DE Hospice Honors Its Volunteers


Delaware Hospice honors its volunteers at a Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, April 24th at Dover Downs in Dover. From the early days of its founding, Delaware Hospice has been empowered by the passion and dedication of its volunteers. Today, over 500 individuals throughout the state of Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania are actively involved in supporting the leading nonprofit hospice organization’s programs and services in the community.

To honor those generous volunteers, Delaware Hospice held a Volunteer Recognition Dinner to say ‘thank you’ for their over 20,000 hours of hard work. Nearly 227 volunteers and guests attended the event, where volunteers reaching 5-year marks of service received special recognition. A special Community Partner Award was given to the Women of Israel United Methodist Church.

Delaware Hospice’s President and CEO, Susan Lloyd, MSN, RN, thanked the volunteers, saying, “Please know that we couldn’t do it without you. Whether you are visiting patients and families, reaching out to them with a telephone call, helping keep our files current or helping out with a fundraising event, your contributions and your commitment to our organization’s mission is truly appreciated.”

This year’s honorees are:
35 Years of Service- Gene Donnelly and Nancy Wrede
30 Years of Service- Linda Bradford
25 Years of Service- Kay Meade, Tracey Moore-Higbee, Roberta Weaber, and Mary Wilt
20 Years of Service- Barbara Foreman, Virginia Jones, Amanda Meade, Patricia Middleton, and Rita Robinson

15 Years of Service- Janice Agan, Sandi Billings, Ed Cronshaw, Mary Cronshaw, Ronda Douglas, Bette Frey, Gale Hamilton, Louise Havens, Joe Havens, Charles Ingersoll, Richard Logue, Charmaine Pardee, Constance Raymond, Patricia Rhodes, Gina Tarburton, and Jane Waterman 10 Years of Service- Mary Lou Cannatelli, Linda Hall, Regina Hansen, Sara Hutchinson, Paulette Hyland, Alfreda Jacobs, Bill Liggett, Pat McGlinn, Ariel Mutter, Jack Potter, Sherry Rainier, Michael Raser, Sharon Simmons, Pamela Skwish, Edwina Sloane, and Dennis Strunk

5 Years of Service- Ellen Aigne, Lillie Athill, Allan Atzrott, Tylyer Baccino, Jessica Banning, Jan Beddie, Kristen Boc, Brenda Boyd, Rosemary Cosgrove-Schuler, Sue Dagenais, Cynthia Daniels, Donna Doraz, Catherine Dryden, Frank Duchesne, Mary Dupont, Bill Edrington, Brian Gillis, Craig Husted, Carol Leashefski, Julia Lee, Barbara Lofland, Jane Luhrs, Russell Luhrs, Gladys McColgan, Adrianna Nelson, Karen Newell, Dorothy Nicholson, Madeline Ortman, Joann Pfeifer, Sylvia Sheffler, Jim Shepherd, Clarence Smith, Vincenzina Walsh, and Austin Wedo

Since 1982, Delaware Hospice has provided the highest quality hospice and healthcare services, and serves as a trusted community partner in end-of-life education and support. Accredited by the Joint Commission, Delaware Hospice continues to be the largest and only licensed, non-profit, community- based hospice serving Delaware. Now also providing care in Pennsylvania; southern Chester and Delaware counties. For more information about Delaware Hospice’s programs and services, upcoming events, or employment opportunities, call 800-838-9800 or visit our website,

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