Jeffrey D. Hawkins, age 59, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at home on Saturday, December 26, 2020.
Jeff worked for George Burns, Inc. and then in the family business, Hawkins & Sons Appliances, and had a special talent for repairing a variety of appliances. In his spare time he enjoyed boating, camping, going to auctions, and had an affinity for trains.
He will be remembered for his big smile and even bigger heart. He was always willing to help others in need.
Jeff is survived by his mother, Dorothy Ventresca; his daughter, Melissa Hawkins; his siblings, Joseph Hawkins (Joan), Edward Hawkins (Karen), and Dorothy Balzer (George); his grandchildren, Brooke Goolday-Hawkins and Isabella Shields; his fiancé, Jaclyn Panaccione and her children, Julia and John; his step-daughter, Holly Ramsey; step-mother, Pat Hawkins; as well as several nieces, nephews and members of the Ventresca family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Hawkins; and his step-father, Ralph Ventresca.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808, where family and friends may visit beginning at 10:00am. Interment will be held in Silverbrook Cemetery. Jeff’s funeral services will be conducted in compliance with current COVID-19 directives which require mandatory face masks, social distancing and capacity restrictions at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jeff’s memory can be made to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.
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