Katharine Dale Cannon, “Katie” of Lewes passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022 at Lofland Park Center in Seaford. She was born on Sept. 22, 1953 in Wilmington, daughter of the late Henry P. II and Charlotte Lee Cannon.
Katie grew up on the family farm outside of Bridgeville. There she was surrounded by animals, mainly ponies, horses, and numerous dogs. Katie learned to ride at an early age and became an accomplished equestrienne, participating in many horse shows both locally on Delmarva, as well as on the western shore of Maryland. A lifelong dog lover, she especially loved Pembroke Corgis and Golden Retrievers, owning both at various times throughout her life. Katie never married and lived since 1985 in her condo at Port Lewes.
Katie attended Bridgeville School through the eighth grade and then graduated from Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut. She went on to graduate from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Upon returning to Bridgeville, Katie continued her education with paralegal training at Wesley College in Dover. She began her paralegal career at the Wilson, Halbrook, and Bayard law firm in Georgetown, specializing in real estate work. Katie eventually moved to the Fuqua, Willard, and Schab law firm in Georgetown, where she worked for over 30 years, until her retirement in 2021.
Katie was an avid and knowledgeable sports fan who loyally followed Baltimore teams in baseball and football, as well as tennis, golf, and horse racing; triple crown winner Secretariat and tennis great Roger Federer were among her favorite all-time athletes. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Katie was also a talented needle pointer and a voracious reader.
In addition to her parents, Katie was preceded in death by her brother, Henry. She is survived by her brother, Maurice; his children, Phillip and Nancy; and her nephews, Henry, William, and Christopher.
Burial will be private. A celebration of Katie’s life will be planned for a future date.
Final care has been entrusted to Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, Bridgeville.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the incredible caregivers at Lofland Park and Vitas Healthcare Hospice, and to Candy Irving and her wonderful crew at We Care Too Private Sitting.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.
Please visit Katie’s Life Memorial Webpage and sign her virtual guestbook at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.