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Gregg Bacchieri

Gregg Bacchieri, age 62, passed away peacefully after a courageous five-year battle with cancer on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 surrounded by his wife and two children.

He joined his late mother Carole, brother Bob, and mother and father in-law Joan and John Hondry. Born in Aurora, Colorado, Gregg lived in many places across the country and world as part of a military family. He attended Robinson High School in Northern Virginia where he was captain of the basketball team. His love for athletics continued at Virginia Tech. In the early 1980’s, he started his 30-plus year career with MBNA which brought him to Wilmington, Delaware where he met Stacey, his loving wife. At MBNA, he sat on Mastercard and VISA International committees and was instrumental in instituting anti-fraud and security features that have since been implemented worldwide. He oversaw thousands of employees across many sites and was widely seen as a mentor and leader by example. He valued the views of the people he worked with and strived to include their input in all decisions. The people of MBNA describe Gregg as an authentic, dedicated man who was confident and steadfast in his values of family and “doing the right thing.” He touched so many lives and made a positive impact during his career and throughout his life. Also, a philanthropist, Gregg sat on the boards of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware and Sanford School for many years. He also supported Helen Graham Cancer Center and Christiana Care, Nativity Preparatory School, Serviam Girls Academy, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, The Garage Community Youth Center, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, University of Delaware, Ursuline Academy, Strive: How You Lead Matters, and more.

Gregg travelled the world with his family and especially enjoyed his time at the beach in Rehoboth, Delaware and Naples, Florida. An athlete and lover of sports, he played and enjoyed watching basketball, football (go Redskins!), tennis, golf, baseball, fishing, and volleyball. He often enjoyed dining out with family and friends, and once entrees were taken away, would quickly ask for “the check please” (unless vanilla ice cream was an option for dessert). There are too many family memories to list… including vacations, holidays, outings, and traditions. He treasured these times with his wife “LuLu,” daughter “Bun-Bun,” son “C’mon Nol,” and dog “Izz-Ball.”

Gregg is survived by his beloved wife Stacey of 32 years; his children Krista and Nolan (fiance Anna Taber); his father Leo R. Bacchieri; his sisters Karen Roberson (Dwayne) and Jill Jones (Jeff); his sister-in-law Joell Bacchieri; his nephews Leo J. Bacchieri, Max Bacchieri and John Hondry; his niece Kim Gardner; and his brothers-in-law Bill Hondry and Steve Hondry.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Gregg’s name to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Head and Neck Bacchieri Research Fund, at the Department of Radiation Oncology, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Rd, Suite 1109, Newark, DE 19713.

Funeral Services

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 5:00-7:00PM at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE and Monday, January 21st from 9:00-10:30AM at St. Joseph on the Brandywine, 10 Old Church Rd, Greenville, DE, with 10:30AM service to follow. Interment will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery.


    Elizabeth Johnson writes,
    A true gentleman and mentor. He was one of the most respected leaders of MBNA. My thoughts are with Stacey and the children and his extended family. I was proud to have known him. His legacy lives in all of us that worked for him. We will pay if forward!!!
    01/16/2019 04:45 pm
    Mark Sullivan writes,
    Rest In Peace my good friend. You were a fantastic friend, cool roommate, excellent boss, and great family man. My condolences to Stacy and family as you will be in my prayers and thoughts. I know Gregg loved you with all his heart. He will not be forgotten. Sully
    01/16/2019 05:03 pm
    Vince Maximo writes,
    God Bless this amazing man and his wonderful family.
    01/16/2019 05:46 pm
    Jon Walton And Christine Eastburn lit a candle and writes,
    I wish to express to Stacey , Nolan and Krista my sincere condolences. Also I want to say what a wonderful man Gregg was to so many people in his life including me and My family. Thank you for Sharing him with us.
