Carole Juanita DiFilippo, formerly of Kennett Square

Carole Juanita DiFilippo, 80, of Rexford, N.Y., formerly from Kennett Square, died March 3, after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her family.

Carole Juanita DiFilippo

Born in Bluff City, Tenn., Carole was the daughter of Smith and Opal Gentry. Carole moved to Kennett Square, in her early 20s and eventually met and married Robert E. DiFilippo. Carole worked at Chatham Acres Nursing Facility for over 30 years and retired in 2006 when she moved to Rexford, N.Y. to live with her daughter and grandson. Carole enjoyed keeping her mind active by doing crossword puzzles, crocheting, and trying to keep up with her grandson. She also adored her Chihuahua, Mimi.

Survivors include her children, Karen V. Daley, Barbara A. Parker, and Robert A. DiFilippo; one grandchild, Matthew Robert Parker; three sisters, Hazel Vandergrift, Mary Jenkins, and Peggy Hartsook; and two brothers Donny Shaffer and Arliss Shaffer.

Carole will be laid to rest 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at St. Patrick Cemetery, 460 N. Union St, Kennett Square, PA 19348. She will be buried next to her husband Robert who died in 1995. Contributions in her memory may be made to Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804. Arrangements are by Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116) of Kennett Square. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

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