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Michael Albert “Mike” Gaudiello, Sr.

February 21, 1955 - October 6, 2020

Michael Albert “Mike” Gaudiello, Sr., age 65, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

Born in Chester, PA on February 21, 1955, he was a son of the late Albert and Delores (Zukey) Gaudiello. Mike was the owner and operator of Gaudiello’s Italian Hoagies & Steaks, retiring in 2018. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan and never missed a chance to cheer on his team. In his spare time, Mike could often be found tending to his fish and aquariums. He was an excellent handyman and a foodie, who especially loved sweets. Mike was a devoted member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his sister, Rita Gaudiello. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Jane H. (Mallet) Gaudiello; children, Michael A. Gaudiello, Jr. and Jennifer J. Michaels (Gregg), both of Middletown; siblings, Carol Weaver of St. Augustine, FL and Edward Gaudiello (Viki) of Galloway, NJ; grandchildren, Raven Elaine Michaels, Riley Jane Michaels and Mason Richard Michaels; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 noon until 1 pm on Monday, October 12, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 1 pm. Interment will follow in Old Drawyers Cemetery, Odessa, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. The family encourages all family and friends to wear Eagles clothing.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mike’s memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Association by mail at, 161 N. Clark, Suite 3550, Chicago, IL 60601, or online by clicking here.

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9 Guestbook messages for Michael Albert “Mike” Gaudiello, Sr.

  • Jane, Jen & Mike
    I am very sorry to hear this sad news. He had a huge impact on my life. 💙 I know that his memory will live on.

  • Jane, Michael, Jen and Family,
    I will remember Mike Sr. For his humor, his laugh, his sports enthusiasm and his absolute love and devotion to all of you. Your family will forever hold a special place in my heart. With sincere condolences, Barb

  • Jane,Micheal and Jenn, Donna and I are so sorry for your loss. I’m sure it’s a very difficult time, but be assured he’s in a better place. It is said that God only gives you what you can handle’ and I’m sure you might be questioning this. I don’t know what took Gauld’s life, but stay strong and continue on living…. as he would want you to. Donna and I will pray for your loss. I’m certain Danny U. and Gauld are having a cold beer! God Bless.

  • Jane and family….we are so sorry for your loss….our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    June & Tim Swierczek

  • Love and prayers for Jane, Michael Jr., Jennifer and all friends and family of Mike. May he rest eternally in God’s arms.❤✝️✝️

  • Mike was an awesome guy i remember hime and Jane when they had the Hoagie shop in Linwood we had Pattys Place across the street from them Jane do sorry about the sad news may Mike R . I . P .

  • To Mike and the Gaudiello Family,

    My heartfelt condolences on the passing of Mike Sr.. I am so very sorry. May God provide you with comfort during this difficult time. You are in my prayers.

  • Our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Mike was a great role model and a great man. Hugs and prayers and thoughts to all of you during this difficult time. Pat & Chip

  • Our hearts are broken at the loss of Mike. He is now in heaven with His Mom, Dad & Rita. Hugs and love to Jane, Mike & Jen. His humor and laugh will be forever missed. Eddie, Viki, Tony & Arielle