Rocco “Rocky” “ RJ” J. Malchione of Kennett Square

Rocco “Rocky” “ RJ” J. Malchione

Rocco “Rocky” “ RJ” J. Malchione

Rocco “Rocky” “ RJ” J. Malchione, 95, of Kennett Square, died Saturday, July 4, at Jenner’s Pond. He was the loving husband of Margaret Biondi Malchione, who died in 2006, and with whom he shared 65 years of marriage.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Peter and Rose Mascaro Malchione.

He was a mushroom grower for 40 years until his retirement in 1981.

Rocky was a member of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, where he served as a hospitality minister.

He pitched for the Toughkenamon “Tuffies”, and was a member of the Kennett Old -Timers Baseball Association Hall of Fame. He was an expert trout and bass fisherman and was a member of the SCCSFA Sportsmen’s Club.

He is survived by two daughters, Rosemarie Marenco and her husband Fred of Avondale, and Laraine Maddalozzo and her husband Lorenzo of Kennett Square; two brothers, Mario P.  Malchione of Avondale, and John L. Malchione and his wife Helen of Avondale. He was a doting grandfather to five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by one great grandson, Lukas Kevin Kremer and one brother, Anthony V. Malchione.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday, July 10, at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, 8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41) in Avondale. His funeral mass will follow at 11. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 82 in Kennett Square.

In memory of Rocky, a contribution may be made to St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, P.O. Box 709, Avondale, PA 19311

Online condolences may be made by visiting

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, Pa.

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