31, 1937 ~ May 7, 2017 (age 79)

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Harriet A (Lisowski) Hindsley, 79 of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 7, 2017 with her loving family at her side.

Harriet was born in Wilmington, DE, daughter of the late Sigmund and Gertrude (Northam) Lisowski.

She was united in matrimony with Charles T. Hindsley on January 9, 1954. Harriet devoted her life to being a kind, compassionate, Christian woman. She took great pride in being a wonderful homemaker, loving wife, caring and nurturing mother and grandmother, and devoted friend. Harriet cherished the holiday and birthday gatherings that would bring all of her family and friends together in celebration. She touched the lives of everyone she met. To know her was to love her. She will be deeply missed.

In addition to her beloved husband of 63 years, Chuck, she is survived by her children, Cheryl Peronti (Domenick), Cindy Fontana (Ron), Kim Alvarez (John) and Charles Jr; her sisters, Betty Unger, Margaret Gode, and Patricia Craig (Bill); her 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and members of her extended family, and a host of lifelong friends.

In addition to her parents, Harriet was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Saienni; her grandson, Justin Nally; and sister, Shirley Emery.

Harriet’s family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at Johns Hopkins Hospital; Compassionate Care Hospice, especially Diane and Chaplain Mark; and to Father Lewis and Father Piekarski, who gave personal medical and spiritual care over her last days.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 5:00-7:00pm on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, donations in Harriet’s memory can be made to Diamond Blackfan Anemia, DBA Foundation, PO Box 1092, West Seneca, NY 14224 (

Charitable donations may be made to:

Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation
PO Box 1092, West Seneca NY 14224

 Service Information

May 10, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Mass of Christian Burial
May 11, 2017

11:00 AM
St. John the Beloved Church
907 Milltown Road, Sherwood Park
Wilmington, DE 19808

Interment following Mass
May 11, 2017

All Saints Cemetery
6001 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19808

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