Louis F. DiBartolmeo Sr., 92, passed away on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at his residence. He was the husband of Louise Irace DiBartolomeo, who passed away in 2003, and with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.
Born in Toughkenamon, he was the son of the late Flavian and Elvera Basciani DiBartolomeo.
Louis was a mushroom grower operating Louis F. DiBartolomeo, Inc., retiring in 2006 after 61 years.
He served his country in The U.S. Army during World War II in Italy and Africa.
Louis was a lifetime member of the Italian American Club in Kennett Square, he also was a member of the VFW Post 5467 in Kennett Square, and the American Mushroom Institution.
He enjoyed swimming, diving, hunting, vegetable gardening, watching boxing, going to the shore with his family, raising hunting dogs and being with his family and friends.
He is survived by one son, Louis F. DiBartolomeo, Jr. of Landenber; four daughters, Vera A. Taylor and her husband Jim of Landenberg, Anna D. Cline and her partner David Randall of Kennett Square, Denise F. Miller and her husband John of Lincoln University. and Maria D. Hamilton and her husband Jack of Kennett Square; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
He was predeceased by two dear daughters, Dolores A. DiBartolomeo and Nancy L. Taylor; four brothers, Marino, Peter, Nicholas, and Marino J. DiBartolomeo; two sisters, Phyllis Valentino and Jennie Martelli.
You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, and again from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 W. State St., Kennett Square. His Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at St. Patrick's Church, 212 Meredith St., Kennett Square. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
In memory of Louis, a contribution may be made to the
, 1617 JFK Boulevard, Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19103 or to the American Legion, 208 E. State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com.
Published in Daily Local News on Sept. 1, 2013