    01/16/2019 05:51 pm
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    01/16/2019 06:01 pm
    Mark Brundage writes,
    I first met Greg while interviewing for a job with MBNA in Camden, ME in 1995. I believe he was an SVP at the time and was my final interview before I was told if I had the job or not. You'd think that would have been an intimidating situation, but to the contrary it was one of the most conversational and pleasant interviews I've ever had. Upon our next meeting after being hired, which was atleast 3 or 4 months later, he called me by name, asked about my family and shook my hand. I was amazed he remembered me, but Greg was and amazing man and leader. My deepest condolences to all the family he leaves behind, but we are all better for having known him. RIP my friend.
    01/16/2019 06:37 pm
    Michael Walls writes,
    My Dear Stacey, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Gregg was an outstanding individual and excelled in all areas of his life. It was a privilege to report to him at MBNA and he was without a doubt ,the best supervisor that I ever had there. He had a great heart and sincerely cared about the feelings and opinion of others. One of the accomplishments that I am most proud of at MBNA ,was coordinating Gregg's joining the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs. He could have just played at it but, like everything that he did, he did with all of his heart. Many , many boys and girls benefited from the heart and soul that he put into the mission and his legacy will live on the the lives the children that he has touched. My heart goes out to you, your children and his father. I will be in South Carolina during the service ,but you and your family will be on my heart. Most Sincerely, Mike
    01/16/2019 06:38 pm
    Walter & Sharon Donaldson writes,
    Dear Stacey, Krista, Nolan and family. Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. Gregg was great friend and mentor to many people. He will be missed but never forgotten. May he rest In peace. Walter & Sharon Donaldson
    01/16/2019 06:38 pm
    Butch Johnson lit a candle and writes,
    Stacey and family, I can't tell you how much I respected Gregg as a leader a family man and a friend He was a wonderful man. I Know he is in a better place! But my heart aches! My thoughts and prayers go out to You and your family.
    01/16/2019 06:51 pm
    Belinda Oliver, Dewson Construction Company lit a candle and writes,
    Was saddened to hear this news at work. My condolences to Stacey and family.
    01/16/2019 07:45 pm
    Vickie Suchocki writes,
    Dear Stacey and family, I am deeply saddened to hear of Gregg's passing. I have the fondest of memories working with both of you. He was a wonderful friend. Only the best in the future for you and your family.
    01/16/2019 08:13 pm
    Steve Chambers lit a candle and writes,
    Gregg was one of the most caring, supportive and genuinely authentic senior managers at MBNA. Though I never had the opportunity to work for him, it was obvious that he was truly a natural born leader and an honest and hard working man. My sincerest condolences to Stacey and the rest of his family. God bless.
    01/16/2019 08:58 pm
    Tressa Taylor lit a candle and writes,
    Greg Bacchieri was a man ahead of his time. He was courageous and made decisions based on facts and heart. He believed in so many staff members and took what many people, would considered chances that yielded results beyond belief. He was very connected to treating people the way he would want to be treated. Greg was not just an incredible leader but a wonderful family man. He always shared accomplishments of his wife and children. When he spoke of family, those of us who worked with him could see on his face how genuine he felt. Greg was truly an exceptional leader, man, son, brother, husband, father, community leader and so much more. My condolences to his wife, children and family. May God hold you in his arms always.
    01/16/2019 09:56 pm
    Salvatore De Angelo writes,
    Stacy and Family, our heart goes out to you and your family. I met Greg at MBNA and guickly found out how special he was as a leader. His guick wit and caring heart showed him as a kind , but strong executive. We worked on many projects at the bank that even when we disagreed,he was respectful and we got it done . I know he will watch over all of you from a better place . Again, our prays are with you and your family at this very difficult time.
    01/17/2019 07:47 am
    Nina Silverman-Weeks writes,
    So sorry for your loss. Gregg was a great man. How fortunate our Sanford family was to have him on our team.
