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Ronald Joseph Migliavacca, Sr.

August 27, 1942-January 20, 2016

Ronald Joseph Migliavacca, Sr., age 73, of Delaware City, DE, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by his loved ones, on Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

A native Delawarean, Ronald was born in Wilmington on August 27, 1942, and was a son of the late Joseph and “Betty” Elizabeth (Davis) Migliavacca. He proudly served his country as a member of the Army National Guard. A talented painter by trade, Ronald worked for Mannis Painting Co. for 15 years.
Active in the volunteer fire service community, he was a lifetime member of the Delaware City Fire Company. Ronald was an avid NASCAR fan, enjoyed bowling and racing micro midget cars at the Blackbird Raceway. He was happiest in the company of his family and looked forward to spending time with each of them.

In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Greenwell. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Nancy A. (Neel) Migliavacca; children, Ronnie Joe Migliavacca (Carol) of Sykesville, MD, Brian Migliavacca (Sandy) of Port Penn, DE, Brett Neel (Jessica) of Delaware City, DE and Kara Barbee (Doug) of Smyrna, DE; sister, Connie Hill of Delaware City, DE; grandchildren, Crystal, Amanda, Alexis, Haley, Kayla, Nicholas, Braiden and Addison; great grandchildren, Dominic, Christopher, Nicholas, Ryland and Cody; and many nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday Morning, January 30, 2016, at the Delaware City Fire Hall, 815 5th Street, Delaware City, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware City Fire Company, P.O. Box 251, Delaware City, DE 19706.

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  1. Sandy Migliavacca, January 22, 2016

    Rollo you were more then a Father In Law to me . In the 23 years I’ve been in this family oh boy did we have some adventures . I love you and miss you but I will see you again . Love always your favorite pain in the ass ( that’s what he called me )

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  2. Use Davis, January 22, 2016

    Ron was a great part of my childhood in D.C . Good bless your family…

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  3. Walt "Sonny" Wisowaty, January 22, 2016

    RIP my Friend.

    We had some good times together……. In our younger days! You called me WisoWacky, and I called you MickeyWacky!

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  4. Dave and Nancy Press, January 22, 2016

    Nancy and entire Migliavacca family

    Dave and I were so very sorry to hear of Ronny’s passing, He and Dave were great friends growing up; Dave always refers to Ronny as a “a good man!”. He was a great neighbor to my mom and dad and to my brother Bill. It was reassuring to both Dave and I knowing Ronny was around to keep an eye on them; and, he always did!

    Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers, as is Ronny.

    Nancy

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  5. Karen Watts, January 23, 2016

    My heart goes out to the family. He was a great man. RIP

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  6. Mary Louise Deakyne, January 23, 2016

    My condolences to all of the family of Ronnie.

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  7. Eleanor, January 24, 2016

    sorry to hear Nancy, he is in a better place -no more suffering. fondly, Eleanor Mealey

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  8. Laura L Nost, January 25, 2016

    Uncle Ron, we love you and miss you so much. You are at peace now, with Nana, PopPop, Mom and the rest of the family. We will see you again, love, Laurie, Ralph & family…

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  9. Cheryl Griffin, January 25, 2016

    Uncle Ron, You are now with Nana, PopPop Joe and Mom. Sadly you will be missed. Love you and RIP unitl I see you again. Love Cher and Family

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  10. Rose Moore, January 26, 2016

    Nancy and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Ronny was such a nice man, always a kind word when I would see him walking his dog.

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