Richard A. Giancola of Kennett Square

Richard A. Giancola, 89, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, Feb. 16, at Neighborhood Hospice. He was the husband of Marlene Carozzo Giancola, who died in 2003, and with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.

Richard A. Giancola

Born in Kennett Township, he was the son of the late Richard A. and  Antoinette Bendistis Giancola.

He owned and operated his own mushroom business for many years, after that he worked as a salesman for the J. B. Swayne Co. in Kennett Square, retiring in 2007.

He was a member of St. Patrick Church and the Italian American Club, both in Kennett Square.

He served his country in the U.S. Army, during WWII, in the German occupation.

Richard loved to talk about the mushroom industry to anyone who would listen. He enjoyed being with his family and friends.

He is survived by one son, Ronald J. Giancola and his wife Debbie of Upper Pottsgrove; two brothers, Walter M. Giancola of West Chester, and Lawrence J. Giancola of Kennett Square; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and his niece Jackie Brison who was his caregiver.

He was predeceased by one son, Richard A. Giancola III.

His service and burial will be held privately.

Online condolences may be made by visiting

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

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