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Ann Aydelotte

Ann Morris Aydelotte, age 85, of Wawaset Park, Wilmington, DE, passed away on November 27, 2021.

A graduate of the Tatnall School and Bryn Mawr College, Mrs. Aydelotte had been a specialist in the French manuscripts collections at Hagley Library and an editor at Scholarly Resources. She continued as a free-lance editor, chiefly for the University of Notre Dame Press. She had volunteered for the spring guide program at Winterthur Museum for fifteen years. A lifelong member of Trinity Episcopal Church, she served on the Altar Guild and Vestry. She was also a member of the University and Whist Club, which her father had joined in 1924, the Alliance Françoise, and the Junior League of Wilmington. Her interests included historic houses, architecture, and interior design, with an ongoing love for learning.

The daughter of the late Lawrence Charles Morris and Marian Truax Morris, Mrs. Aydelotte was predeceased by her husband of forty-two years, Charles J. Aydelotte Jr., and by her brother, Lawrence C. Morris, Jr. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Meredith Prince Morris of Wilmette, IL, her niece, Meredith Ann Morris and her husband Don Maveety, of Lockport, IL, her niece Lydia P. Morris and her husband, Jeffrey Muchnick, of Brooklyn, NY, and two great nephews, Alexander and Benjamin Muchnick. 

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Parish, 1108 North Adams Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Burial will be private at Lower Brandywine Cemetery.  

Funeral Services

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Parish, 1108 North Adams Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Burial will be private at Lower Brandywine Cemetery.

Condolences

    James H Scott writes,
    I met Ann (known as "Sweetie" to chuck and us) through Chuck's time with New York Life. She was a very nice lady, and great to be around. She will be missed. Jim Scott
    12/04/2021 06:53 am
    Marsha Mills - Foundation Archivist, Hagley Museum and Library lit a candle and writes,
    I was privileged to meet Ann in January of 2020. She came back to the Hagley Library and shared memories of organizing massive amounts of centuries old handwritten documents, most written in French. Her kindness in sharing experiences of working for the Longwood Library, and then Hagley when the library first opened in 1961 was immeasurable. Ann’s knowledge of French and her editorial skills set a sound foundation for cataloging standards that library staff continue to uphold. With style and grace, Ann opened her home this year for a formal oral history interview with Hagley Library colleagues.
    12/04/2021 09:04 am
    Amy Alper writes,
    Ann was a friend and neighbor of the Alper family for many years. It was always a pleasure to be in her company and I will miss seeing her walking around the neighborhood.
    12/05/2021 05:38 pm
    Margaret and Donald Vavala lit a candle and writes,
    We met Ann and Charles when we joined Trinity Church 35 years ago. Ann was such a wonderful person who we admired. She always greeted us with a smile, and was interested in what was new with the Vavala family. She will be greatly missed. Our sympathy, prayers and warmest thoughts are with you now.
    12/07/2021 08:32 am
    Michael Sayre lit a candle and writes,
    Bob and I will miss Ann. She was a fixture at Trinity. She was classy, engaging and a warm person. Her spirit will always be among us.
    12/09/2021 06:21 am
    Joanne Barton lit a candle and writes,
    Glen and I remember Ann as a generous friend whose company we enjoyed on many occasions. We will miss her style, her love of books and knowledge of things French. Wilmington was so much part of her life and it is hard to imagine it without her.
    12/10/2021 12:08 pm

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