Paul Michael Lally, age 33, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2012.
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Known at home as Michael, he was born in Wilmington on February 4, 1979 and graduated from A.I. DuPont High School, where he played the trumpet in the school's world-renowned marching band. With the band, he played in The Lord Mayor's Parade in London, in the Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, CA, at the Orange Bowl, and at New York's Giants Stadium and made several trips to Toronto and Virginia Beach. Michael continued sharing his love of music throughout his life, playing guitar and singing in many bands around New Castle County. He also wrote several songs and enjoyed and played a wide variety of music.
Most recently, he was employed with Community Interactions of Media, PA (where he was known as Paul) and cared for those who could not care for themselves.
Michael will be long remembered by those who knew him for his enthusiastic love of both life and music, and by those with whom he generously shared that love.
He is survived by his daughter, Hannah M. Lally of Leola, PA; son, Paul Michael Lally II of Hockessin; father and stepmother, Francis M. Lally III and Georganne M. Lally of Newark; mother and stepfather, Vickie Meyer Bedder and Bruce Bedder of West End, NC; sisters, Carrie B. Clark and husband Seth of West End, NC, and Caitlin M. Lally of Newark; nephew, Cameron J. Clark of West End, NC; stepbrother, Brian Bedder of Wilmington; stepsister, Dr. Casey Bedder of Wilmington; paternal grandfather, Francis M. Lally, Jr. of Wilmington; maternal grandmother, Elmeta R. Evans and husband Jim Evans of West End, NC; and his special companion, Heather Richardson, and her children, Ashanti, Aaron, Alexis, and Aubrey Hargrove.
A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, December 27th, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where visitation will begin at 10 am.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Paul Michael may be made to A.I. DuPont High School Band Boosters, c/o 50 Hillside Road, Greenville, DE 19807; or to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.
Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home - New Castle
1000 N. DuPont Highway New Castle, DE 19720
Published in The News Journal on Dec. 24, 2012