Alvin F. Panaccione - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Alvin F. Panaccione

December 7, 1934 - April 5, 2022

Alvin F. Panaccione, age 87, of Newark, DE, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Barre, MA on December 7, 1934, he was the son of the late Eula and Attilio Panaccione. He grew up primarily in Barre, with a brief stint in Tampa, FL where his father built homes for a short period of time. After graduating from Barre High School, Alvin attended Northeastern University where he received his BS in Civil Engineering. He participated in the school’s co-op program which eventually led him to Wilmington, DE where he went to work for the DuPont company. It was during this period, that Alvin met, dated, and eventually married the love of his life, the late Audrey Panaccione.

He loved telling everyone that the work co-op that was only supposed to last a very short while turned into a lifetime assignment.  Perhaps meeting Audrey helped him to overcome Wilmington’s hazy, hot, and humid climate, versus the cooler, more comfortable weather back home.  As it turned out, Alvin had a lengthy and successful career with DuPont, eventually becoming an Engineering Project Manager, responsible for the successful completion of many construction assignments in the U.S. and Latin America.  In addition to his engineering career, in pursuit of his true passion, Alvin was a stockbroker for several years.

After retiring from DuPont in 1985, Alvin, and his wife Audrey, built their dream retirement home on Terrapin Lane, in Newark, Delaware.  He spent his time traveling, gardening, trading the stock market, and especially helping his adult children with numerous projects over the years.  Once a Project Manager, always a Project Manager!

Family was the absolute most important thing to Alvin.  He cherished every moment spent with his immediate and extended family.  Like his father before him, Alvin measured the fullness of his life by what he was able to do to help those he loved and cared for.

Alvin is survived by his children and their spouses, Andrew and Deborah Panaccione, Adele and Vincent McIntosh, and Alan and Gayle Panaccione, his grandchildren, Grace and her husband Joe, AJ and his wife Shea, Bryan and his wife Amanda, and Connor, his great grandchildren, Charlotte, Luca, and Reagan, his brothers Douglas and Warren, his sister in-law, Elaine Hardenbergh, nephew Thomas Hardenbergh, as well his extended family and many other dear friends.

Services are private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Alvin’s memory may be made to the The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Donation Processing, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or by clicking here.


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  • Dad – You left us so very suddenly. I will so miss our frequent phone calls where we updated each other on our stock market trades/ideas, going to Market Street Cafe for fried oysters, George’s Seafood for Thursday buck a shuck raw oysters, spending time at the River House with friends and family, and sharing so many other special moments over the years. Your selfless devotion to family was inspiring to us all. As far as I am concerned, you were the best father and dad a son could hope for. You taught me so much and for that I will be forever grateful. You and mom truly loved each other and shared the same wants and dreams for yourselves and your children. Today, we are reaping the benefits of having been your children. I know Alan and Adele feel the same as I do, when I say mission accomplished! You can now rest in peace, reunited with mom and your other family members and friends who I am sure welcomed you with open arms. You may no longer be among us here in person, but your spirit and my fond memories of you will last forever. Your loving son, Andrew.

  • Hey Andy-I didn’t know your dad , but after reading what you wrote, I now understand why you are a class act. Stay strong.


  • To the entire family, my deepest condolences. Many fond memories of Alvin starting back in the High School days up through my last visit a couple months back. I had not seen Mr. P in some time but he recognized me instantly and shared stories like we were best friends. I’ll remember him fondly and May he Rest In Peace.

  • RIP Mr P ! I enjoyed our left brain engineering talks and stock market talks at the River House. You were a role model for many and I am glad we shared.

  • Praying for the family and God’s care and blessings for all.

  • Andy, your message about your dad is beautiful. What a remarkable life your dad lived! My heart breaks for you, I am so sorry for your loss and I am sending strength and prayers your way. Thinking of you and Aunt Debbie- Love you guys

  • To the Panaccione Family – Please accept our sincere condolences.

  • Alvin was such a special and inspiring man. I’m so grateful I was able to see him one last time in 2019. Sending love to everyone who was close to him, especially his wonderful children.

  • Truly heartwarming , the bible talks of a resurrection . I eagerly await the time when Jehovah God makes him new again back to the earth thru the sacrifice of Jesus in a paradise that Adam lost.Bless this family Amen

  • My condolences to the many family and friends who loved and will miss Alvin.

    He was the center of gravity for so many of us, and as his son-in-law, I was fortunate to be in his orbit for 33+ years.

  • A precious and beautiful father son bond….a true and honest man that loved his family…an amazing father to not only the children he actually had but to all of you who he took under his wing and guided them through life. Phew…loved you Alvin father in law ❤️😢🙏

  • On behalf of myself, David and Pat, we wish you our deepest condolences. He was not only a great neighbor, but a dependable friend. Shared many wonderful memories and tales. My father will never forget helping the unwanted guest( frightened deer) escape thru the back window, but still needing the deck board to be sawed so she could free her snagged huff. He was always a great conversation and never shy on sharing his opinion. The conversations are cherished memories. He will truly be missed.
    David, Pat, and Phil

  • Andy, Alan and Deborah,

    Really liked your Dad. He had a great sense of humor.

  • I’m saddened to learn of Al’s passing. Many fond memories of the times we spent with all of the Panaccione family.

  • What a beautiful set of family pictures! My deep condolences to Alvin’s family. It looks like he was well loved and will be deeply missed by many.

  • I just saw the news on Facebook of your dads’ passing. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad and mom were always so kind, sweet and welcoming to me. Lord give Andy and all the family peace and comfort. In Jesus name I pray, Amen

  • Andy and family,
    Your dad was a good man , a great man ..we lived together in NYC for 17 weeks during our Francis I du Pont training program.
    your dad was smart , talented , always upbeat , could build or fix anything . I know you do and will miss him terribly , but I know that he is looking down upon you all ,so very proud of you !!
    hugs and much love to you all !!
    Terry and Sandy Strine

  • This obituary captures Alvin’s well lived life beautifully.Peter,Sarah and I are so glad that we had the privilege of spending time with him on many happy occasions. Alvin’s legacy is enormous given his lovely extended family. We send his survivors our heartfelt condolences.The Carnwath family

  • Our deepest sympathies to the family on Al’s passing. He was a valued and respected leader in the neighborhood who will be greatly missed.

  • My deepest sympathy to the Panaccione Family. Andy, Debbie and I have been close friends since the mid 1980’s and shortly thereafter I met Audrey and Alvin Panaccione, both of whom became family to me, my wife and parents. I was always impressed by the intellect, work ethic and integrity exemplified by Alvin and Audrey, and it is no surprise they raised such exceptional children in Andy, Adele and Alan. While Alvin was an accomplished engineer having built many DuPont facilities in challenging environments, and also a successful stock broker on Wall Street, his most impressive qualities were interpersonal. I will always remember him to be a thoughtful, caring and loving person that put his family and friends before himself. He was passionate in his beliefs and at the same time interested in the perspective and opinion of others. I firmly believe the positive impact Alvin had on so many can be attributed to the unique combination of his keen intellect, passion, and mostly the love had for others. I admire Mr. P for so many reasons and consider him not only a role model (a title he shares with my father), but also a cherished friend I will miss but never forget. My faith assures me that Alvin and Audrey are together in Paradise which should be comforting to all who mourn his loss in this world. Godspeed