    01/17/2019 08:19 am
    Billy and Kim Allen lit a candle and writes,
    Someone as special as Gregg will never be forgotten. He will remain in our hearts forever. Kim and I had many great days with Gregg. Our children (all children) are so much better today because of Stacey and Gregg. God Bless, Billy & Kim Allen
    01/17/2019 08:39 am
    Nanci Colby lit a candle and writes,
    Sending my love and prayers to the Bacchieri family. He loved you all so fiercely. Gregg was an incredibly influential man, and the greatest professional mentor of my lifetime. He lives on through so many of us who now hold our own positions of leadership, thanks to his teachings. I strive to emulate his style on a daily basis, and can only wish to be even half the leader that he was. We were all blessed to have him in our lives. I realize what a tremendous loss this is to all, hoping everyone can focus on the blessings he bestowed on so many to help ease the sadness and pain. Much love, Nanci
    01/17/2019 09:05 am
    Georgann Steele Jackson writes,
    It is difficult to write about Gregg in the past tense. On one hand I have no words, on the other I could write a book. If you are lucky, you will come across someone who makes life changing differences in your life for the good. He made people stretch to be their absolute best. You never wanted to disappoint Gregg. In business situations I would think, “WWGD” (What Would Gregg Do), the right thing was the answer. He dearly loved his wife, telling me she aged backwards. He loved his children & marveled that they always preferred spending time with their parents, who wouldn’t, Gregg & Stacey were fun! I once told him he needed to change his AOL email to to better reflect who he was to so many. Gregg deserved a long, healthy life, while much too short, he had a life well lived. I will miss our email exchanges, I will remember his mischievous laugh & will miss his friendship. Ed Sheehan lyrics say it best: Spread your wings as you go, And when God takes you back we'll say Hallelujah You're home. GG
    01/17/2019 09:12 am
    stacy brown writes,
    Stacey my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
    01/17/2019 09:15 am
    Renee Rhem writes,
    My prayers are with Gregg’s family. He made a lasting impression on so many people. There are few people who change the lives of those around them. Gregg was one of those leaders. He was one of a kind. RIP Gregg!
    01/17/2019 09:48 am
    Christine & Fran lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Stacey, Krista & Nolan - Our deepest condolences for your family's loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless, Christine & Fran Okoniewski
    01/17/2019 10:06 am
    Marsha Barnett writes,
    Stacey, just wanted you to know we are so sad to hear about Gregg. You have an amazingly strong family that has coped with so many things, at the same time making the community a better place for everyone. I am in awe of all you and Gregg have accomplished. He will be missed. With love, Marsha Barnett
    01/17/2019 10:44 am
    Betsy Gibb lit a candle and writes,
    I am so sorry to hear of Gregg's passing. I was privileged to have Gregg as a mentor for a short time in the early 90s and can say without doubt he was the best example of a leader there is. As busy as he was, he always put the People first. Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss; my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time, Stacey.
    01/17/2019 10:54 am
    Scott Kennedy lit a candle and writes,
    I'm so sorry for your loss.
    01/17/2019 11:08 am
    Krista Ellis lit a candle and writes,
    I was so saddened to hear of your loss. Stacey, you and your family are in my heart and mind today. Deepest sympathies.-Krista
    01/17/2019 05:40 pm
    Denise McGeever lit a candle and writes,
    It's with a heavy heart that I send my condolences to Stacey and the entire family. Gregg was truly an inspiration to all of us who were fortunate enough to have worked under his leadership. He challenged us all to put others first and motivated us to shoot for the stars. Thanks, Gregg, for the opportunities and the memories! Many of us wouldn't be where we are today without the guidance and confidence you instilled us. You certainly won't be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
    01/17/2019 08:31 pm
    Mark Chronister writes,
    Gregg was my final interview when I was hired by MBNA in 1989. He was a down to earth, genuine guy and I just thought he was the coolest. What a tremendous person, he had a great sense of humor. My heart goes out to his family. May Gregg Rest In Peace, he had so many people who respected and cared for him.
    01/18/2019 12:23 am
    Bob Ashby writes,
    Gregg I am so sorry to hear of your passing. I know your struggle has been real and hopefully you have now found relief and peace. Stacy our hearts and prayers are with you and your family as you will have to deal with this great loss. Godspeed Gregg. Sandy and Bob Ashby
    01/18/2019 06:47 am
    Sharon & Joe Beran lit a candle and writes,
    As a coach of Nolan at Piedmont Baseball, I was really appreciative of the help and support that Gregg provided to me and the kids. Our condolences on your loss. Gregg will be remembered by our family as a true authentic and supportive man.
