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H. Joseph D’Aguiar  

H. Joseph D’Aguiar

October 27, 1945 – May 11, 2016

H. Joseph D’Aguiar, age 70, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

Born in Georgetown, Guyana on October 27, 1945, Joseph was a son of the late Ernest and Louisa (Fraites) D’Aguiar. He made his career as an auto body technician with Maaco and Northeast Body Shops in Wilmington, retiring after many years of dedicated service.

A talented swimmer and diver, Joseph had a deep appreciation for the ocean and spent many happy hours fishing on the sea wall in Guyana. He was a Judo and karate aficionado, practicing both for a number of years. In his leisure time, Joseph enjoyed watching classic Westerns. He will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend to many.

Joseph is survived by his wife of 44 years, Stella (Ritchie) D’Aguiar; sons, Michael D’Aguiar, Roger D’Aguiar and Swars D’Aguiar all of New Castle, DE; brothers, Ivan D’Aguiar of Sydney, Australia, Irwin D’Aguiar of Riverside, CA and Max D’Aguiar of Wilmington, DE; and grandchildren, Justin, Jeremy and Jewels D’Aguiar.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday morning, May 14, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation will be held from 9:30 am until 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

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  1. Jim & Cheryl Mathes, May 11, 2016

    We extend our deepest sympathies to the D’Aguiar Family. May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace at this time.

  2. Priscilla Turgon, May 12, 2016

    Sincere sympathy and condolences to Michael and family from everyone at Project New Start. We all send our love.

    Pris and Cassandra

  3. Craig Faragalli, May 12, 2016

    With my deepest sympathy and condolences to Swars (Terry) and his family. May God bless you during this difficult time and bring peace to your hearts.

  4. Peter D'Aguiar, May 13, 2016

    Will keep my fond memories of uncle Joe in my hart. Condolences Joe’s family and friends he was to young to leave this world

  5. Irwin Michael D'Aguiar, May 13, 2016

    Our family would like to thank everyone for sharing their king thoughts , comments, etc. We appreciate your support at this time of grief. Sincerely, All of our family members.

    • Michael D'Aguiar, May 13, 2016

      I would like to take this special time out to thank everyone of you for all of your love and support, Dad once said to me, Money does not make a Man a King, LOVE is what makes a Man feels like a King, the LOVE of Genuine FAMILES and FRIENDS, Powerful Statement.

  6. Paula Bowey, May 13, 2016

    From Elaine D’aguiar’s family in England, we would like to send our deepest sympathy at this sad time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers x

  7. Barbara Mendin, May 13, 2016

    Deepest sympathy to the family. Our prayers are with you.

  8. Rollene, May 13, 2016

    Our thoughts are with you and extended rollene,Justin and jaxson

  9. Carmen LeePow, May 13, 2016


    My sincere sympathy on the death of your brother. I won’t be able to make the funeral as CHAN and I, have another commitment. If you have the time give me call. Phone 302-239-8319.

    Hope all is well with you and the family.


  10. Orisa, May 14, 2016

    condolences to the D’Aguiar family at this time, sorry for your loss


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