In memory of
Cecelia A. "Bunny" Gregg
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In memory of
Cecelia A. "Bunny" Gregg
Cecelia A. "Bunny" Gregg AGE: 72 • New Castle Passed away peacefully on October 6, 2016 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. Born July 15, 1944, the daughter of the late Lois (Cooke) and Delbert Morgan, she was a graduate of William Penn High School (1962) and Goldey Beacom College (1963). After conquering various jobs, including "soda jerk" at the Eckerd's on DuPont Highway (her first real job, as she told the story), she found her professional home at Brandywine Body Shop. As the "bookkeeper" there for over two decades, she did everything she could to keep the business running smoothly, short of actually repairing automobiles. Her colleagues were family to her, and it was with much trepidation that she finally agreed to retire just a few years ago. But anyone who knew Bunny knew that her calling in life was to be a wife, and then a mother, and then a grandmother. Her family was always the first priority for her, and if you were willing to listen, you would hear so much about their antics, you would feel like you knew them personally. She and Jim met in high school, and while the "cheerleader dates star athlete" story didn't work the first time, they reconnected a few years later and lived happily ever after. With her boys, she logged countless hours in hockey rinks from Washington to Boston, and more recently, she could be spotted driving up and down the northeast corridor to see her grandchildren perform in dance recitals, baseball games, school plays and any other activity where video evidence would simply not suffice. She was a loving and dedicated "Hun," "Mom" and "Nona," and she was loved dearly in return. When she wasn't chasing her offspring around, you might have seen her on a motorcycle (note: her motorcycle, never on the back of Jim's) riding to or from Sunday brunch in Chestertown, MD, and she was a fixture in her New Castle community, where she would regularly walk through the neighborhood with friends and was known to all the local kids as "Miss Bunny." She had an era of tennis and avid bowling, and as her granddaughter took up field hockey, she was quick to tell her how much the game had changed since she played in high school. She may not have considered herself an athlete, but her competitive spirit was evident until the very end, yielding to cancer only after having beaten it twice before, which bought her 15 additional years and the chance to know her grandchildren. She was a brave and inspirational role model for her family and friends, and she will be missed. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Jim Gregg; her sons Michael (Rosalyn) of West Hartford, CT and Jason (Jessica) of Eagle, CO; her grandchildren, Sydney and Sean; and her siblings Dianne Clark of Newark, Robyn Morgan (Mike Johnston) of Longmont, CO and Tom (Kathy) Morgan of Newark. A celebration of her life will be held at the DuPont Country Club (1001 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803) on Sunday, October 30. All friends and family are invited to attend anytime between 11:00am and 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, Bunny's wish was for donations to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where her grandson will continue to receive life-saving care. Krienen Funeral Home 302-328-9300
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