    01/18/2019 07:38 am
    Stephan Roker writes,
    I'm heart broken by this news. Condolences and prayers to Gregg’s family. He was an amazing leader with an unmatched drive and commitment to the Customer Experience and to the People of MBNA. I'm glad I had the opportunity to know him and learn from him. Never forget T.T.T. Deepest Sympathy, Stephan Roker
    01/18/2019 03:58 pm
    Stephan Roker lit a candle and writes,
    I'm heart broken by this news. My condolences to Gregg’s family. He was an amazing leader with an unmatched drive and commitment to the People of MBNA and to the Customer experience. I'm honored to have known him and learn from him. Never forget T.T.T. With deepest sympathy, Stephan Roker
    01/18/2019 04:04 pm
    Gloria Halsey writes,
    Stacy, I am truly sorry to hear of Gregg's passing. He was such a truly compassionate man. He was an excellent mentor and was there for me many times. We talked many times over the years professionally and personally. The Boys and Girls Club was one of his passions. Memories, there are so many. I played Santa Claus at the tree lot at the Ogletown site. It was such a delight. A more personal memory was when he found out I had my own Harley-Davidson motorcycle and suggested that he and his son and me and my husband ride together. We never got the chance. When I look up at night and see a bright star shining, I will always think of Gregg's.
    01/18/2019 07:55 pm
    Deb Piper lit a candle and writes,
    Stacey - my heart breaks for you and your family. I will be in Florida at the time of Gregg's service, but my thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Deb Piper
    01/18/2019 09:23 pm
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    01/19/2019 07:06 am
    Howard Rose lit a candle and writes,
    Stacey, Krista and Nolan – my heart is broken for You and our loss. Gregg and I began our financial services career about the same time at Maryland National Bank – which then gave birth to Maryland Bank N.A., then MBNA America, then MBNA International. Gregg was a very close friend, a confidant, a regular racket ball opponent, a 3 on 3 basketball teammate, a Colleague and a Boss. He was exceptional in all realms. During the early days of MBNA – working 18 hour days, his sense of humor and his unfailing enthusiasm sustained me. During our countless times on the racquet ball court, he taught me: to win, you not only have to be athletic, you have to be smart about the game. Of course, he won every time. During our run as 3 on 3 basketball champions, Gregg’s competitiveness could not have been more evident – he carried our team on his back with his talent. During his career at MBNA, Gregg was a pioneer in finding new and creative ways to run the age old consumer lending business. And his rise to the very top of the Executive ranks, of a global financial services titan and industry leader, surprised no ONE. Of all my very fond memories of Gregg, the one that stands out was his genuine empathy, compassion, care and love of People – and all People: his friends, his neighbors, his staff, his colleagues, the less fortunate ones, his community – and most of all, His Family. I love you Gregg!
