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David Joseph Matarese

March 27, 1996 ~ November 28, 2023 (age 27) 27 Years Old
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David Matarese Obituary

It is with the heaviest of hearts we share that our beloved David passed away peacefully early Tuesday, November 28, 2023.  He was the most wonderful son who was loved by everyone lucky enough to know him.  David loved his brother and sister beyond, and he adored his nephew like no other. 

David struggled with addiction over the past few years, and he will be missed every minute of every day.  For those of you closest to our family, you know that David tried so many times to beat this disease, but someone somewhere had bigger plans for him.  We are grateful for the time we were lucky enough to have him, and will forever remember him as the best son, younger brother and uncle that we could have asked for.  We love him and will continue to love him until the end of time.

David will lovingly live in the hearts of his parents, George and Melissa; his brother, George; his sister, Morgan; his nephew, Greyson; and his maternal grandparents, Joanne and Robert Lubach.  In addition, he is survived by his extended family all of Wilmington, Delaware as well as many friends.

Family and friends are invited to attend the viewing for David at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Wednesday, December 6 from 3:00 – 6:00PM.  Further services and interment will be held privately for the immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations in memory of David to Sean’s House (Unlocke the Light Foundation), 136 W. Main Street, Newark, Delaware 19711 (

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December 6, 2023

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808


Sean's House - Unlocke the Light Foundation
136 Main Street, Newark DE 19711


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