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Elaine Marie (Smith) Shumway

February 28, 1945 ~ May 4, 2022 (age 77)


Elaine M. Shumway, age 77, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.

She was born in Wilmington, DE, daughter of the late George and Margaret (Kane) Smith, and was a 1963 graduate of Padua Academy. In addition to raising her family, Elaine worked in a variety of office manager and administrative assistant positions, most recently for BMI Builders and Managers Inc, in Wilmington. Elaine loved to golf and was an avid bridge player.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Sean Quillivan (Jessica) and Michelle Quillivan; her grandson, Conor; her siblings, Jean Vanderheiden (Robert) and Michael Smith (Bonnie); her dear family friend, Hugo Gamarra; and several nieces, nephews, and members of her extended family.

In addition to her parents, Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Steven Shumway; and her sister, Doris Smith.

Elaine’s family would like to thank the nurses, caregivers and staff of Accent Care Hospice and Homewatch Caregivers, for the exceptional care and compassion that was provided.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 1900 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806 on Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am the following day at St. Ann’s Church, 2013 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Elaine’s memory can be made to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19805.


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May 12, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Wilmington
1900 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806

Mass of Christian Burial
May 13, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Ann Church
2013 Gilpin Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806

Interment following Mass
May 13, 2022

Cathedral Cemetery
2400 Lancaster Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19805


Faithful Friends Animal Society
12 Germay Drive, Wilmington DE 19804
Tel: 1-302-427-8514
Web: http://www.faithfulfriends.us

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