For Immediate Release

The du Pont family and the Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation Announces the Pete du Pont Memorial Service and Reception
Invites public to a celebration of Governor du Pont’s life and legacy

WILMINGTON, Del. (April 4, 2022) – The du Pont family and the Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation invites the public to a celebration of the life and legacy of former Delaware Governor Pete du Pont, who passed away last May. The event will be held in Wilmington on April 29 and will include:

  • A 2:00 pm memorial service at The Playhouse on Rodney Square (1007 North Market Street).
  • A 3:00 – 5:00 pm reception in the Gold Ballroom of Wilmington’s Hotel du Pont (42 West 11th Street).

The eulogy will be delivered by distinguished columnist, author, and commentator, George Will. Scheduled speakers include Delaware Governor John Carney, Reverend Ruth Beresford, and members of Governor du Pont’s family.

Glenn Kenton, Governor du Pont’s former Secretary of State notes, “It is hard to say goodbye to a remarkable man.  He served his state and his country in countless ways. He left Delaware a better place than he found it. He fostered expansive growth and changed laws and systems that created a legacy in this state that continues to this day.  We hope you will come celebrate his life with us.”

The Foundation advises that seating is limited and urges those wishing to attend to reserve seating as soon as possible, but no later than April 22, by accessing RSVP. For those unable to attend the service, the Foundation has arranged for a live-stream through its website. Virtual attendees should visit at least a few minutes before 2:00 pm on April 29 to view the event.

For questions about the memorial service or reception, email [email protected].

To learn more about Governor du Pont’s life and how the Foundation is furthering his legacy, visit



About the Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation
The Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote our country’s spirit of private enterprise, by fostering access to the marketplace for every entrepreneur and their ideas. The foundation is committed to carrying out the legacy of the late former Gov. Pete du Pont by focusing on opportunities for success in Delaware. To learn more, visit