Deerfield Beach, Fla./Grafton – Ernest P. DelleDonne, 92, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., passed away at his home Dec. 5, 2018.
Ernie was born May 20, 1926 to Ernesto and Evelina (Scalzilli) DelleDonne of Medford. He was one of three children. He attended school in Somerville and graduated from Northeastern University. From 1944 to 1946 he served in the U.S. Navy. He was also the founder of Koral Equipment Company Incorporated of Somerville. Ernie enjoyed golf, the beach, family and friends.
Ernie is survived by his wife of seven years, Shirley DelleDonne (Bertrand) of Grafton. He is also survived by two children, Linda Montminy and husband Bob of Cornelius, N.C. and Ernest DelleDonne Jr. and his friend Robin Fosher of Eliot, Maine; four grandchildren, Alyssa Bartashy of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Jenna Houle of Mooresville, N.C., Vicki Murray and her husband Brian of Oxford, Conn.; and Christie Pinheiro and her husband Manny of Whitinsville; and a stepdaughter, Joellen Vasquez, her husband Louis, daughter Vanessa and son Mathew of Revere. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Kendell, Ethan, Jordan, Mia, and Liliana. He was predeceased by Gloria I. DelleDonne and Jessie DelleDonne; two sisters, Lena Scavuzzo and Elda Connolly; and his great-grandson, Marco Pinheiro.
A special thank you to his wife, Shirley; his granddaughter, Alyssa; and Tara Pocius for always being there when he needed him.
All are welcome to gather with Ernie’s family Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 5-8 p.m., at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., North Grafton. His funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s Church, 17 Waterville St., North Grafton. He will then be laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery in South Grafton.
A Book of Memories to share a memory of Ernie or message of sympathy with his family is available online at www.RoneyFuneralHome.com.