Gabriel (Gabby) Alfonz DelGiorno II

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Gabriel (Gabby) Alfonz DelGiorno II of De Valls Bluff,  passed away on November 12, 2020 at the age of 63.  He was born February 26, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois.  Gabby was loved by all with a personality that would leave a lasting impression on anyone.  He was raised in De Valls Bluff since the age of 4.  Growing up, he worked beside his father, Gabby in the restaurant making pizza’s and he mastered tossing pizzas in the air standing on a crate.  This would always draw a crowd of people to watch him.  After his father passed away, he and his mother ran Gabby’s Restaurant and 11/70 club in Hazen.

Gabby graduated from high school in De Valls Bluff where he was “Mr. De Valls Bluff”.  

His last job was for the city of De Valls Bluff as supervisor of the water and sewer department.

Gabby was preceded in death by his parents, Gabby and Rosemary DelGiorno; sister, Gilda DelGiorno Scarbourgh; grandparents, Toby and Julia DelGiorno of Chicago and Carroll and Grace Hall of De Valls Bluff.

He is survived by his wife, Denise Schmitt DelGiorno; son, Cody DelGiorno and wife, Sadie of Lonoke; daughter, Stacy DelGiorno Howard and husband, Chris of Springdale, Arkansas; sister, Pam DelGiorno of De Valls Bluff; 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews that loved him dearly.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the De Valls Bluff Auditorium in De Valls Bluff, Arkansas.  Burial will be in the Hazen Cemetery.

11 Condolences to “Gabriel (Gabby) Alfonz DelGiorno II”

  1. Donna Ward Johnson Says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. May you find peace in the many wonderful memories you have. Virtual hugs to you. Love ya

  2. Susan Lumpkin Says:

    Denise,
    My heart is saddened by hearing this. I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will wrap his arms around you and your family during this difficult time. I will keep you in my heart and prayers. You’ll always hold a special place in my heart as a sweet little Sister. I love you!

  3. David W Brown Says:

    So sorry to hear about Gabby’s passing. He was my little brother in our fraternity and was a great guy.

  4. Debra London Says:

    Gabby I know you know how dearly you will be missed by many, many people known and unknown. You were always such a sweet guy and totally unable not to like once you met him because his personality was just so happily contagious!! What a nice guy!! Rest in Peace my friend. Go with God, I know He has a place reserved for you up front!! Ha ha Prayers of comfort at this time for his family

  5. Billy and Gail Booth Says:

    Gabby DelGiorno was one of my most memorable students when I taught at DeValls Bluff High School for six years. He was a joy to be around and he brightened school days for students and teachers alike. His smile and laughter seemed contagious. He was smart, kind, friendly, lovable and he knew how to get things done as a natural born leader. He will be dearly missed, but his cherished legacy will continue in the minds of all those who were privileged to know him. May God’s Word and His Holy Spirit (the “Comforter”) provide strength, comfort, and assurance to Gabby’s family and friends. Billy Booth

  6. Sherry Lippiatt Says:

    Stacy and family,
    Mark and I have been thinking of you and know you’ll treasure all the good memories with your Dad.
    Hugs and sending our love,
    Sherry and Mark

  7. Leigh Ann Coulon Says:

    Denise, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. Just know that your work family loves you and is thinking of you during your time of sorrow.

  8. Cathy Buzbee Says:

    Denise, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. You and your family have my deepest condolences. I will keep you in my prayers.

  9. Julie Gerlinger Says:

    Denise, I am so sorry for you and your family’s loss. Aside from the loss, I hope you are able to find peace. Much love coming your way.

  10. Natasha Hunter Says:

    Denise, my condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Praying for your for strength and comfort in the late night hours and days.

  11. Cheri D Henderson Says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Gabby’s passing. I met Gabby back in 1973 when we were in high school. There was a large group of us kids that hung around together and we just had a fun time. Then going to 11-70 on Saturdays, Gabby would leave from making pizza every chance he got so we could go dance. He was such an infectious person and everyone just loved being around him. Such great memories of Gabby and he will be missed by all that knew him.

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