Emidio Mastrippolito "Billy", 63, of Newark, DE, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, November 22, 2012. He spent his final days surrounded by his family and close friends.
He was born September 14, 1949 in Beckley, WV. He moved to Delaware at 18 years of age. He was married to Mary Terranova on March 1, 2006.
Billy retired from Astra Zeneca in 2005 where he was a devoted employee of 33 years. He enjoyed many years of playing cards, and shooting pool and loved spending time with his family and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Emidio Mastrippolito.
Billy is survived by; his wife Mary Ellen Terranova, his mother, Lou Ella Willis, his children, Cindy Athey (Tom), Eric Mastrippolito (Melanie), Theresa Amaro (Israel), Anthony Mastrippolito (Courtney), his step-daughter, Michelle Terranova, his brothers, Angelo Mastrippolito, Randy Willis & Willie Willis, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek, on Wednesday, November 28, at 1 pm, where visitation will begin at 11 am. Burial will be held privately with the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Billy be sent to the Helen F. Graham Center, 4701 Ogletown- Stanton Road Newark, DE or to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.
To send condolences, visit:www.dohertyfh.com