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Gabriele Maddalena

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Gabriele Maddalena

AGE: 57 • Dover

Gabriele Maddalena passed away peacefully surrounded by family and loved ones on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. He was 57.

Mr. Maddalena was born on February 22, 1959 in Castello Del Matese, Italy to the late Maria Giovanna Rinaldi and Vincenzo Maddalena.

On August 23, 1981 Gabriele married the love of his life Marisa Ferritto. Together the two of them moved to America to start a family and a new life.

Gabriele managed several pizzerias in Ocean City, Maryland and in Nyack, New York before settling down in Dover, Delaware in 1988. He also owned and operated multiple pizzerias in Dover before opening La Matesina in Delaware City, Delaware. Gabriele was an active member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. He became an American Citizen on August 28, 2014.

Gabriele will be remembered for his willingness to help others, his strong faith in God and his deep love and commitment to his family and close friends. He adored his wife and children and loved spoiling his grandchildren. In his free time he loved taking care of his goats, chickens and sheep.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Maria Antonietta Maddalena.

Aside from his wife of nearly 35 years, Marisa, he is survived by his children, Vincenzo Maddalena and his wife Katie; Maria Rosaria De Rosa and her husband, Carmine and Marco Maddalena; four grandchildren, Marisa, Gianna, and Gabriele Maddalena and Rubina De Rosa; four brothers Michele and his wife Carmela, Salvatore, Elio and his wife Angela, Mario and his wife Onesta; mother and father-in-law Dominga Nuzzo and Marco Ferritto; three sisters-in-law, Maria Domenica and her husband Antonio, Adolorata and her husband Adriano, Luisa and her husband Franco; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 am on May 16th at Church of Holy Cross, 631 South State Street, Dover. Friends may call from 6:00 to 9:00PM Sunday, Lebanon Road (Rt10), Dover. Interment will be in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to be made in Gabriele's memory to , 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or

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Published in The News Journal on May 14, 2016
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