Sean Patrick Gaitens II

September 28, 1996 - December 25, 2020

Sean Patrick Gaitens II, age 24, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020.

Born in Salem, NJ on September 28, 1996, he was the son of Sean Patrick Gaitnes and Kristine Sherl (Cochran) Smalley. Sean attended Appoquinimink High School and made his living as a construction worker. He loved all of his siblings dearly, and was a people person. Sean was an all-around athlete and loved every sport. He will be remembered as a charming and genuine soul.

Sean was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charles and Charlotte Crombie. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his step mother, Anna Gaitnes; paternal grandparents, Patrick and Yvonne Gaitens; sister, Alexis Gaitens; half-brother, Robbie Smalley; half-sister, Kaylee Smalley; step-sister, Brandi Combs; step-brother, Richard Combs; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

 All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sean’s memory to MOT Jean Birch Senior Center, 2nd Floor, 300 South Scott Street, Middletown, DE 19709.


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31 Condolences for Sean Patrick Gaitens II

  • Im so sorry for your loss.

  • Son you will be deeply missed but never forgotten, Now you are at peace an no longer fighting the demons. I LOVE YOU!!!!

  • Sorry for the families loss…

  • Sean was probably one of the funniest , caring people I ever knew always there for whoever needed him ! We will all love and miss you forever Sean !

  • So very sorry for tour loss Sean and Annie May God give you the strength to get through this difficult time. You all our in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bob & Judy McGonigle

  • So sorry for your loss kim

  • So sorry for your loss Kristen

  • Rest easy son mommom and Bobby have you. Until we meet again. I love you and miss you!!!

  • Deepest sympathy , love and prayers.

  • I want to pay my respects and give my condolences to all of you. I can totally understand the pain of losing a child but I must say that after all I have heard about Sean he was an amazing guy who would do anything in the world to give or even help someone in any sort of way. I am always here to reach and just to talk to if you may need any comfort in any sort of way. May you rest easy up there Sean and watch over everyone and always give them signs so that they know that you are still around and watching over everything and everyone. Love you all. God bless.

  • Annie so sry for your loss, no parent should out live their child. Sending you and sean all the love and prayers know my heart is with yours

  • I definitely had a soft spot in my heart for Sean. He was not family but he sure felt like family. I’m really going to miss his random phone calls and letters. Rest easy kid.

  • Sean Annie and family we’re so sorry to hear of the loss of your son I have know words that could comfort you in the most difficult time know that your in our thoughts and prayers and that your son is a peace now please except our heartfelt sympathy at this time sending much love hugs and prayers to you today and in the upcoming days

  • So sorry for your loss

  • We’re so sorry for our loss, may God give you strength and many good memories and hope you and your family know our thoughts and prayers, not only today but also in days and weeks to come❤️ Love ya’s, Jeff and Sandy

  • RIP Brother you will never be forgotten!!!

  • My deepest condolences to Sean and the entire family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sean and Annie I’m so very sorry for your loss!! There really are No words to help. But may he fly free now.. My prayers and love are with you guys at this hard time!! God Bless. Love Lorrie 🙏😞

  • Prayers to the family. He was very energetic he will be missed.

  • Sorry for your loss. 🙏🙏 to the family. Thinking of you and Pat along with your family Yvonne. 💔🙏

  • Sean and Annie and family, We are so sorry for your loss. While we know that words don’t ease the pain, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are here for you.

  • I’m in lost in words, you were gone to soon , I’m gonna miss you fly high Sean I will never forget ur laugh ur smile and ur kind heart

  • My sincerest condolences to you and your family for your loss.

  • Words can not express the deep sorrow I feel for you, Sean, and all the rest of the family. My most sincere condolences. Grandpa and Grandma will take care of him now.

  • Prayers !!!!

  • Words could never express all the sympathy felt for you in your great loss. May it help to know that many thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Dan and Mary Welsh

  • The Simmons family will like to give the family our sympathy also if there’s anything that we can do please fill free to contact us and my heart goes out to the family. Love always Simmons Family.

  • Kristine im so so sorry to hear of sean receiving his wings. May god keep you and your familily safe through out this most difficult time of the year. RIP Sean Gaitens. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

  • I won’t be able to make it to see you today, Sean. I’m sorry this happened to you at such a young age – It’s not fair. Prayers to the Gaitens and Smalley family. Until we meet again. Love you, lil bro.

  • Sean and family so sorry for your loss and no words can heal the pain,but know he is no longer suffering from his demons and in a much better place. Hold on to all the memories.

  • My brother, my protector, my angel. I love you, so much. You will forever live in my heart. You will never be forgotten.
    Until we meet again, xoxo.
    Love your baby sister, nephew and niece Cameron and Luna ❤️