Bernard J. “Ben” Cialini of West Chester

Bernard J. “Ben” Cialini, 90, of West Chester, died peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 7, at his daughter’s home in Rehoboth Beach. Born to Luigi and Angeline Fecondo Cialini in Chester Heights, he lived the past 48 years in Chadds Ford/West Chester, area, previously residing in Kennett Square.

Bernard “Ben” Cialini

Ben worked as a code enforcement officer for Pennsbury, Birmingham, and Chadds Ford townships for 30 years before retiring in 1978. Devoted to his faith, he was a member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church where he at one time organized their annual St. Patty’s Dance. Ben enjoyed spending time at his favorite vacation place, Disney World.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Rose E. Cocciolone Cialini who died in 2014, a daughter, Jody Ann Cialini, who died in 2015, and two brothers, Albert Cialini Sr., and Louis Cialini Jr.

He is survived by a daughter, Rosemarie Cialini and son-in-law Michael Mallon; siblings Joseph Cialini and Marian Baer, granddaughter, Angeline and husband Ryan Scott and great-grandchildren Brendan and Jaxson Scott, as well as four step-grandchildren, and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Monday, Jan 13 from 9-10 a.m. at St. Cornelius Catholic Church, 160 Ridge Road, Chadds Ford, followed by a funeral mass at 10. Interment, St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Kennett Square.

Donations in his memory may be made to either David’s Drive ( or the West Chester Food Cupboard (

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