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Dominic A. "Curly" Dellaquila

December 29, 1932 — January 9, 2023

Phoenixville, PA

Dominic A. "Curly" Dellaquila

Dominic A. "Curly" Dellaquila, 90, husband of the late Shirley "Bunny" (Hartzell) Dellaquila passed away peacefully on Monday, January 9, 2023 at home surrounded by his family.

 

Curly was born on December 29, 1932 in Phoenixville.  He was the only child of the late Andrew and Nancy (Cutillo) Dellaquila.  He was a lifelong member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.

 

Curly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  Curly worked at Kulp and Gordon in his early years and then became the owner of D&D, a neighborhood store on the corner of Gay and Washington Avenue where he worked until his retirement. After his retirement he worked part time at Gatcha Funeral Home for over 25 years.  He met and married his forever love, Shirley, “Bunny” Hartzell in 1958.  Bunny passed away in 1999 and he missed her each and every day.

 

Curly was the best husband, father and grandfather and his family was everything to him.  He loved teaching his grandchildren how to play cards and enjoyed beating them in a game of Hearts.

 

He is survived four children, Debra "Debbie", wife of Matthew Brower, Tina wife of the late John Valerio, Dominic "Nick" husband of Sandra and Scott husband of Donna.

 

He loved his children but his grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of his life. They brought love and laughter to his life.  He loved spending time with each and everyone of them.  He is survived by nine (9) grandchildren - Jennifer (Bullick), wife of Matthew Bogus, John Valerio, Lindsey (Bullick) Pleasant, Anthony Heller, Ryan Dellaquila, husband of Lindsey, Megan (Bullick) wife of Jacob Schuman, Brittany Dellaquila, Dominic Dellaquila and Leah Dellaquila and seven (7) great-grandchildren - Jackson and Quinn Bogus, Mailey and Kennedy Pleasant, Hugh and Maisie Dellaquila and Judah Schuman.

 

He is also survived by brother in law, John "Butch" Sauerwald, husband of Dolores "Dee" of Florida.

 

We, his family, are forever grateful to Compassus Hospice for the loving and kind care they showed our dad as well as Assisting Hands who also showed kindness and loving care to him. Also a huge thank you to Barb Rubino at the Veterans Administration for her guidance to provide extra care to our dad and guiding our family to make sure the care he received helped him to stay comfortable while he was ending his journey here on earth.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass in St. Ann Catholic Church, 502 S. Main Street, Phoenixville, PA on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 11:00 am.

 

Burial will be private.

 

A visitation will be held in church on Friday from 9:45 to 10:45 am.

 

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

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, January 13, 2023

9:45 - 10:45 am

St Ann's Catholic Church

502 Main St, Phoenixville, PA 19460

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Mass

Friday, January 13, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am

St Ann's Catholic Church

502 Main St, Phoenixville, PA 19460

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