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Pedro de Armas

December 4, 1936 - December 27, 2019

Pedro de Armas, age 83, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, December 27, 2019.

Born on December 4, 1936, he was the youngest son of the late Lorenzo and Ana Margarita (Valenzuela) de Armas. Though he was born in Cardenas, Cuba, Pedro was extremely proud to be an American.  He was employed by Avon in the Receiving Department, retiring after 28 years of dedicated service.

A devout Catholic, Pedro was a former member of Holy Family R.C. Church and most recently was a member of St. Margaret of Scotland R.C. Church. He was an avid reader who enjoyed his quiet time with a good book. Pedro and his wife loved to travel, especially to Florida. He will always be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, and a dear friend to many.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 11 siblings. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Maria T. (Extremera) de Armas; daughters, Margaret Wallace (Todd) and Melissa Volpe (Anthony); grandchildren, Zachary and Brooke Wallace, Isabella and Elena Garber, and Alex and Ryan Volpe.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 AM until 11:45 AM on Friday, January 3, 2020 at St. Margaret of Scotland R.C. Church, 2431 Frazer Road, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  • Our deepest condolences to you all..
    Pedro touched our lives in a very special way..
    He will always remain in our hearts..
    Sending you all hugs and prayers..

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We always loved Pedro (Pete) very much. So sad for your loss.

  • To say Pete was a fantastic man is in understatement! Full of smiles and one of the most pleasant people I’ve ever met. You will be missed by all especially you wonderful family. Rest In Peace my friend.

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and to all of those that were blessed to have known this great man of God. His will and determination to live life was extraordinary and it reflected on all of us and especially his family. I thank God for allowing us to enjoy him and pray that we find comfort and peace knowing that he is celebrating his new life in heaven. Happy birthday in heaven Pedrito! We love and miss you….Manny and Marlene Rosado

  • Don Pedro, you will always be in my heart, you were like a father to me. To all the family I’m so sorry, my prayers are with all of you, love . Grace.

  • Your dad was a wonderful man. You are all in my prayers.

  • Dear Maria, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Pete was such a cheerful, friendly, wonderful man. I hope your faith and the love of family and friends will bring you some comfort.

  • My deepest condolences to Pete’s family and loved ones. He was such a kind man. Praying for all those he left behind.

  • Nuestros más sentido pésame para toda la familia. Que Dios los bendiga siempre y les de mucha fuerza y paz. Siempre estarás en nuestros corazones y te extrañaremos mucho mi primo… Te queremos mucho….Roy y Ángela

  • Our prayers to the Dearmas family, May the lord give you all the strength, faith, and comfort to Pedrito’s passing. He was an amazing human being and dear friend like family to us 🙏 .

  • Hugs and heartfelt condolences. This picture perfectly depicts your husband, father, and grandfather. Never, ever did I see him without this precious, gentle, and humble smile. What a beautiful soul God has just gained into His heavenly kingdom. I always felt I was in the presence of a saint when around him. I have no doubt of his joy but I also know his loss will forever leave a hole in your hearts until you see him again. Blessings to all!

  • My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts are with you during this very difficult time

  • Estás en el cielo tío de mi corazón , siempre te voy a recordar , gracias tío , gracias por tu cariño , siempre fuistes y serás muy especial . Un fuerte abrazo tía , así también para mis primas y todos en la familia .

  • My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I’m sorry for your loss!🙏❤️

  • Maria I am so sorry for your lost always remember Pete had a wonderful life I know he is in heaven enjoying himself you and family are in my prayers love you

  • Maria, I am so very sorry to hear about Pete’s passing… He was always smiling whenever I saw him… You and your girls and their families will all be in my thoughts and prayers… My heart aches for all of you… May all of your happy memories wrap their arms around you and bring you comfort and peace in the days to come… 💔🙏🙏💕

  • Pete had a winning smile and a laugh that welcomed all into any conversation. Pete was happy and peaceful and you felt that when you were with him. His smile was a million miles wide when he spoke of his wife, his children, his grandchildren and his extended family. He was a great friend to have and I will miss him. The love he and Maria shared was a gift from God–and they loved God and you knew that as well from being with them. Pete is now in God’s loving arms with no more struggles. He will get (hound) the Lord to bless those he left behind to be sure only the best is before them. I am grateful and honored to call Pete and Maria friends. Pete is still my friend up in heaven. I will miss him tremendously and thank him for his gift of friendship, his warm smile, and easy laugh.

  • Dearest Maria, Margaret, Melissa and families,
    My late husband and I followed Pete’s journey and his struggle for the past seven years. The kindness and medical treatment he received from his doctors was well noted. It was a blessing to have such care.
    Pete was always a kind, welcoming and faith-fulled person, no matter how he actually felt. With Maria by his side and devoted daughters to help and encourage him, Pete manifested a sense of peace that was inspiring to us all. Both Maria and Pete were always so generous to us, as neighbors, friends, and fellow parishioners. We have shared prayers for each other and I felt that love and and support when Joe passed away in June. I continue my prayers for you and know you will feel protected and loved. Pete’s life has been a blessing to us all and you will remain in my happiest thoughts. May you enjoy the peace that comes with knowing your husband and father rests with the Lord. Your faith will keep you strong, as well as family and friends from near and far who will walk these days with you. I send you my love and sympathy.
    Barbara Strasser

  • My condolences to the family, he was a long time friend of mine and I’m going to miss Pedro. Rest In Peace my dear friend!

  • My sympathy for your loss.
    Many prayers for your comfort & strength in this time of need!🕊♥️Love you and all of God’s blessings to you. Virginia Smith (Jane Nester’s daughter)

  • So sad to here of the passing of your husband. Pete was a very nice person always had a beautiful smile. God bless you and your family Maria sending my love to you all and prayers!

  • Our deepest condolences to you all, we’re very saddened with the loss of Pedrito. We loved him and he will always have a special place in our hearts! Our thoughts and prayers are with you , Our family has lost a very special member we love you guys.
    Love the Oliva family 🙏💙🙏

  • Pedrito
    Como voy a extrañar tu voz y tus carcajadas. Gracias por siempre ser tan cariñoso conmigo y con Paul. También por ser otro abuelo para mis hijos. Hasta fuiste a un “Grandparents Day” en la escuela cuando eran pequeños. Para nosotros fuiste muy especial y un gran ejemplo a seguir. Buen esposo, amigo, padre y sobretodo el mejor abuelo. Buen consejero.
    Aunque nos entristece tu partida se que ya no sufres y que estás con el Señor. Luchaste con tu enfermedad por tu familia y por todos los que te queremos y ahora descansas.
    Estás en el cielo con tu familia y tu gran amigo Ben.(Seguro hablando de algo que viste recientemente en Fox News 😊)
    El cielo ganó un ángel y se que velas por todos nosotros. Te queremos mucho y nunca te olvidaremos.
    Hasta pronto Pedrito 💕

  • Thoughts and prayers Maria and for your beautiful family. Pedrito was a wonderful and loving person. I enjoyed few months back, when we sat in your living and him and talk about our neighbor in Cardenas, I know he enjoyed as much as I did. RIP

  • Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.