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Joseph “Joe” Charles Allione, Sr.

March 12, 1938 - November 21, 2021

Joseph “Joe” Charles Allione, Sr., age 83, of Middletown, DE, peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, November 21, 2021.

Born in New York, NY on March 12, 1938, he was a son of the late John C. Allione, Sr. and Marie (Becker) Pipitone. Joe proudly served in the United States Air Force during both the Korean Era and Vietnam War. After his service, he worked for Getty Oil, which later became Texaco, where he retired after 28 years of service in 1999.

Joe was active in his community, where he served as a co-Girl Scout leader with his wife, led a church softball team, was a member of St. John’s Masonic Lodge, and a past patron of Caesar Rodney OES #8. He served as Dad Adviser of DeMolay & Associate Bethel Guardian of Job’s Daughters #8. He was also a dedicated member of New Castle United Methodist Church for over 50 years, where he enjoyed singing in the choir. In addition, he volunteered at Frederica Fire Co. 7 years and Aetna Fire Co. over 4 years.  He was also active in Delaware Concerns of Police Survivors. Joe was always ready to help, whether shoveling snow or fixing a car or cutting grass for a neighbor.  He was an avid reader and loved spending time with his faithful golden, Maggie, who had to leave him right after Covid at the age of 14.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Frances Marie Collender; and three brothers; John, Steven & Paul. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Eleanor (Ennis) Allione; children, DebbieSue, Joe Allione, Jr. and wife Becca, and Vickie Lynne Newcomer and husband Scott; sister, Judy Haynes and husband Ernie; 9 grandchildren, Samantha, Taylor, Lewis, DJ, Sean, Joey, Eleanor, Scotty, and Jessi; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was loved by his entire extended family including Helen and Terry Swartz, Alice and Herb Hoflinger, Trish and Ron Porter, Barbara and John Colombo, and Jeanie and Walter Brandli.

A viewing for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. A second viewing will be held from 9 am until 10 am on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at New Castle United Methodist Church, 510 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 10 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance regardless of vaccination status. Interment will be held privately at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a later date.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Joe’s memory to Delaware Concerns of Police Survivors, P.O. Box 430, Dover, DE 19903, or to New Castle United Methodist Church, at the address provided above.

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11 Guestbook messages for Joseph “Joe” Charles Allione, Sr.

  • I served with Joe in the Frederica Vol. Fire Co. many years ago before the family moved to New Castle County. Joe was very dedicated and served his country and state and the fire service, may he RIP and my condolence to his wife and family.
    Paul Davis,
    Dover,Delaware

  • Condolences on your great loss! I will miss Joe’s keen wit and winning smile. My prayers are with you Ellie and family.
    Marie Burden

  • Ellie,
    Our sincerest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time.
    Evy& Dave Jacobs

  • Dear Ellie. I am so sorry to learn of Joe’s death. Hugs and prayers to you and the family. I will see you tomorrow.

  • Eleanor, We are so sorry to hear this, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    All of our love,
    Ed and Etta Diehl

  • Dad you will truly be missed. I will never let your coffee cup be empty again. So mote it be

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Allione family as you mourn the passing of Joe. Joe was a great man and a proud American.
    Father Oscar Frundt (Delaware State Police Chaplain) always said, “If you love what you lose, you never lose what you love.” Joe’s memory will live on in the hearts and minds of those closest to him.
    Joe is now reunited with Franny and the rest of his family and friends who have gone before him.
    Kevin McDerby

  • So very sorry to hear about Joe. I loved working with him at the refinery. His sense of humor was a welcome relief to a sometimes stressful job. RIP.

  • My condolences on your loss. God bless you and your family.

  • Sorry for Joe Alliones Family loss of Joe Allione.

  • Ellie sorry to hear about Joe. Had many good times working with him, at the pipeline. May the angels come out to greet him and God grant him eternal rest.