Mae F. Northwood
September 19, 1926 - April 5, 2009


Mae F. Northwood of Leipsic, DE died Sunday, April 05, 2009 in Bayhealth Kent General Hospital. She was 82.

She was born September 19, 1926 in Christiana, DE to the late Joseph Moore Robinson and Mae Carey Robinson. She was a State of Delaware employee, until her retirement in the late 1980ís. Mrs. Northwood was involved in politics most of her life. Originally registered as a Republican, she switched to the Democrat Party. She was a member of the General Federation of Womenís Clubs, and served as State Parliamentarian and Past State President. An advocate for womenís rights, Mrs. Northwood made national news in her fight to change the old Leipsic By-Laws to allow women to vote the late 1970ís Ė early 1980ís, and served on the Leipsic Town Council. She was a huge animal lover, and collected antiques and Teddy Bears.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Northwood was preceded in death by her husband Albert, infant son Albert, and brother Elwood C. Robinson.

Mrs. Northwood is survived by two daughters, Sherrie A. Nelson and husband David of Decatur, AL, and Donna E. Ortelli and significant other David C. Moskewitz of Longboat Key, FL; three granddaughters, Laura C. MacArthur of Carbon, GA, Heather A. Callahan of Marietta, GA, Danielle E. Ortelli of Redondo Beach, CA; grandson Dr. Damian E. Ortelli of Stanford, CT; and special companion of 25 years, Dr. Fred Englert of Dover.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover, at noon, where friends may call one hour prior. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Dover.


Wednesday April 8, 2009, 11-12` at Torbert Funeral Chapel
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Funeral Service

Wednesday April 8, 2009, 12 at Torbert Funeral Chapel
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Wednesday April 8, 2009 at Lakeside Cemetery
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