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Virginia Mullen Lewing

Virginia Mullen Lewing, age 90, of Greenville, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, January 13, 2023 attended by her loving family after a long, happy and fulfilling life.

Ginny Lewing was born in Rochester, NY in 1932 to Raymond F. and Helen Dugan Mullen. She received a BA degree from Nazareth College. In 1955, she married William Albert Lewing of Monson, MA. They moved to Wilmington where Bill embarked on a long career with the DuPont Company. With her husband, she raised a close-knit family of four children whose success she took much pride in. Ginny developed a keen interest in the du Pont family, their Estates, Gardens and Libraries in the Brandywine Valley. She worked for 25 years as a docent and flower arranger at the Nemours Mansion and volunteered as a tour guide at Winterthur Museum & Gardens. Ginny and Bill retired to Audubon CC in Naples, FL in 1992 while maintaining their Delaware roots and a home they built in Williamhurst. They were members of Wilmington CC and St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, daughter Mary and brother T. David Mullen of Quogue, NY. She is survived by her sister Jean Whelan of Hamilton, MA; her children David Lewing and wife Kristin of New York, NY; Douglas Lewing and wife Sally of Yardley, PA; Tara Lewing Fineman and husband Brad of Arlington, VA; Drew Lewing and wife Sophie of Malvern, PA and 8 grandchildren, Ginna, Ally, Jake, Maxime, Noah and Charlie Lewing, Graeme and Will Fineman. Ginny will be remembered as a gracious host and for her kindness and outreach to all.

The family extends a heartfelt thank you to all the Stonegates caregivers who were so kind to Ginny, especially Heather and Jessica. Words aren’t adequate to express our appreciation for all you did.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Nemours Foundation & Children’s Health Alliance at or the Winterthur Museum at

Funeral Services

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Ginny’s life at a Mass of Christian Burial, 11:00am on Friday, January 20, 2023 at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 7 Sharpley Rd., Wilmington. Burial will be private. A reception will follow at Wilmington CC, 4825 Kennett Pike, Greenville.


    Susan Polomski writes,
    The Polomski Family sends it's deepest condolences to the entire Lewing Family. Our heartfelt prayers are with you all. May your wonderful memories help console you during this difficult time. xo
    01/18/2023 05:28 pm
    Bonnie Smith Dodd writes,
    My deepest sympathy to the Lewing family. I have wonderful memories of spending time with their family, and a great friendship with Dave and Doug. I will keep you all in my prayers and hold onto the good times and memories of your mom..Sending hugs and love to you all 🙏❤️
    01/21/2023 09:55 am
    Paula Smith Green writes,
    To the Lewing family: I am so sorry to read about the passing of your Mother. I have such great memories of growing up in the same neighborhood and I was even the regular babysitter for the younger Lewings. Your parents were wonderful people. I’m sending my thoughts and prayers to you all at this difficult time. I’m hoping all the great memories with your Mother give you peace in the coming months. My best regards. Paula
    01/22/2023 02:23 pm
    Jane Mwangi writes,
    am so sorry to hear about your huge loss. May perpetual Light shine upon her and may her Soul through the Mercy of God Rest in Eternal Peace. Amen🙏 Please accept my deepest condolences. May the God Lord give you and your family strength to endure during this very difficult time. May you cherish the sweet, sweet memories you shared with your Dear mom.
    01/25/2023 04:41 pm

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