Anthony F. “Ant” Del Duca

December 7, 1984 - August 27, 2018

Anthony F. “Ant” Del Duca, age 33, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 27, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Suffern, NY, on December 7, 1984, he was a son of Robert Del Duca and Joyce (Holt) Del Duca. Ant spent his career as a superintendent with Tri-State Underground. Outside of his immeasurable dedication to his work, Anthony only wanted to have peaceful moments relaxing at home with his wife Nikki. Together they cherished taking long drives nearly every weekend listening to their favorite music. But no matter what music they listened to, although mostly metal, they called it “Metal Saturday”.

He is survived by wife, Nicole Del Duca; parents, Robert Del Duca (Lee) and Joyce Del Duca (Kevin Mihok); mother-in-law, Karen Freebery (Steve); father-in-law, Jack Manerchia (Lisa); brothers, Christopher Del Duca, Michael Del Duca, Edmund Fontana (Stephanie and their son Mason) and Joseph Fontana (his daughter, Gianna); brother-in-laws, Michael Manerchia (Michelle and their children, Sophia and Phillip), Tyler Freebery and Adam Manerchia (Kristie); and grandparent-in-laws, Claire Manerchia, Walt and Tery Garecht and Steve and Diane Freebery.

A gathering for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 4 pm on Thursday, August 30, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 4 pm. Interment will be held privately.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Ant’s boss, Richard Hess for all he has done for Anthony during his illness.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ant’s memory to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Suite 407, Newark, DE 19713 or AIM atMelanoma, 3217 Bob O Link Court
Plano, TX 75093.


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42 Condolences for Anthony F. “Ant” Del Duca

  • So sorry for everyone’s tremendous loss. My thoughts, prayers, and love are with you all.I will carry fond memories of Anthony with me always.Love you birthday buddy!, Aunt Lynn.

  • Anthony left this earth much too soon, but he shone so brightly while he was here. He was a beautiful soul and will be missed beyond measure by all who loved him.

  • Joyce and family, my heart aches for you during this time of tremendous loss. I am so sorry that Anthony suffered, and you are suffering, because of this terrible disease. Sending so much love.

  • Ant would make fun of me for saying this, but I love you big guy. You will always be remembered as a very good friend, my heart hurts for your family but you are now pain free my friend. Have fun in heaven my brother, we shall meet again one day. Hopefully in the pit….

  • Dawn and I want to convey our deepest and most sincere condolences to the entire family. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts, prayers and love to you all. – Dawn and Dave Clarke

  • I will never forgot when we were little and all 5 of us cousins were inseparable. We would have sleepovers for days, swim all night, Bbq all the time,play all “boy” games in your side playroom in the house and much much more. Anthony, Christopher and Michael taught me how to be tough. It was always three boys and two girls, ( me and my sister Rose) but we always managed to have fun! Anthony you will be so so missed. My heart goes out to your beautiful wife Nikki and all your family and friends that you touched so deeply over the years! RIP Cuz love you ❤️

  • My heart felt condolences.

    God Bless you all.

  • Chris, my condolences and prayers go out to you and your family. May God keep you all and give you comfort during this time.

  • Nikki we are so sorry for your loss. our thoughts and prayers go out to Anthony ‘s entire family. our heart hurts for you our sweet girl that we love so much . there is a new Angel in heaven name Anthony we will miss you Anthony. we just got to no you .you was one cool guy that we came to love you .you will now be will be miss our sweet Anthony.we love you Nikki our heart is brokenfor you our sweet little Nikki. we love you . Michael & Cathy

  • Joyce and Family
    Sorry to hear about Ant. May memories of Ant and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. Prayers for you and the family.

    Bonnie Carter Fleck

  • Ant, words will never be able to describe the pain in our hearts upon your passing. The friendship that you so graciously offered us will truly be missed. I sure hope that you have found peace my friend. Til we meet again, cheers.

  • To Joyce and her whole family words cannot express the sadness and painful heart break that you are going through. I am so sorry for your loss and wish there was a way to fix it. He was taken too soon from this world. He is now a guardian angel looking down on you everyday. Joyce always know the Purple Heart necklace he gave you says it all and telling you how much he loved you & he got a lot of his inner strength from you. Always proud ANT strong!!! Everyday is a new day. He is in my prayers always…

  • Steve and Karen,
    We were deeply saddened on hearing of your son-in-law, Anthony’s (Ant) passing. We know his passing is a tremendous loss for the two of you, his wife, his family, your family and all who knew him and loved him.
    Please know that our thoughts, and our prayers are with each of you.
    We know that Anthony’s family, and his many friends will take strength in their fond memories of him and in their faith.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Donna and Maxwell Riggsbee

  • Ant RIP my bro. Heaven has gain a beautiful soul. Gonna miss you bro

  • Deepest condolences to the family for your great loss. We will all be together again. Love from the Ryans on Long Island.

