Henrietta Daisey, 91, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully in her sleep, at her home, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. She was born in Williamsville, Del., on Aug. 26, 1925, daughter of the late Albert Hudson and Florence (McCabe) Hudson.
Daisey worked as a poultry grader for the USDA, retiring in 1992 after 25 years of service, and then worked for the State of Delaware with Eastern Shore Poultry until 2011, retiring completely at age 85. She also owned A&H Ceramics, teaching ceramic classes at her home for several years.
Daisey was a 50-year member of the Dagsboro Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the Sound United Methodist Church in Williamsville, an attendee at Bethel United Methodist Church in Dagsboro and former member of the Evelyn Moomau Delmarva Doll Club. She
enjoyed making crafts, creating beautiful ceramic pieces, painting and traveling.
Daisey and her husband, Alvin, spent many winters in Homestead, Fla., with their travel trailer. She enjoyed going on cruises, and she even traveled internationally, to Italy, France and Spain, but her favorite trip was to the Panama Canal. Daisey was also known as a phenomenal cook, had a green thumb, and also raised parakeets and Chihuahuas.
In addition to her parents, Daisey was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alvin D. Daisey; her daughter-in-law, Jill Daisey; a grandson, Daniel Daisey; a brother, Samuel Hudson; and a sister, Cora Quillen. She is survived by her two sons, Bruce D. Daisey of Dagsboro, Del., and his companion, Ruth Sorrells of Salisbury, Md., Harry C. Daisey and his wife, Sally, of Seaford, Del.; a daughter, Eleanor Trimarco and her husband, Robert, of Newark, Del.; four granddaughters, Jennifer Techentine, Kelly Malloy, Mary Daisey Shockley and Molly Daisey; two grandsons, Dennis and Casey Daisey; two step-grandsons, Robbie and Adam Richey; seven great-grandsons, Aidan, Sean and Quinn Malloy, Leif, Wyatt and Trey Techentine, and Levi Daisey Shockley; a great-granddaughter, Lucy Daisey Shockley; two step-great-granddaughters, Samantha and Taylor Richey; a niece, Ruby Quillen; two nephews, Earl Quillen and his wife, Cindy, and Albert Hudson and his wife, Sharon; her cherished friends, Brenda Scott, Nancy Furbush and Jo Montague; and lifelong neighbor, Sara Bunting.
The family offered a special thank-you to her caretakers, Inez Davis, Billie Showell, Diane Lillard and Annie Mae Ford.
A visitation and service were scheduled for Jan. 28, 2017, at Melson Funeral Services, Frankford, Del., with the Rev. Clifton Toomey officiating. Interment followed at Dagsboro's Redmen Memorial Cemetery, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to Sound United Methodist Church; 37814 Sound Church Rd.; Selbyville, DE 19975, or to Bethel United Methodist Church; PO Box 147; Dagsboro, DE 19939. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.