Michele “Mike” DiPietro of Kennett Square

Michele “Mike” DiPietro, 101, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. He was the husband of Teresa D’Anastasio DiPietro, with whom he shared 49 years of marriage.

Born in Cesa, Rocca St. Maria, Italy, he was the son of the late Girolamo and Antonietta DiMatteo DiPietro.

Before Mike came to the U.S., he was enlisted in the Italian army during WWII. He was captured by the British and became a POW first in Africa and then in England.

When Mike came to the US in January 1957, he first worked in the mushroom industry for a short time, then he worked for the Basilio Brothers. After working in construction, he worked as a machinist at Hewlett-Packard for 20 years, retiring in 1983.

He enjoyed gardening, wine making, reading, being with family and friends, going to mass, in his later years, he watched Mass on TV.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Lisa G DiPietro of Kennett Square; one sister, Lisa DiPietro of Teramo, Italy (age 99); one nephew, Gianni DiPietro of Pinerolo, Italy and one niece, Antonietta DiPietro of Ancona, Italy.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Father Pietro DiPietro and Giulio DiPietro.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 1, and again from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. on Monday, March 2 ,at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street in Kennett Square. His Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 212 Meredith Street in Kennett Square. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 82 in Kennett Square.

In memory of Mike, a contribution may be made to the American Heart Association, 1617 JFK Boulevard, Suite 700, Philadelphia PA 19103 or Neighborhood Hospice, 400 East Marshall Street, West Chester PA  19380.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com


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