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Francis M. DiFilippo

AGE: 77 • Wilmington

Age 77 of Wilmington, passed away surrounded by his loving family on June 3, 2016. Francis is survived by his devoted wife and partner of 55 years, Eileen S. DiFilippo; four children, Anne Carr (Bobby), Anthony, Francis (Joanna), and John (Lora) all of Wilmington; three sisters, Rosaria Ranalli of FL, and Lucille and Anne Doherty (Dan) of Wilmington; nine grandchildren, David, Rebecca, Norman, Alisha, Olivia, Courtney, Toni Marie, Lauren, and Bobby; six great-grandchildren, Arianna, Xavier, Madalyn, Izac, William, and Jackson; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Anne and Anthony DiFilippo; daughter, Elizabeth; and granddaughter, Alicia.

Fran was an avid carnival glass collector and he and his wife, Eileen, were members of many clubs. He was a longtime member of Local 626 and the Prince of Piedmont Lodge. Also a lifelong member of the NRA and avid hunter, he traveled with his sons to Montana, Wyoming, and any state in which they could hunt together. Fran also enjoyed many road trips with Eileen. He was truly the patriarch of his extended family and his passing will leave a special memory with each and every one of them.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth RC Church, Cedar and Clayton Sts in Wilmington, on Wednesday, June 8 at 10am. Burial will follow in Cathedral Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the CHARLES P. ARCARO FUNERAL HOME, 2309 Lancaster Ave in Wilmington, on Tuesday evening, June 7 from 6-8pm. No visitation will be held on Wednesday morning prior to mass. Flowers will be greatly appreciated and/or donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Church, 809 S. Broom St, Wilmington, DE 19805.

Published in The News Journal from June 5 to June 7, 2016
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