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1175 South State Street
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 734-2281
Fax: (302) 678-1176
Jeanna Elliott

Jeanna Hand Elliott

Sunday, July 25th, 1965 - Sunday, August 25th, 2019
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Jeanna Hand Elliott 54 – Milford

Jeanna H. Elliott died Sunday August 25, 2019 at Bay Health Medical Center, Dover. Born in Norfolk, Va, she moved with her family to Dover in 1974 and later graduated from Caesar Rodney High School, Class of 1984. She pursued a career in the food service industry as a waitress and cook in restaurants throughout Kent and Sussex Counties. Jeanna dearly loved
her cats and dogs and throughout the years gave of her of time to animal shelters.
Jeanna was preceded in death by her father, Herbert W. (Chick) Hand, Jr. in 1991.

She is survived by her mother, Barbara H. Dyer, a son, Stephen Hughes, daughter, Lauren Myers. 3 sisters L. Michelle John, Holly Hand and Joan E. Sampson. 2 brothers, Michael Hand and Christopher Thacher. 3 Grandchildren Lynlee, Noah, and Clifford (CJ). Also survived by her
Godmother Joy Ambruso and Godfather Anthony J. Ambruso, Jr.

Visitation will be held Friday August 30th 6PM to 7:30PM at the Funeral Home of Michael J. Ambruso 1175 S. State St. Dover, De. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10:00 AM Saturday August 31st in St. John the Apostle Church, 506 Seabury Ave. Milford, DE. Burial will be private in Head of the River Cemetery, Estell Manor, NJ. Family suggests donations in her memory to First State Animal Center and SPCA, 32 Shelter Circle, Camden, DE 19934.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 30th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Friday, August 30th, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Michael J. Ambruso Funeral Director, Inc.
    1175 S. State Street
    Dover, Delaware 19901
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  • Mass

    Saturday, August 31st, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, August 31st, 2019 10:00am
    St. John The Apostle R.C. Church
    506 Seabury Ave
    Milford, Delaware 19963
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    Rev. Anthony Giamello
  • Interment

    Saturday, December 21st, 2019 | 11:30am
    Saturday, December 21st, 2019 11:30am
    Head of River Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Estell Manor, New Jersey 08270
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Posted at 08:02am
We in the Child Nutrition Office are so sorry for the loss of Jeanna. Jeanna was a beautiful girl with a big heart. She was kind and cared deeply about her co-workers, children and staff. She will be missed by all. Our prayers are with her family and friends.

Michelle John Posted at 10:02pm

Thank you for sharing these kind words. She truly did care for the kids and those she worked with.

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