  • To Anthony’sfamily and friends.
    We send you are love and prayers to help you through this terrible time and loss of Anthony.
    May God Be with each of you and help you!
    We are so sorry!

  • May you rest in peace, God watch over your whole family.

  • Joyce, I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. Joe and I send our deepest condolences. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God watch over you during this most difficult time.

  • Dear Joyce and family,
    We are terribly sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies to you and your entire family. Sending love and prayers from Karin, Lou and Kira

  • My deepest condolences to you and your family Joyce. I will always remember how proudly you spoke of Anthony when we worked in Oak the days we had no patients. Love and hugs to you my friend,

  • Sending prayers and deepest sympathies to all of the family and friends of Anthony. May he rest in eternal peace and may you find comfort in the wonderful memories you hold dear to your heart.

  • Dear Joyce,
    My condolences go out to you and your family. God bless Anthony.

  • Dear Joyce and Kevin
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Lew and Christine Ridlon

  • Anthony special family:

    I’m honored I was part of Anthony care team during his time at Season’s Hospice. I was here on day one and here during last rounds when you received your wings. The love between you and Nikki was strong your body was tired, your soul will live on forever in everyone heart and memories. Now your pain free fly high.

    Thank you
    One of your Special Angeles

  • We are so sorry about your loss.joyce & Kevin and your family.may he rest in peace.

  • …like the little bug

  • Dear Bob and family,
    Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in thought and prayer during this most difficult time. The loss of your beloved son ‘Ant’ is a heartache no one can heal and hopefully the love and memories you had for one another will help you through the days ahead. Extending deepest sympathy, for you in your loss. And hoping, too, that comfort and peace may come to you.
    Joan D’Silva

  • So sad to hear. Knowing your short time together must be difficult . I know how happy he made you and you him is a Blessing my thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Let me know if I can help in any way❤️

  • Bob and family.
    I am so sorry for your loss you are all in my prayers. I know its very hard to lose a loved one and even worse for losing your child. Talk to God and he will listen. He’s at peace and resting in the hands of his holy father. Hold on to your memories as no one could ever take that away..

  • Chris, My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  • Rest In Peace to my cousin I never met. You are in Heaven where one day, we will meet. Sending up my prayers to you Joyce and the family and friends that dearly loved him. Sincerely, Angela

  • Joyce and Bob, it seems like yesterday your son Anthony was born. My deepest condolences to the whole family.

  • So sorry for your loss, my prayers are that God will be to wrap his loving arms around you and your family and help you in this time of your loss. May God Bless you

  • My dear friends Bob and Joyce ,
    My deepest condolence to you both and the entire family! Rest In Peace Ant! Heavenly Father watch over Anthony’s family and friends, give them the strength drawing this difficult time! You have an Angel watching over you! Much love to you both always! Maribel & Julio Cardona

  • Bob, my condolences to you and your family. All of your Lincoln Financial friends have you and your family in our prayers.

  • Bob, I’m am so very sorry for the loss of Anthony and extend my condolences to the entire family. I remember all the times you talked about your boys when they were growing up. I can only hope that all your memories you shared will help ease some of the pain during this difficult time. Take care my friend.

  • Offering my sincerest condolences and heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your husband, son, and brother. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family at this difficult time. Words cannot ease the pain but know you are loved by so many people who care. I will always remember Anthony as he and my daughter Kelly were the same age and went to school together while living in the same development in Bear. One thing I will always remember is when I used to come to your house was Anthony yelling ” Here comes the AVON Lady” Rest in Peace …Gone but Not Forgotten

  • Dear Bob and Family: I’m so sorry for the tremendous loss you are facing. I’m glad you are surrounded by your loving family, and hope to remain close to you in the coming months. I send love to your family!
    Laura Rogers

  • Many prayers and much love to both families, we are deeply saddened by the loss of such a vibrant human being!! May he rest in God’s loving embrace always and may The Good Lord surround Nikki and family with Love!!! Our sincere condolences, Rob, Donna, and family!!

  • Hello Del Duca Family,

    My condolences to your family. Peace.


    Michael Sheffield

  • So it’s is 1/8/20 and I just learned of your tremendous loss Robert from Alice several weeks ago. I did not know him nor have I seen you in nearly 40 years but my heart breaks for you and I extend my heartfelt sympathies with prayer that you will be able to move forward. I am so very sorry this happened and that your son had to go through this. God bless him and all of you.