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Donald Baldassari

Born August 20, 1951

Donald Baldassari, age 63, of Hockessin, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

A native Delawarean, Donnie was born in Wilmington on August 20, 1951, and was the son of the late Frank Baldassari and Palma (Iaconi) Baldassari. Donnie made his career as a mushroom grower and was well known throughout the local industry where he worked for nearly 50 years.

In his leisure time, he enjoyed fishing, cooking on the Traeger, and was an avid golfer. He also cherished the time he spent with his two granddaughters. Donnie was a devoted and loving father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by his family and many close friends.

He is survived by his daughters, Cristina, Annie and Deanna; 2 granddaughters Lena and Marcia; 2 sisters Mary Ann and Linda; and 1 brother John.

A graveside service will be held at 11AM on Monday, August 10, 2015, at Union Hill Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, 155 East 55 Street, Suite 6H, New York, NY 10022. www.lungcancerresearchfoundation.org.

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  • Dear Cristina , Annie and Deanna, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Sending love to all three of you….Madalyn

  • Cristina, Annie and Deanna…our sincere and heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your father. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    The Colicchio’s

  • Linda and Mary Ann I am so sorry to hear about your brother I think of you guys so often my prayers and thoughts are with you

  • Spent some quality time in the outer banks with Don and a group of friends every fall for years.. Times I will always cherish. So sorry for your loss.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Cristina, Annie and Deanna we were very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Linda , Mary Ann and the 3 girls: I was so sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing as I have just heard the news. Wow, he was like my big brother when we were in high school together. Always teasing me along with Richard Andress and Randy Fenimore but those three were always there to watch over me. We had a bunch of great times growing up and a lot of laughs together. I know Donnie will be missed greatly by his family and friends. Rest now my friend till we all see each other again. Penny