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Martin Edward “Eddie” Hardy

October 12, 1954 - February 6, 2020

          Martin Edward “Eddie” Hardy, age 65, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020.

          Born in Youngstown, OH on October 12, 1954, he was the son of Mildred C. (Brack) Hardy and the late Charles Grant Hardy, Sr.  Eddie worked as a brick layer and mason with Bricklayer Union Local 1 PA/DE and took great pride in his work.

          A fan of the outdoors, he enjoyed fishing and crabbing.  Eddie was the life of the party, a huge fan of Elvis Presley and loved family gatherings.  He liked working on cars, drag racing and horse racing.  A spiritual man, Eddie enjoyed his time spent at Full Gospel Apostolic Church in Kennett Square, PA, where his grandfather, the late Edward C. Brack, pastored and built the church.  Affectionately known as “possum” to his friends, Eddie will always be remembered as a guardian angel to those he loved.

          In addition to his father, Eddie was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Grant Hardy, Jr.  He is survived by his mother, Mildred of Wilmington; daughter, Denise M. Hardy of FL; step-daughter, Desiree Diaz; sisters, Margaret E. Gagnon of Newark, G. Gail Yandoli (Joseph) of Wilmington, MaryAnn Defeo of Newark and Linda Mitchell (Marty) of New Castle; grandson, Ryan Danielson; sister-in-law, Annette Hardy; and many nieces and nephews.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE where a memorial service will begin at 11 am.  Interment will be held privately.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720 to help defer funeral costs.


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15 Condolences for Martin Edward “Eddie” Hardy

  • Gonna miss you old friend!!! So happy I got to see you again recently after so much time. Thanks for the memories which I will always cherish. Til next time….Peace.

  • RIP Eddie
    Your in a better place now
    Hugs to the family

  • Wow! what a shocker when I heard. The one man that always made me laugh. You will be missed by many. Loved having you as a brother-in-law and loved how you use to joke about Corie being yours, such a funny funny man. I know you will be remembered by a lot of people for your big heart and your huge sense of humor. Love ya and I know that heaven is enjoying your company as much as we did. Until we meet again.

  • What a Guy!Handsome, helpful,thoughtful,life of the Party…….he was such a cute little guy….and a handsome man! I will miss his “Wit and hummer”

  • My dear sweet Eddie u were my best friend always a shoulder to lean on and kept me laughing when I was down I am that girl who loved when u stopped by to say hi in one of ur cool cars I will miss u so much and u will always be in my heart prayers for ur family Rest In Peace my dear friend gloria

  • Sorry for your loss prayers are sent your way RIP Eddie

  • I am sorry for your loss he was a funny guy he will be missed❤️

  • You are in my heart forever. I love you my brother.

  • Eddie used to love telling the guys on the construction site he used to steal my lunch money when we were kids. Eddie never stole anything from anyone except our love and friendship. I’m sure he’s pointing up the brickwork at the Pearly Gates.

    Rest In Peace my friend. You added a lot of smiles on a lot of faces in our old neighborhood when we were kids. No one ever knew what you were gonna do next but it was always a hoot.

  • I will always remember Possum with a smile on his face. I never saw him sad or angry. My prayers to his family and friends. RIP.

  • We will miss your smile and your beautiful spirit. Kind you were. 💕

  • Great neighbor, good kid, gone way to soon, I’m sure pop an Charles are at the gates of heaven to receive him, God’s blessing to the family.

  • I love you with all my heart Eddie. God’s with you now. Rest in peace.

  • We want to express our sorrow for the loss of Eddie to the family. May you cherish fond memories of him. Love to you all from your cousins, Sue & Mike Hardy

  • Margaret, Mary Ann, Gail, Linda, and Mrs Hardy…So very sad to hear this shocking news. Eddie was such a sweet guy with a larger-than-life personality. He was loved and will be missed by so many!
    With our Deepest Sympathy,
    Cheryl and Steve Eastridge