Daniele Marie (Grimaldi) Albanese
May 31, 1970-January 21, 2016
Daniele Marie (Grimaldi) Albanese, age 45, of Milford, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 21, 2016.
A native Delawarean, Daniele was born in Wilmington on May 31, 1970, and was the daughter of Ann (Sill) Herrin and David Grimaldi, Sr. Her mission in life was working with special needs students at the John G. Leach School in New Castle.
Daniele was a member of the Breast Cancer Coalition where she served as a mentor for others battling cancer and had recently begun writing a blog chronicling her own fight. She adored the beach and looked forward to walks with her husband, Frank and their dog, Chewy where they spent hours searching for sea glass that she would use to design beautiful pieces of breast cancer awareness jewelry. In her leisure time, Daniele loved barbecues with family and friends and looked forward to attending her husband’s shows where she spent hours dancing and hanging out with the wives and friends of fellow band members. She will be remembered by all for her ability to light up a room with her contagious smile and inner beauty.
In addition to her parents, Daniele is survived by her husband, Francis Joseph “Frank” Albanese; sons, Frank and Jake Blunt; mother in law, Elvie Albanese; stepfather, Woodie Herrin; brother, David Grimaldi, Jr. (Katrina); a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and extended members of the Albanese family; and cats and devoted canine companion, Chewy.
A memorial service will be held at 3:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon, February 3, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720, where a visitation will be held from 2 pm until 3:30 pm. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to assist Daniele’s family in defraying medical expenses may be sent in care of the funeral home at the address listed above.