Albert “Chubby” Ciarrocchi of West Grove

Albert "Chubby" Ciarrocchi, 87, of West Grove, died peacefully in the early morning hours of Dec. 15. He was the husband of Evelyn Ciarrocchi with whom he shared 50-plus years of marriage until her death in 2011.

He was a prominent mushroom grower for 60 years in Avondale Pennsylvania.

Albert Ciarrocchi

He enjoyed his children, work, hundred-dollar bills, and four-letter words, but had a special passion for auto racing. His support for local racing touched too many to mention. He will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him.

He was the father of four children Barry Ciarrocchi and his wife Sandy of Landenberg, Daniel Ciarrocchi and his wife Dawn of Toughkenamon, Donna Kirby of Landenberg, and Anne Marie Lange of West Grove. Chubby is survived by his sister Mary DiSerafino of Aston and eight grandchildren

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at St. Gabriel of the Sorrow Mother Church, 8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41), Avondale. His service and burial will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1818 Market Street, Suite 2820, Philadelphia, PA 19103

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square.



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