Attilio “Pete” Ciorrocco of Toughkenamon

Attilio “Pete” Ciorrocco, 90, of Toughkenamon, died Saturday, March 25, at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Aleene Kugler Ciorrocco, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage.

Attilio “Pete” Ciorrocco

Born in Toughkenamon, he was a son of the late Attilio and the late Serafina (Cordivano) Ciorrocco.  Mr. Ciorrocco served our country in the Army stateside during the Korean War.

He and his brother Dominic owned D&A Ciorrocco Mushrooms. He was a longtime member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church. He was a past Committee chair of Boy Scout Troop 191 in Avondale and served on the executive board of the Chester County Council, Boy Scouts of America as the camping chairman for Camp Horseshoe Scout Reservation. He was a member of the Italian American Club and Sons of Italy in Kennett Square.

In addition to his wife, Pete is survived by two sons, Peter Ciorrocco and his wife Patricia of Downingtown, and Joseph Ciorrocco of West Chester; two daughters, Andrea Parrett and her husband Donald of West Grove, and Nancy Ciorrocco of Park City, Utah; one sister, Mary DiMarzio of Glenn Mills; three grandchildren, Matthew Werner, Michelle Bickings, and Joanna Parrett and two great-grandchildren, David and Christopher.

He was predeceased by three sisters, Helen Ciorrocco, Laura Pratola, and Ethel Pescatore and two brothers, Dominic Ciorrocco and Daniel Ciorrocco.

The family would like to acknowledge Willowtree Hospice for their care and kindness during their time of need.

You are invited to visit with Pete’s family and friends from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, March 30, at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church 8910 Gap Newport Pike, (Route 41) Avondale, PA 19311. His Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Kennett Square. Contributions in his memory may be made to either St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother, PO Box 709 Avondale, PA 19311 or to Willowtree Hospice 616 East Cypress Street Kennett Square, PA 19348. Arrangements are by Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116) of Kennett Square. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit


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