Gloria DeFazio Ciuffetelli of Landenberg

Gloria DeFazio Ciuffetelli, 86, of Landenberg, died peacefully at home on Saturday, Oct. 21. She was the wife of the late Louis “Chiffy” Ciuffetelli, who died in 1983 and with whom she shared 27 years of marriage.

Gloria DeFazio Ciuffetelli

Born in Kennett Square, she was a daughter of the late Frank and the late Carolyn (Felicetti) DeFazio.

Gloria, or “Glo” as she was affectionately known, worked in her early years as a secretary at Chrysler Plymouth Corp. in Newark, and then later as a receptionist at Longwood Beauty Salon. She enjoyed reading, shopping, sweets of all kinds (especially chocolate), traveling, and spending time with her family and grandsons.

She is survived by her daughter Sherri Schaeffer and her husband Scott of Landenberg; two sisters, Florence “Flo” Graham and her husband Don of Wilmington, and Rose Marie “Ro” Gallo of West Grove; three grandsons, Derek of Pittsburgh, Grant of Los Angeles, Calif., and Ethan of Landenberg; and many nieces and nephews.

You are invited to visit with Glo’s family and friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, at Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116), 250 W. State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Her Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 at St. Patrick Church, 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Kennett Square. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Glo’s memory to a charity of your choice. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

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