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Mrs. Delia Link Kirwan

January 3, 1934 - January 3, 2024
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In Loving Memory of Delia Link Kirwan Delia (Dede) Jean Link Kirwan passed away on January 3, 2024, at the age of 90, in Wilmington, DE. Born on January 3, 1934, in Lexington, Kentucky, she was the youngest daughter of the late Harold Forrest Link and Delia (Sloan) Link. Dede was the devoted wife ofContinue Reading

Nathan Paldor left a message on March 5, 2024:
I'd met Dede Kirwan through my acquaintance with Denny about 15 years ago and visited the Kirwan family, irregularly, several times since this first visit. In these visits Dede impressed me as an outstandingly warm, affectionate and welcoming person that can be rarely found today. I will always remember her as a warm host and a great companion for an afternoon chat on the porch over a glass of wine. I regret not keeping in touch with her more frequently and am happy to learn she has not suffered much in the last few months of her life.
Leila Lyons left a message on January 8, 2024:
My sincere condolences to all of Dede’s family. I am fortunate to have met Dede through the UD Women’s Club and enjoyed meeting up with her over the years. One of the events she organized was a Kentucky Derby watch party, and I remember that she introduced me to mint juleps. She was a kind and gentle soul and I know she did much to improve the lives of others. May she rest in peace.
Debbie Harper Hallock left a message on January 7, 2024:
I first met Dede when I was a child-she was my sister Patty’s sister in law. I remember the family coming over to my parents’ house in Lexington and meeting her sons. Over the years I would see Dede at Kirwan Thanksgivings, hosted by Patty and Brit. Always gracious and kind. I last saw her in 2018. My condolences to Denny and the family.
Cyntha Garrels left a message on January 6, 2024:
Dede was a dear friend for many years. We met when our husbands were colleagues in what is now the College of Marine Science at USF, St. Petersburg. Dede was fun, smart, gracious, and accomplished in many areas. Over time and several moves we kept in touch and were always happy to have a reunion. I shall miss her deeply but am grateful for having had her in my life.
Mohamed & Maalim left a message on January 5, 2024:
We are saddened for the passing of a sister, a mother, and a good friend, Dede. Our deepest condolences to Denny and the family. We have known Denny and Dede since 2011 when I worked with Denny for two years at UD. We are grateful to know such a wonderful, amazing and loving person like Dede. Attached is a picture of Dede, Maalim's mother, and our son Ibby. Dede will live for ever in our hearts, we will for sure miss her voice, smile and kind heart. God Bless her soul. Maalim & Mohamed
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Mary Ann Montgomery left a message on January 5, 2024:
Dear, Dear Aunt Dede, you are so very much loved and will be sorely missed. You and Uncle Denny have always been pivotal in our lives. We were the mezzanine generation—you, as the “baby” of the link family, and me as the oldest of the Link grandchildren. You were my wonderful role model—sweet and smart, a fierce defender of the causes you believed in. You made the world a better place.
RT Foard left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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