    01/19/2019 09:59 am
    Steve Judy writes,
    Stacey, Krista, Nolan, I’m sad for you and your loss. I’ve started and deleted these words a hundred times. It’s so difficult to put into words the respect and admiration I have for Gregg. He was in every sense a teacher — like your favorite college professor! You knew he wouldn’t steer you wrong, was always approachable, and had you believe he learned as much from you as you did from him. Character traits we all strive for — humility, honesty, making the right choices — were lessons Gregg taught through example. He was as excited about giving time to a Boy’s and Girl’s Club event as he was celebrating account delinquency hitting a record low! That was Gregg — giving his all, creating balance in life, and doing the next right thing. Gregg lived for Stacey, Krista and Nolan — his lifeline, his rock, his proudest moments. He was quick to share about the latest Bacchieri event — proudly beaming through his infectious laugh. My hope is that you’re able to quiet your minds, find serenity, and heal with time. Please remember, God’s Will will never take you to a place where God’s Grace will not protect you. Steve Judy
    01/20/2019 09:13 am
    Barb and Tim Dewson writes,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. May you focus on all the wonderful memories to help carry you through this difficult time. Whatever you need and whenever you need it, we are here for you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Barb and Tim
    01/20/2019 02:22 pm
    Kevin and Gerry Boyle writes,
    Stacey, We are heartbroken for you, Krista and Nolan. Such a fine man taken much too early. There are no words! Our deepest condolences and our prayers are with you all. Kevin and Gerry Boyle and family
    01/20/2019 02:23 pm
    Meeghan carter lit a candle and writes,
    Stacy,Nolan and Krista, My heart is very heavy and saddened of your loss. . Stacy,your love and generosity that you and Gregg shared with so many....shines everyday! Many years ago when I tutored Krista ..and Nolan.. It was such a joy to come to your house and be in the presence of your family,O have many fun and fond memories of your children growing up. The love that you and Gregg have for your children and the amazing supportive parents that we both were,shined In so many things that your family did. My prayers and thoughts are with Krista,Nolan and you as you know Gregg is holding your hand and with you and your children,his love and presence is with you. So hard to believe Krista and Nolan are so grown up and knowing that their parents are so proud! Gregg's life will be honored and his presence will be in your heart forever.
    01/20/2019 02:54 pm
    Eric Wexler writes,
    My thoughts and prayers are with Stacey, Krista and Nolan. I met Gregg in 1999 when MBNA purchased the PNC card portfolio. He immediately made an impression on me. He came to visit us in our offices on Delaware Ave in Wilmington. We had no idea who Gregg was but we decided to dress formally (PNC had a business casual dress code). When Gregg walked in he was wearing khakis and a button down shirt with his sleeves rolled up. He didn’t want us to feel uncomfortable. He then spent several hours with us traveling to Deerfield for a tour and made us all feel so comfortable and excited to join such a wonderful company. Over the years I was fortunate to work in Gregg’s admin area and was always proud to work for such an awesome leader. He taught us all so much. RIP Gregg and thank you for being such a big part of the Magic of MBNA!!
    01/20/2019 05:01 pm
    Jessica Loetz lit a candle and writes,
    Stacey & family, I was so saddened to hear about Gregg’s passing. He was such an inspiration to me as a young kid. My dad worked with Gregg at MBNA in my younger years and I always adored and looked up to him. He was such a kind-hearted, positive and loving individual. After all these years, I still remember what a good person he was to all. I hope my words bring you some sort of solace in these hard times. Gregg has truly touched my life!💕
    01/20/2019 06:13 pm
    Shaila Kapur writes,
    Gregg epitomized the best of what was MBNA- focus on people and the rest will follow. He was an amazing role model for so many ! So sorry
    01/20/2019 08:35 pm
    John Sellers writes,
    Gregg was a leader I always admired. He was genuine, honest and approachable. He made decisions in the best interest of people first, whether they were customers or employees. Gregg’s positive vibe was contagious and made him a natural leader. My deepest sympathies to Stacey and the entire family.
    01/20/2019 11:30 pm
    Marcy Beck lit a candle and writes,
    My deepest sympathies and prayers for the family. Gregg was a great leader admired by so many.
    01/21/2019 04:10 pm
    David King writes,
    Stacey, I am so sorry to hear about Gregg. Gregg was one of the nicest people that I knew at MBNA.
    01/21/2019 04:23 pm
    Larry Pruss writes,
    Gregg will be missed. He was an amazing leader and had a positive direct impact on the lives of thousands of mbna employees.
    01/22/2019 01:59 pm
    Holly Bailey lit a candle and writes,
    Gregg was such a well-respected leader and inspired so many people to achieve more than they thought possible. Genuine, approachable and congruent in word and deed, his positive impact on the people of MBNA and the community will live on. My sincerest condolences to the family and friends.
    01/27/2019 12:17 am
    Allan Nahra writes,
    Greg was a true gentleman. The times we played tennis in Naples were always a treat (especially when he was my partner). But, the times I enjoyed the most was sitting before our matches and having conversations about many subjects. He was a great listener. My thoughts and prayers go out to Stacy and the family.
    01/31/2019 05:25 pm

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