Bert J. Natalicchio

May 8, 1934 - September 6, 2013
Bert J. Natalicchio


Bert J. Natalicchio, 79, of Wilmington, passed away Friday,
September 6, 2013 at his home.

Born on May 8, 1934 in Jersey City, NJ, he was a son of the late Vincent and Anna Limatola Natalicchio. Bert graduated from Jersey City Technical College in 1959 and later honored as their most successful graduate. He then went to work for Hobart Corporation ultimately culminating as Vice-President. Upon retiring from Hobart, he came to Wilmington to start his own business and then fully retired in 2005. He was a veteran of the US Army and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Bert was an avid fisherman and loved being out on his boat. He was always a storyteller and ready with a joke.

Surviving, is his beloved wife of 58 years, Bella Roselli Natalicchio; two sons, Bert C. Natalicchio (Suzanne) of Sugar Land, TX, Perry Natalicchio (Sharon) of Wilmington; a brother, Leo Natalicchio (Linda) of Edgewater, NJ; a sister, Alba Hetyey (Steve) of Bayville, NJ; four grandchildren, Emelia, Luke, Alex, and Abbey Natalicchio; brother-in-law, Michael Roselli (Dorsey) of Wrightstown, NJ; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Mary Earle-Festa.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 pm until 8 pm at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

A memorial Mass will be 10 am Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father John McGee officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; 501 St Jude Place; Memphis, TN 38105.

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  • September 09, 2013
    Bryan Burruss says:
    My deepest sympathies go out to the Natalicchio family. Bert was a good man, and will be missed.

  • September 12, 2013
    Gina Andretta Nelson says:
    I am truly sorry for your loss. Uncle Bert was the best godfather that anyone could ask for. I can truly say that my life is richer due to having Bert in my life. I have very warm childhood memories of Uncle Bert.

  • September 12, 2013
    Steve Weddle says:
    Bert & Suzanne, I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this most difficult time. It's obvious that Bert J. Natalicchio was a special person who lived an amazing life; 58 years of marriage, wow!

  • September 10, 2013
    Lori Petrozino says:
    Mrs. Natalicchio, this is Bert and Suzanne's friend from high school, Lori (Siatkowski). I am very sorry for your loss. I always recall the times that I spent at your house with a smile in my heart. I remember your husband as a kind and funny man; the world mourns his passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as your heart takes time to heal through the grief process. May you find comfort in your happy memories, and peace in the light and love of God.

  • September 10, 2013
    Kathryn Leete says:
    My condolences - my thoughts and heart are with his family at this difficult time. "Mr. Nat" was such a wonderful man. He contributed much good to this world by his joyful presence, his hard work, and in the ways he brought/utilized his gifts in this world. He will always be remembered and will be greatly missed. Many Blessings, Kathryn Leete