Francis J. DiPersio "Franny"

Francis J. DiPersio, “Franny”, 80 of Wilmington, later retiring in Millsboro, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

Franny was born in Wilmington, the son of the late Theresa M. (Vari) and Henry J. DiPersio. He was a graduate of Brown Vocational and a talented cement mason out of Local 36, working on various projects in Wilmington, including the Delaware Memorial Bridge and MBNA, as well as a volunteer labor donor to Padua Academy. He was an avid Eagles fan and a member of the Prince of Piedmont Lodge and AmVets, Lodge 2. In addition to his parents, Franny was predeceased by his beloved wife, Rose in 2012, his brother, Dominic, his grandson, Steven Lee Bachman and his brother-in-law, Floyd Rholetter.

Franny is survived by his children, Francis, Jr. and Laurie, Theresa and John Kisielewski, Christopher and Katie and Annemarie and Brian Hobson; his sister, Angeline Rholetter; his six grandchildren, Lisa DiPersio, Francis III (Elise), John Kisielewski, Julia Kisielewski, Sean Hobson and Kyle Hobson and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington on Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday morning at 10:30 AM at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way # 205, New Castle, DE 19720.


Submitted by Annie on
Miss and love you Pop - Always your Ace, Annie

Submitted by Josey Harlan on
We all will have to leave here and when the time comes how wonderful to just slip off in the night. Everyone that knew Fran will be sad, but it was his time and He will be so happy with his Rose. We have memories and that is what keeps Franny close and in our heart. I am sad for the Family. Love you all, Joyce

Submitted by Katen on
Our sympathies to the entire DiPersio family. May he rest in peace love you all.

Submitted by Cindy Bullen on
Our deepest sympathy to our cousins in Franny's passing. He and Rose are together again and that should bring much comfort to your family. He missed her so much. Blessings to all of you.

Submitted by dee joyce on
To Angie and the entire family, We did not know your brother/relative but we are sorry for your loss and may you find peace in knowing he is now in God's house and hands. Prayers to all!!! Dee & Jack Joyce and Nickey Thompson

Submitted by Rick Stevens on
To the Depersio Family sorry for your loss Franny will be missed by all that new Franny Great Friend and a talented Cement Mason