Elizabeth Dorothy Pratola of Avondale

Elizabeth Dorothy Pratola, 95, of Avondale, died Friday, Nov. 27, at her residence. She was the wife of Rafael Pratola who died in 2004, and with whom she shared 56 years of marriage.

Elizabeth Dorothy Pratola

She was born in West Chester, the daughter of the late Luigi Fidanza and the late Quintillia Ciarrocchi.

Mrs. Pratola was a homemaker, but also assisted her husband in the family business.

She was a member of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church and the Sewing/Craft Club.

Years ago, she enjoyed bowling and used to bowl in leagues. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, Sunday dinners and being with her family and friends, especially her two grandsons.

Mrs. Pratola is survived by one son, Ralph A. Pratola and his wife Darlene of Avondale; one daughter, Dr. Annette Pratola and her husband Stephen Mitchell of Hockessin; two grandsons, Matthew Pratola and wife Stephanie and Jeffrey Pratola, and one great-granddaughter, Nadia Pratola.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Mark Fidanza and Sunday Fidanza, and one sister, Livia Bazzoli.

A closed casket visitation will be held from 11 to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, 8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41), Avondale, PA. Her Funeral Mass will follow at noon. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square, PA. Please wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square.

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