Carmen J. Diprospero of Wilmington

Carmen J. Diprospero

Carmen J. Diprospero

Carmen J. Diprospero, 75, of Wilmington, died Friday, July 25, at Christiana Hospital. He was a loving husband to Marilyn Shupe DiProspero, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.

Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Carmen J. DiProspero, Sr and Josephine Fecondo DiProspero. He attended St. Patrick’s School and Kennett High School.

Carmen was a self employed truck driver for 50 years. He was known on the CB radio as the Rusty Washer “RW”.

He was a council member of the Mermaid Run Condominium Association.

Carmen enjoyed driving his truck, working in his shop at home, working on cars and being with his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Carmen J. DiProspero III of Wilmington; one daughter, Darlene M. DiProspero and her husband Dale Stevens of Wilmington, and two sisters, Janette Nigro (Charles ) of Avondale, and Angie Owens (Charlie) of West Grove.

He was predeceased by one sister, Margaret DiProspero.

You are invited to visit with Carmen’s family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, and again from 10 to 11 on Friday morning, Aug. 1, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street in Kennett Square. His funeral service will follow at 11. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery, Route 82 in Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the American Heart Association, 1617 JFL Boulevard, Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA  19103

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