Emily DePippo

Emily (Millie) DePippo

, 92, died unexpectedly at Maris Grove Retirement Community on Sunday, Dec. 19. Emily is survived by son Joe and his wife Nancy, who reside in Brevard, N.C., and son Rich and his husband Doug, who reside in Santa Fe, N.M. She is preceded in death by her husband Augie, her brother Angelo Davia, and sisters Valentina Caputo and Agnes Davia, and her parents, Eusebius and Emilia Davia.

Millie was born and grew up in Clifton Mills, and graduated from Kennett High School in 1946. She then attended and graduated from Goldey Beacom College. She worked for the General Electric Company until she married Augie. Millie was proud of her work for the General Electric Company and enjoyed her time there.

In 1953 Millie married Augie DePippo.  Millie and Augie were partners with brother and sister-in-law Bob and Peggy DePippo in the Brown Derby Restaurant which was first opened by Augie’s parents in 1934.  They worked together for 40 years and made the Brown Derby a popular local restaurant.  The Brown Derby was owned and operated by the DePippo family for sixty years.  Millie worked hard in partnership with her husband Augie at the restaurant and was always there to support her sons Joe and Rich as they grew up through their college years. Millie was a loving Wife, Mother, aunt, great-aunt, and friend. Millie loved everyone and she had a positive attitude about life. She was an avid animal lover her entire life. She enjoyed her time with her sons, their spouses, and her extended family who all visited her frequently at Maris Grove.

After selling the Brown Derby in 1994, Millie and Augie retired.  In 2000 they moved to the Spruce Creek Community in Summerfield, Fla.  During her retirement she was a volunteer at the Soup Kitchen operated by St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Belleview, Fla.  Millie was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing with Augie and friends over many years. She was proud of her hole-in-one at the Kennett Square Golf and Country Club. She enjoyed traveling with Augie and together they took many trips around the US and internationally. In October 2013, they moved back to Pennsylvania and into the Maris Grove Retirement Community in Glen Mills, PA. Millie and Augie were married for 62 years at the time of Augie’s passing in 2016. Millie enjoyed her time with the many friends she made over the years at the Maris Grove. She became an avid Rummikub player and enjoyed playing each night after dinner with her friends right up until her passing. She was an active member of the Maris Grove Italian American Club and always enjoyed the many shows and activities at Maris Grove.

You are invited to visit with Millie’s family and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, and again from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at the Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square. Her funeral mass will follow at 10 at St. Patrick Church, 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square. Burial will take place immediately following mass at the Saint Patrick Cemetery on North Union Street, Kennett Square, PA. Given the current COVID circumstances, the family requests that family and friends who attend visitation and mass be fully vaccinated and wear masks in respect for the safety of others.

Millie loved animals so, in lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue (bwar.org) or Espanola Valley Humane Society (espanolahumane.org).

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

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