Nancy Applegate Valiante

Nancy Applegate Valiante passed away peacefully on April 13, 2018, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Michael, and their beloved daughter Krista.

Born June 21, 1953 she was the daughter of the late Walter and Marian Applegate. Although raised mainly in her hometown of Wilmington, Nancy also spent significant portions of her life in Ocean City, NJ.

Nancy graduated from Wilmington Friends School and went on to college at Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio. During her college years and for many years following, she was very active in the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.

Nancy worked for over 28 years in branch banking, originally starting with the Delaware Trust Company. It was there that she met her husband. She remained with that company through numerous buyouts before retiring in 2007. Nancy was a dedicated employee and took pride in her work ethic and service to customers. It was not unusual for her to be greeted by former customers who remembered her from decades prior when she worked at the Prices Corner and Capitol Trail locations.

Nancy was kind to everyone she met and was always open to trying new things. She loved historical places and relished visiting them. As a devoted wife, she enjoyed spending time with her husband and willingly took up many of his hobbies. Raised as an only child, she especially liked to spend time with his extended family for weekend outings or marathon board game sessions. Her experience as an only child also allowed her to be equally comfortable in solitude and she was an avid reader and puzzle solver.

Without a doubt Nancy’s biggest pride and joy was in her role as a mother to her daughter Krista. Even though she was a working mother through all of Krista’s youth, she always found time to support her daughter and attend her many activities.

Michael would especially like to thank his sisters Diana and Mary, his brother Joseph, his brothers- in-law Roy and Nick, and his sister-in-law Donna who were always supportive of Nancy but especially so during the last few months of her life.

Funeral services will be held at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington on Wednesday evening at 8 PM, where friends may call after 7 PM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Sunday Breakfast Mission, 110 Poplar St, Wilmington, DE 19801.


Submitted by Bill Cortes on
My condolences to Nancy's family. We have lost a good friend who has helped so many on thier journey, a day at a time......Be at peace Nancy and thank you for your service to so many.......

Submitted by Virginia Trostle on
I am so sorry to hear of Nancys passing. She was one of our lunch bunch from retired Delaware Trust employees. Nancy was a great co-worker and friend and will be greatly missed by all of us. Rest In Peace Nancy!

Submitted by Rebecca on
I am sorry for your loss. May you find  from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. Please accept my sincere condolences. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17.

Submitted by Kim HuynhBa on
My sincere condolences to Michael and Krista. Nancy was a wonderful person and exceptional neighbor. We enjoyed her presence immensely at our monthly meetings. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you for such a great loss.

Submitted by Esther on
Deepest condolences to the family. Caring thoughts are near and may your special memories be a comfort to you. Comforting thoughts at Acts 24:15. So sorry for your loss.