Edward Peter Lanette, Sr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Edward Peter Lanette, Sr.

September 18, 1957 - January 14, 2023

Edward Peter Lanette, Sr., age 65, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, January 14, 2023.

Born in Fort Lauderdale, FL on September 18, 1957, he was a son of the late John Andrew Lanette and Ava Rayburn Mattei. Edward worked as an inventory specialist at Hikma Pharmaceuticals, DART, and US Airways, as well as a TSA agent for Homeland Security.

A friend to the community, Edward served as a volunteer firefighter for Essington Fire Company for 14 years. He attended Love of Christ Church. He loved being a husband, father, and grandfather. He was a loyal friend known for his warm quick smile, wit, and humor. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing softball, spending time with family and friends, and was an avid fan of the Philadelphia sports teams.

Edward is survived by his loving wife, April (Tuttle) Lanette; children, Edward “Ed” Lanette, Jr. (Lindsay), Joe Barr, Eric Lanette (Sabrina), and Alyse “Aly” Lanette; grandchildren, Jordan, Jaden, Eddie, Rowan, and Miles; brothers, Jack Lanetti (Janet), Robert Lanetti (Diane), Gary Lanette (Jill), Daniel Mattei (Tammy), and Anthony Mattei (Karol); sisters, Andrea DeRosa (Jim), Donna Mattei D’Addario (Adam), Diane Richardson (Chris), and Anita Mattei; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

A celebration of life will be held from 3 pm until 6 pm on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at Cranston Heights Fire Company, Banquet Hall, 3306 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Edward Lanette Memorial Fund, Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720.


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19 Condolences for Edward Peter Lanette, Sr.

  • Ed iam sorry we didn’t have more time together

  • So sorry to hear this news. Ed was the sweetest guy you could meet. Always made me feel welcomed. My sincere condolences 🙏 to the family. MAY HE REST WELL. ❤

  • April, I am very sorry for your great loss. I am praying for you and your family.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. He was a very sweet guy my kids liked him alot Especially lizzy since Aly was her best friend. I feel a loss for words really

  • Went to high school with Ed and remember him well. Great guy. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • To April and family , Michael and I just want to let you know how much we love you all , that Ed was a big part of our Work and play life . We’re better people for knowing him and all of you . He will be Missed greatly . But, I know God’s prepared a beautiful place for him and one day we shall be reunited as long as all of Us know christ as well. We’re here for you all , 24 /7 love and Prayers . We will see you soon 💜🙏🌹love Michael and Annemarie Walsh and family

  • My deepest sympathy for your family and friends 🙏 Ed was like a brother to me. He was an amazing man who I looked up to! He watched me grow up and helped me with becoming the person I am today!! Ed was very funny He always made people laugh!! He will always have a special spot in my Heart!! May He RIP always a forever!! Love you brother!

  • My deepest condolence to the entire family, may God give you strength. He’s in a better place where pain doesn’t exist. I’m with you in prayers.

  • Our deepest sympathies to the Lanette and Mattei families, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • I love you uncle Ed! Thank you for all the great times and laughs! Please say hey to dad for me! I’ll miss you till we all meet again until then Rest In Peace!❤️

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Ed was always so happy handing me Miles. Alway gave me a great big Italian hug! I will miss him. We are here for you.

  • So very sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Ed was a wonderful coworker and found a way to brighten every day. Please accept my condolences.

  • I will miss you brother. Always in my heart.

  • To April and all of your family may the Lord Jesus Christ comfort you as Ed has gone home to Heaven now healed happy and at rest .
    I am praying for you as I know Ed is very missed here .
    God bless you from Pastor Tammy

  • So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Ed was a Gentleman and so easy to get along with. He was a fun coworker. His smile and personality would light up any room. He was a Beautiful Soul. He will surely be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you April and your Children and Grandchildren. May he Rest in Eternal Peace.

  • Just wanted to say that he was always super nice a loving father and husband to my very good friend Aly and her brother Eric I love them like a brother and sister and their mom like a second mom April was always wonderful and loving to meet with her husband and I will miss him dearly I will pray for your whole family to come together at this time and be there for one another your dad was amazing , loving , kind , and funny ! He will be very missed

  • Never enough time! Grateful I’ll see you again. You’ve joined the Guardians of everlasting life. Hug mammaw, papaw, Uncle Dennis, Geraldine, and all those loved ones we miss!

  • My deepest condolences to Eds family. Sorry for your loss.

  • Our sincere condolences to the Lanette family. Ed was a great guy, friend and coworker. Thanks for the many fond memories at UsAir in the 1980’s. R.I.P.