Glen Mills, PA – Charles Francis Dauphin, age 79, formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at LifeCare Hospital surrounded by his family on March 7, 2019 after a brief illness.

Charlie was born in Wilmington, DE to the late Francis Dauphin and Elizabeth (Burleigh) Dauphin. He attended Ursuline Academy and St. Paul’s Grade School. He graduated from Salesianum in 1957. He attended the University of Delaware before enlisting in the Navy and graduated from the Naval Nuclear Power School in 1961. He served on the USS Snook (SSN-592) as a Naval Engineer. He began his professional career at the Monroe Calculator Company. He later started his own general contracting company. After retirement, he enjoyed working the opening shift at the Brandywine YMCA, welcoming members for their sunrise workouts.

Charlie enjoyed traveling, especially to the Caribbean. He loved to cook for a crowd. His most favorite day of the year was hosting his Christmas Day egg nog party for over forty years in Fairfax and later continuing his tradition at Maris Grove. He was a member of the Mid-Atlantic Submarine Base Club, the Maris Grove Veterans Club and the Italian American Club.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Anita (Ciconte) Dauphin; their 2 daughters, Chrissie Brown (Kelly) and Carla (Vince Gulotti); his 4 grandchildren, Nathan, Sophia, Sam and Christopher; his brother Frank Dauphin and his wife Mary; sister in law Lenore Dauphin; his brother in law Edward Ciconte and his wife Diane; sister in law Edy Ciconte and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Robert Dauphin and his brother in law, Dr. Joseph Ciconte.

We are grateful to the staff at Lankenau Hospital and LifeCare Hospitals of Chester County for their loving and compassionate care during the past few weeks.

Visitation will be held at McCrery and Hanna at 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday, March 23 at 9:30 am followed by a memorial service at 11:00. A committal service will be held privately in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maris Grove Scholarship Fund, 200 Maris Grove Way, Glen Mills, PA 19342 care of Barbara Burri.