John “Duke” M. Torello of Kennett Square

John “Duke” M. Torello, 70, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, at his residence. He was the husband of Amy Davidson Torello, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.

John “Duke” M. Torello

John “Duke” M. Torello

Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Joseph and Alice Hickey Torello.

Duke worked at Agilent Technologies in Wilmington, for 45 years, retiring in 2010.

He was a member of the Italian American Club in Kennett Square.

Duke enjoyed golfing, cooking, playing softball, watching sports on TV, and especially watching his grandchildren play sports and all activities they enjoyed. He also enjoyed being with his family and friends.

He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by all.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, John J. Torello of Avondale; one daughter, Tina M. Miller and her husband Steve of Toughkenamon; two brothers, Joseph Torello of Cherry Hill, N.J., and Richard Torello of Florida; one sister, Rosalie Porter of Wilmington, and five grandchildren.

He was predeceased by one sister, Jackie Baird.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street in Kennett Square. His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Unionville Presbyterian Church, 815 Wollaston Road (Route 82 & Wollaston Road) in Unionville. Burial will be in the London Grove Friends Cemetery in London Grove.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

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