Helen Mary Ogorek

Helen Mary Ogorek, 101, a long-time resident of Hockessin, Delaware, died peacefully on September 1, 2018 of natural causes in Hockessin.

Helen was born February 10, 1917 in Wilmington, Delaware. Helen was the sole surviving member of seven children; father, Alexander; mother, Mary (Wisniewski); sister, Jennie Chiffons; and brothers, Peter, Charles, Joseph, Alex, and Edward Ogorek. She is survived by 18 nieces and nephews and many grandnieces and nephews.

Helen earned her nursing degree at Brown Vocational School and cared for premature babies at the Wilmington Memorial and Wilmington General Hospitals.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Saint Mary of Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin on September 6, 2018 at 11 AM. The family will greet friends beginning at 10 AM. Interment will follow at the All Saints Cemetery, Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Seasons Hospice, 4755 Ogletown Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718.


Submitted by Kiki on
I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is heartbreaking. Please know that others care and that God heals the broken-hearted. Soon God will wipe away your tears and swallow up death forever, Isaiah 25:8

Submitted by Theresa Brumbau... on
So sorry to hear of aunt Helens passing. She was a gentle soul who was loved by many. May God accept her soul into His Devine kingdom where she may rest in eternal peace.

Submitted by Geoffrey Henry on
On behalf of the residents and associates of Brookdale Hockessin, please accept our deepest sympathies of Helen's passing. During the time she was a resident, we grew to love and care for her as a part of our family. We will always remember her and her care for her doll.

Submitted by Susan Barnes on
I was so sorry to see our little Helen Ogorek passed! She was such a lovely lady, and she took such good care of her little "baby" at Windsor. Often she would summon a nurse to check out her little one when she was worried something was wrong. I remember Kim Wilhelm brought in all sorts of apparatus for Mary to use to care for her doll. It was so touching. I am so sorry for your loss. Susan Barnes, former Director at Windsor/Brookdale Hockessin

Submitted by Arielle on
To the Family: So sorry about the loss of your dear loved one. The Bible tells of times where we won't have to deal with the death anymore at Rev 21:3,4. May you find comfort in the scriptures during this difficult time.