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Michael R. Bellafore

Born December 21, 1987

Michael R. Bellafore, age 27, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 27, 2015.

A native Delawarean, Michael was born in Wilmington on December 21, 1987 and was a son of William J. and Patricia A. Bellafore. He was a graduate of McKean High School and received both his bachelor’s degree in accounting and master’s degree in finance from Goldey Beacom College. After completing his education, Michael accepted a position with Bank of America, where he was employed as an accounting specialist for the past 3 years.

An avid swimmer in his youth, he competed with both the Arundel and McKean High School swim teams. Michael gave of his time and talents in his community as a volunteer for Special Olympics of Delaware and Habitat for Humanity. He was happiest in the company of his family and friends and especially enjoyed spending time with them at the beach.

Michael was preceded in death by his father, William. He is survived by his mother, Patricia; siblings, Matthew Parker (Myly), Joey Bellafore (Katie) and Ellise Bellafore; uncle, Bobby Isakoff (Stephanie); and nephews, Sebastian and Joey.

A funeral service will be held at 7 pm on Thursday evening, October 1, 2015, at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 3135 Summit Bridge Road, Bear, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 pm until 7 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Michael’s memory may be made to Special Olympics Delaware, 619 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19716.

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24 Condolences for Michael R. Bellafore

  • Bella was a beautiful soul, I’m thankful to have been able to call him a friend. May your family find solace and may you rest in peace.

  • Used to hang around the neighborhood with you and Casey as children–even though we went to different middle schools we hung out almost daily. To you coming to the same high school as me, you were a great friend, an amazing person to be around and I pray your family is able to eventually heal. I also pray for your girlfriends speedy recovery. May you rest in peace angel

  • Bella was a really good guy. We worked together at Ruby Tuesday. We used to talk often about life, and I remember when he went to school for his masters, he was really excited, and I encouraged him to go for it…
    That was my guy.
    I’m sorry for the loss

  • Working with you and talking with you was an honor. I am pleased to say that you made my time at work so much easier and pleasant. Your smile and pure hospitality can light up any room even in the dark. Now you can shine your light upon us. You will truly be missed Mike.. R.I.P.

  • So sad to hear of Michael’s passing. I have such wonderful childhood memories of spending time with him and the rest of the Bellafore crew at the pool and around the neighborhood. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Mike, it deeply saddens my heart to know that you are no longer hear with us. But I know that your in a better place! Love you always friend!

  • Ellise, our condolences to you and your family at this awful time. Han, Aydin and I send our love to you all.

  • Words can not even amount to the good friend you always were and how much you will always be loved and missed. I wish I could turn back the hands in time when we were kids. Life sometimes is just so unfair. My heart goes out to your family. I just thank god that I got to have you as a friend you will never be forgotten. Rip always love your friend Cassie..

  • Mike was a good friend of my sons, as this is how I knew him. He was always a very well mannered young man around me. I’m so sorry this tragic event happened. Mike was a good kid and a fine young man. God bless him and his family & friends in this terrible moment.
    Again, my heartfelt sympathy to everyone who knew Mike. Rest In Peace, Mike Bellafore.

  • It was really a blessing to have known Michael. From his 1st day at B of A, he sat right behind me and was an amazing person an co-worker. I’m so sorry for your loss. You and Michael are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • My dad (Tom Gifford) and I would like to send our condolences, we are so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  • Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Bellafore was a genuine person through and through. As people pay their respects, most of them good friends we shared, it’s not hard to tell that he was a very likable person. We all lost an easy going, selfless friend who always rolled with the good times. Pictures of the group aren’t going to be the same without you man. Rest easy my friend.

  • i frist meet Michael 2 years he start in best buddies Delaware where was with young man John O’Connor And I am the Girlfriend of john this past February we on double date with Michael and Sarah and great time together
    Michael was great friend and wonderful best buddie to John .
    Rest in peace Michael

  • A special friend for Aletta and we were also lucky to have met him years ago.
    When I think about Michael..I just smile. He was full of live with twinkles in his eyes.
    The short time you were on earth Michael, you made other people happy and we will not ever forget you.
    My condolences to the family

  • My heart goes out to your family for your devastating loss. May God comfort you at this difficult time. (Acts 24:15) You’re in my prayers.

  • My sincere condolences to the Bellafore family and all lives Mikey touched. No matter if you knew him for a minute, a year or a decade, he always made people feel like they meant the world to him…and they did as he meant the world to us. His heart of gold now lives on through his family. Rest peacefully bud.

  • My condolences to the family on the loss of Michael. Please find comfort in the words found at John 5:29, 29 and rest assured that you will be reunited with him in the future, when all the earth will be a much better place. My sympathy, John S.

  • My mom and dad ( Bill and Jeanette Gifford) and our family express our heartfelt condolences to Patti and your entire family during this difficult time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Mikey was an amazing person. His smile always lit up the room. I was always so grateful to have class with him at Goldey because he was so smart. He always took the time to help me out with whatever I needed. I am terribly upset I am not able to come pay my respects tonight but know the family and friends of this wonderful soul are in my prayers.

  • Sending our warmest sympathy to the entire family at this difficult time. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless the whole family to help you through this tragic loss. Condolences. -Kelsey Seydak and family.

  • I had the honor of getting to know Michael when he joined our team in DE. He was a key associate on our team. I met him twice in person, such a smile. My thoughts are with his family, his buddy and all others affected by this tragic loss. With love from your Arizona Bank of America family.

  • I had the privilege of working with Michael primarily by phone at bank of America. We worked on quite a few procedure updates for about 3 months. I just found out Tuesday that he passed and my heart dropped. A great young man, I will miss talking to him. Condolences to his family, friends and girlfriend. Praying for a speedy, safe recovery to his girlfriend. Love from Bank of America in Arizona.

  • I had the privilege of working with Michael primarily by phone at bank of America. We worked on quite a few procedure updates for about 3 months. I just found out Tuesday that he passed and my heart dropped. A great young man, I will miss talking to him. Condolences to his family, friends and girlfriend. Praying for a speedy, safe recovery to his girlfriend. Love from Bank of America in Arizona.