Jean Marie (Haywood) Halloran, a lifelong Wilmingtonian, died January 31, 2019 at age 86. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Jean Haywood of Wilmington, DE. Jean was a graduate of Ursuline Academy and Goldey-Beacom College. She was employed by the duPont Company and Wilmington Trust Bank prior to raising her family. In the 1980’s she became a valued employee at the Troll of Scandinavia in Centreville, DE where she made many friends and was known for catering in many of the finest homes in Wilmington.
Over the years, Jean cared for a number of exceptional children and became their “Delaware Grandmother”. Jean’s easy going nature, the gift of gab, and love of entertaining made her a friend to many people through the years. She had an eclectic group of friends from every walk of life and maintained these relationships throughout her life. She was a member of many groups over the years and she especially enjoyed the Kirkwood Fitness Club and the Red Hat Group.
Jean was predeceased by her husband, John, son Philip (Linda), daughter Ann Marie Borghese, son-in-law Marco Borghese, and her twin brother Albert Haywood (Ceil). She is survived by her sons Steve (Margaret), Anchorage, AK, Robert and Andrew, grandchildren Giovanni and Allegra Borghese of Cutchogue, NY, Madison and Robert John Halloran, Alaska and Kyle Halloran of Wilmington, DE.
The family would like to thank Christiana Visiting Nurses, Compassionate Care and Griswold Home Care for their exemplary service in taking care of Mom.
A visitation will be held at the Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington DE, Monday February 4, 2019 from 5-7 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean’s name to Ursuline Academy, 1106 Pennsylvania Ave. Wilmington, DE 19806.
Interment will be private at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE