302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Elario Nicholas Baldini

Elario Nicholas Baldini, age 67, of Greenville, Delaware departed this life unexpectedly on Thursday, May 14th, 2020.

Elario was always filled with kindness and deep concern for his wife, Michele, his girls, and especially his ray of sunshine, his granddaughter, Gianna. His wish for his girls, was a lifetime of happiness!

Lario was not one to complain of aches and pains. He kept these things to himself. That was just who he was. When I met him, he was 21 years old. It did not take me long to realize this man, though young in age, was an old soul at heart!

Lario graduated from Brandywine High School. Since he had a love for cars, especially his Shelby, he decided to go to mechanic school. He then opened an Amoco Station on Rte 202 with bays to repair cars.

Around 1979 Lario joined his father and brother Nick in the construction business. Through the years Lario branched out into other adventures such as L & N Laundromat and selling Christmas Trees at the gas station.

Lario loved nothing more than spending time with family and friends around a table of good food and even better wine. Laughter was had by all as the house came to life!

Second to his love of get-togethers was his love of travel. He was always the first to be “in” for a trip with the guys. He could pack a bag in 10 minutes flat and out the door! Sand Lake in Canada was his favorite fishing hole. He had been going there as far back as 1973, of course, with the guys. It was a peaceful place and a long time tradition of a guys fishing trip with his dad, Nick Sr. as cook and bottle washer.

The second place where he found peace and quite from every day mayhem was being at the Margate Beach in New Jersey. He enjoyed watching the surf especially when there was a lightning storm and the sky’s turned black.

Lario is the son of Nicholas Anthony Baldini and Letitia Dolores Pullella Baldini. Lario is survived by his wife Michele T Baldini of 42 years. His daughters Lora Bucci (Ralph), Nicola, Talia and Michele Baldini. The light of his life, his granddaughter Gianna Bucci. Brothers Nicholas Jr (Maria) and Leopold Baldini. His nephews Nicholas lll (Pamela), Christopher (Rachel) and Gabriel (Rachael) as well as a host of cousins and friends left to cherish his memory. Our lives have been forever changed; we will love you forever and ever!

Services will be private and interment will follow at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery.

For online condolences, please visit www.chandlerfuneralhome.com

Funeral Services

Services will be private and interment will follow at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery.


    Jeannine Ciccarelli Caporaso writes,
    Al and I are deeply sorry for your loss. Elario was such a special person, a wonderful husband and a loving father and grandfather. He will be missed by so many. Please know that you are all in our prayers. Love, Al and Jeannine Caporaso
    05/19/2020 06:38 pm
    Artie & Debbie Kreider writes,
    We met in fifth grade. Lario and I shared the same enthusiasm with motorcycles, fast cars, playing guitars, wines, and a life long friendship. As the tears roll down my face, I can not imagine never receiving another phone call with his words "Artie old boy, how's the family?"
    05/19/2020 09:51 pm
    Ed Reznick writes,
    Elario, there are no words to express the laughs, love of food and good times we shared and joy you brought to others. Whether it was lunch at Sovana Bistro, Antica, traveling to Italy or NYC, you were a great friend who enjoyed life to the fullest. I will miss you. Ed
    05/19/2020 10:09 pm
    Melissa Crisconi writes,
    May your memories bring you comfort and the support from others give you strength during this most difficult time.
    05/20/2020 05:45 am
    Mitch Hill writes,
    My heartfelt and sincere condolences to the entire family. Elario was indeed, a very special person. Rest in Peace.
    05/20/2020 06:50 am
    Jim and Jerry Fritz writes,
    We both remember the Amoco days working with Larry. Good man! GOD BLESS HIM AND ALL YOR FAMILIES IN JESUS NAME AMEN
    05/20/2020 07:27 am
    David Naples writes,
    I only briefly met Elario a few times through work. Over the years, he and his family were always kind and courteous. My heartfelt condolences and prayers for his family for their loss.
    05/20/2020 08:16 am
    Lou & Bernardine Codella lit a candle and writes,
    Michele, Bernardine and I were so sorry to hear about Larry. We met Larry and subsequently you when we bought our home on Hoyer Ct. in 2009. Right away we hit it off. Larry was an easy going guy and a very giving man. We will miss him a lot. Bern and I want to extend our sympathies to you, your daughters and the rest of your family.
    05/20/2020 10:32 am
    Ray and Maureen Manza writes,
    Maureen and I were deeply saddened to hear of Larry's passing. He was one of a kind - someone that could fill a room with his personality. He made everyone feel special. We shall miss him very much.
    05/20/2020 11:08 am
    Meghan Leyh (Winchell) writes,
    Mrs. Baldini, Lora, Nicola, Talia and Michelle, I am so very sorry to hear about Mr. Baldini. I have very fond memories of play dates with you all, swimming in the pool, and trips to Margate and Canada. My favorite memory is when I played softball with Lora and both of our Dads coached. If you got a hit and made it to first base, Mr. Baldini was the first base coach and he always had some fresh mint tic tacs to give as a “way to go!” I hope some of these memories will make you smile. And hold onto all the other thousands of memories you have with him to help you through this difficult time. Take care and know I am praying for you all and thinking of you during this very difficult time. -Meghan Leyh (Winchell)
    05/20/2020 02:47 pm
    Lori Antonini lit a candle and writes,
    Michele and Family, So sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Larry. We wish to send you are deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you try to navigate through this unimaginable pain and sorrow. 🙏🏻❤️
    05/20/2020 06:02 pm
    John & Yvonne Campanelli writes,
    John and I were so sorry to hear of Lario’s passing, you are all in our daily prayers, may God bathe you all in His perfect peace. 💙
    05/20/2020 07:50 pm
    Carolyn and Anthony Stansbury writes,
    Talia and Family, We are so very sorry for the loss of your father, husband. Your dad was a very kind guy. He always was prompt to response to my request . He will truly be missed. Please remember he is always looking down on you all each and everyday. May god bless you all. Our thoughts and prayer are with you in this difficult time.
    05/21/2020 09:10 am
    Mike Di alessandro writes,
    MICHELLE and family. we are deeply sorry to hear of Elario passing. Larry was a kind loving person. may you find consolation in GOD above and confort in his LOVE.
    05/21/2020 09:48 am
    CHIP WILSON writes,
    05/21/2020 07:00 pm
    Eileen Hunt writes,
    Nick, Maria and boys, So sorry to read of the passing of your brother (uncle). You will be in my prayers.
    05/22/2020 10:25 am
    Mary Shaver writes,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Angles are watching over you now. Mary Johnson Shaver
    05/23/2020 08:50 am
    Dominick Mancari writes,
    A real gentleman, in the true sense of the word. It was a privilege to have known him and work with him. God bless you, Larry.
    05/23/2020 04:08 pm
    Bob & Paulette Francois and Family writes,
    Michele, Talia and Family: Our deepest sympathies at Lario’s Sudden passing. He built a legacy that will carry fond memories, some great stories and an occasional smile well into the future for everyone who had the pleasure and privilege of knowing him. Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers.
    05/23/2020 04:32 pm
    KEN GRAY writes,
    So sorry to here of Larry passing , Had many fond memories growing up and working for big Nick … My prayers are with your family , K G
    05/24/2020 08:27 am
    Roy Lopata writes,
    So sorry for your loss.
    05/24/2020 08:50 am
    Mike Barko writes,
    To one of the most knowledgeable, finest, wine drinking buddies in the state of Delaware. Will miss your laugh and your smile, and the stories of your travels with Ed. RIP my friend.
    05/25/2020 10:32 am
    Barbara Rogers writes,
    Larry was one of our volunteer religious ed. teachers at St. Mary Magdalen on Sunday evenings. He always brought his smile, his enthusiasm and a box of Dunkin Donuts. We loved having him on our staff and the kids loved having him in class. My deepest sympathy to the entire family. Barbara Rogers
    05/26/2020 03:38 pm
    "Aunt" Jo Picollelli and family writes,
    We are so sorry to hear about Lario. He was a wonderful man who always greeted us with so much love. We will keep you in our prayers.
    05/29/2020 06:13 am

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

When you "Light a Candle" the candle image is posted with your condolence.