Mariano Zavala Bedolla of Kennett Square

Mariano Zavala Bedolla, 82, of Kennett Square, died Wednesday, April 27, at Neighborhood Hospice. He was the husband of Maria Natividad Lara.

Born in Pamaseo, Moroleon, GTO, Mexico, he was the son of the late Ciro Zavala and Maria Bedolla.

Mariano worked as a mushroom packer at Basciani Foods, Avondale, until his retirement.

He was a member of St. Rocco’s Catholic Church.

He enjoyed working in his garden, watching TV, playing with his parakeet and being with his family and friends,

In addition to his wife, he survived by 10 sons, Ciro Zavala Lara. Miguel Zavala Lara, Efrain Zavala Lara, Jaime Zavala Lara, Santos Zavala Lara, Artemio Zavala Lara, Mariano Zavala Lara, Alfonso Zavala Lara, Nicolas Zavala Lara and Juan Carlos  Zavala Lara; two daughters, Maria Socorro Zavala Lara and Patricia Zavala Lara,five brothers, 37 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, at St. Rocco Catholic Church, 333 Sunny Dell Road in Avondale. His funeral mass will follow at 7. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 6, at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 82 in Kennett Square.

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