Gaspard DeLuca Obituary (1950 – 2022) – Monroe, MI
Gaspard DeLuca, 71, of Monroe, Michigan, returned home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital.
Born December 3, 1950 in Lobbes, Belgium, Gaspard was the son of the late Pietro and Giuseppina (Leonardo) DeLuca. He graduated from high school and a business school in Belgium.
On July 16, 1970, he married his beloved wife, the former Maria Piccione, in Borgetto, Sicily. The couple moved to Monroe in 1974 from Belgium. Sadly, Maria predeceased him on January 27, 2021, after 50 years of marriage.
A commercial painter for many years, he and his wife also owned and operated Franco’s Pizzeria and Restaurant in Blissfield, Michigan from 1981 until their retirement in 2000.
Gaspard was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Monroe. He loved woodworking, travelling, watching Star Trek, old Italian and French movies, playing chess and spoiling his grandchildren. Gaspard was all about family. He spoke to his brothers and sisters in Europe every day. He treasured family dinners and time spent with his children and grandchildren.
Gaspard is survived by his three loving children: Antoinette (Mike) Carder of Monroe, Carl (Zach) DeLuca of San Diego, California and Valerie DeLuca of Monroe, seven cherished grandchildren: Jordan, Jacob, Nathaniel, Natalia, Carly, Daniella and Matteo, her three siblings: Liboria (Jacque) VanHerpe from Belgium, Onofrio (Emmanuelle) DeLuca from Spain and Rosette DeLuca from Belgium, as well as her many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his beloved wife, Maria, he was predeceased by a granddaughter, Katarina, and a sister, Maria DeLuca.
On Thursday, February 17, 2022, he will rest in state at the Saint-Michel-Archange Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. until the Mass of the Resurrection celebrating his life at 11:00 a.m. Pr. Kishore Battu, will be the celebrant. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Monroe.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested at St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Bacarella Funeral Home, 1201 S. Telegraph Rd., Monroe, Michigan, 48162 is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary page at www.bacarellafuneralhome.com.
Posted by Bacarella Funeral Home on February 15, 2022.