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Matthew V. Felicetti “Matt”

Matthew V. Felicetti “Matt”, age 51, of Wilmington, DE passed away surrounded by his family on July 2nd, 2018.

Born in Washington, D.C. he was the son of Constance (Leo) and Frank N. Felicetti. Returning with his parents to their home area of Kennett Square, PA in 1978, he graduated from Unionville High School, where he played tuba in the orchestra. He also played football in his senior year, along with a group of several other first time senior year players, resulting in the group receiving an MVP award for the positive difference they made.

Matt attended the University of Scranton until illness prevented him from continuing. With his family now in Wilmington, DE Matt, after hospitalizations, spent time volunteering at NAMI-DE, the West End Neighborhood House, and Tilton Terrace Nursing Home. Matthew began a work career in retail sales and continued his college education by taking one course at a time, Spring and Fall, at the University of Delaware for 10 years, receiving his BA in History in 2010. He was diagnosed with Parkinsonism in 2012.

Matthew considered loving, caring for, and sharing time with, his friends and family as most important to him in life. He also enjoyed music, artwork, cooking,   baking, eating, some travel, and was a thrifty shopper. He disseminated his baked goods at Christmas to thank persons in businesses that served his needs all year.   Matthew accepted the changes in his health and environment over these recent years, and never complained!
Matthew is survived by his parents, Frank and Connie Felicetti; his brother, Stephen Felicetti; his Aunt Judy Bonifacino; his Aunt Fran and Uncle Tom Holmes; and numerous cousins.

The family would like to offer heartfelt thanks to all of the staff and residents of Genesis Hillside Center, for the warm, tender loving care they gave Matthew these last two years; and to Seasons Hospice for their recent caring support.

A celebration of Matt’s faith and goodness will take place on Saturday, July 7, 2018 with visitation from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM and Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 11:00AM at St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 2503 Centerville Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions to NAMI-DE, 2400 west 4th St., Wilmington, DE 19805.

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Submitted by AW on
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To the family and friends of Matthew, I'm sorry for your loss, may you find comfort in God's promises for a time when no one will say "I am sick" Isaiah 33:24 and for when we will see our loved ones again Isaiah 26:19

Submitted by Marlene Brown on
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Dear Connie, Frank and Stephen, we were so sorry to learn of Matt’s passing. May your Faith sustain you to deal with the pain in your hearts. God Bless, love, Marlene and Tom Brown

Submitted by ANNE RICCIO-SAUERS on
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Matthew was a dear friend of mine for about 4 or 5 years. He had a huge heart and would do anything for anyone. Despite his health issues he never complained and was fiercely independent. He was also very active, always going somewhere and doing something practically every day. He also had an extremely positive attitude and a wonderful sense of humor despite his health issues. He will be dearly missed by myself and everyone.

Submitted by Carol Barnett on
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I hope you remember me and my brother Steve Slotkin( (you were his job coach at Bank of New York De many years ago when you worked for Easter Seals) and a friend and I stayed at your Cape May, NJ B and B years ago also. You called me about housing options for Matt a while ago and we both realized they were very limited. So sorry to hear of his passing and our thoughts are with you.

Submitted by Douglas Naudain on
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What can I say about Matt that hasn't already been said? He was a faithful friend to everyone who knew him,and a great example for anyone who chose to serve others rather than be self serving. I will miss him till we meet again in the next life, along with the many group of friends that I had throughout the 90's and into the new Millennium. Our group has slowly dwindled, but I will move on as Matt would have wanted, forming new bonds and continuing to live my life the way I would like to. Matt would have wanted it exactly that way for me.

Submitted by Sissy on
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My deep condolences to the Felicetti family, I was really touched by the loss of your loved one. When a precious loved one falls asleep in death, it brings to mind God’s precious son Jesus view of death. I would like to share it with you from the gift that the Most High God has given to each & everyone of us. His written word the Bible in the Book of John chapter 11 verses 11-14. Please, notice that Jesus viewed death as one Sleeping. He viewed death in such a comforting way. And, the Most High God promises that we can have the opportunity to see our loved ones again in perfect health (Psalms 83:18, Acts 24:15, & Isaiah 33:24). He even says where: Psalms 37:11 and for how long Psalms 37:29). I really hope that these promises were as comforting to you as they were to us when our daughter died and also when my precious husband of 50 years fell asleep in death. Written to you in deep sympathy, Sissy

Submitted by Rita Morris on
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I am so sorry to hear of Matt’s passing. I had the utmost pleasure to get to know Matt during the time we worked together in retail. The last time I saw Matt was at my wedding in 1999. I am so sorry I lost touch with him as I would have loved to see him again. The world has lost a sweet,kind and unique young man. My deepest sympathy to all who loved him.