Alfonse F. Ciccarelli

Born: Thu., Jun. 23, 1932
Died: Fri., Apr. 12, 2013


4:30 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 15, 2013
Location: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Tue., Apr. 16, 2013
Location: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

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Alfonse Francis Ciccarelli, 80, born in Wilmington, Delaware on June 23, 1932, died peacefully on April 12, 2013 surrounded by his family.

Alfonse was the son of the late Salvatore "Sue" Ciccarelli and Mary (Bernardo) Ciccarelli. He is survived by his two sisters; Rosanna Ciccarelli Minchini and Clorinda Ciccarelli Russo and her husband, Dominick Russo. He is the beloved uncle to 9 nieces and nephews, 16 great nieces and nephews and 1 great great niece. He was predeceased by his brother in-law, Ralph Minchini Sr.

Alfonse graduated from Wilmington High School and Goldey Beacom College. He retired from the DuPont Company with over 30 years of service.

A polio survivor, Alfonse was among the first three patients of the Alfred I. Institute, presently A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital.  Never hindered by his physical limitations, he was an avid golfer and founder of the original "BOBALU" dances at Fournier Hall. He was an active member of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, serving as President of St. Anthony’s Catholic Club, participating on the Parish Council and volunteering for many years at the St. Anthony Italian Festival. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Pius X Council.

Alfonse will be most remembered for his sense of humor and wit, and his love for his family and friends.

Family and friends may visit at St. Anthony of Padua Church on 9th and DuPont Streets, Wilmington, Delaware on Monday, April 15th from 4:30-8:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 16th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church.

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Corleto-Latina Funeral Home
   Posted Sat April 13, 2013
It is with a heavy heart that we have been given the privilege and honor to provide our services to a genuine gentleman and friend. Al will be sadly missed by many but never forgotten for his kind nature, infectious smile, and sense of humor. He was truly one of the nicest people anyone could have had the pleasure of knowing.

D. Johnson
   Posted Sat April 13, 2013
Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of Mr. Ciccarelli. Losing a loved one in death is a very difficult time for family and friends. God's Word has proven to be a true source of comfort for those undergoing the loss of a loved one.

Michele Russo Biliski, RN
   Posted Tue April 16, 2013
Please forward this message to the family of Alfonse Ciccarelli:

Dear Ciccarelli family,
My name is Michele Russo Biliski and I am a nurse who has worked at Nemours Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children for over 36 years. I started in 1976 which was most likely after Alfonse was treated here. May I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family in the passing of your brother. The message below is about our annual Radiothon and we are looking for families with stories to tell about the “Institute”. If in the midst of your grief, you might be able to share some fond memories of Alfonse and his time here as a patient, we would love to hear his story. Your fond mention of the Institute in his obituary moved me to reach out to you.
With Sincere Sympathy,

Michele Russo Biliski, RN

Michele R. Biliski, MS, RN, CCRP
Sr. Clinical & Research Nurse Auditor
Nemours Foundation
Phone: 302.651.4602
Cell: 302.753.4298
Fax: 302.298.7232

Your child....Our promise

From: Hiddemen, Marie On Behalf Of Nemours Fund For Children's Health
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 11:20 AM
To: (WLM) All Users; (WLM) Nemours Health & Prevention Service
Subject: Stories Needed for Radiothon!

April 2013

Stories Needed for Third Annual Help Our Kids Radiothon
Your help is needed to identify families who may be willing to share their stories during our Third Annual Help Our Kids Radiothon. Delmarva Broadcasting Company, Inc., our Radiothon sponsor, would like to videotape a number of families either in their homes or at the radio station in the very near future. Others will be interviewed live during the event, which will take place on September 10th and 11th.
We’re looking for powerful stories of children aged birth-21 whose lives have been changed by the care they received from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and will capture the interest of our listeners during the Radiothon.
Last year, the Help Our Kids Radiothon raised more than $122,000 for the benefit of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. You can help boost that total by recommending families who may want to participate in the event. It’s lots of fun for families and kids to be involved.
Please email by April 19th, providing the patient’s name and brief description of their medical condition. We will take it from there! Please do not contact the family at this point, as we may not use all of the stories that are identified. Thanks for your help.

   Posted Fri April 19, 2013
To The Family,
Please accept my condolence. My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. I hope that you are able to draw comfort from the scriptures during this difficult time. One of my favorite text says, “If an able-bodied man dies can he live again? You will call, and I myself shall answer you. For the work of your hands you will have a yearning.” (Job 14:14, 15).

Barbaranne formerly Hagan-Feeney/Vintigni
   Posted Wed April 24, 2013
To all the members of Alfonse Family:
Please accept my sincere condolences on you lost. Alfonse was a very
daear and special friend. The memories of the BobALou and parties in the Ciccarelli basement will go on forever. I am sure that Bob Feeney and all
the passing Lucians are having a great party as Gerry Gallucio will be right in the middle with a big laugh. I will always remember him for a great smile and loving personality.
All my best and love, Barbaranne

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