March 18, 1938 - July 6, 2022
Leonardo Valentini, age 84, of Bear, DE, died peacefully, on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.
Born in Mola di Bari, Italy, on March 18, 1938, he was a son of the late Giorgio and Pasqua (Rago) Valentini.
Leonardo worked as a longshoreman in New York, retiring after over 30 years. He was a “Jack of all Trades” and could fix anything. Leonardo enjoyed the time he spent tending to his vegetable garden. He loved to play practical jokes and to be teased in return. Leonardo was fun-loving, loved telling stories and had a great sense of humor.
In addition to his parents, Leonardo was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law, Stefano Boccuzzi and Domenico Coppertino. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Angela (Deperte) Valentini; loving children, George Valentini (Colleen) and Tina Diomede (Gaetano); grandchildren, Christina Valentini, Amanda Valentini, Isabella Valentini, Giovanni Diomede, Leonardo Diomede, and Veronica Diomede; siblings, Colomba Boccuzzi, Margherita Coppertino, Nicola Valentini (Angela), Anna Marinelli (Domenico), and Giuseppe Valentini (Lilliana); and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 4 pm and from 7 pm until 9 pm on Sunday, July 10, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am on Monday, July 11, 2022, at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, 2431 Frazer Road, Newark, DE. Entombment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.
Live stream of the 11:30 am EST Mass: Any friends or family who are unable to attend the services for Lenny may live stream the Mass by clicking here .