Barbara A. DiFilippo

January 24, 1939 - November 29, 2016 Avondale, PA | Age 77 Loving Sister, Aunt and Friend.

BARBARA A. DiFILIPPO, age 77, of Avondale, PA, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at her residence. She was the wife of Albert E. DiFilippo, who passed away in 2007, and with whom she shared 36 years of marriage.

Born in Toughkenamon, PA, she was the daughter of Anna Shaw Burke Martelli of Kennett Square, PA and the late John D. Burke.

Barbara was a secretary for 18 years for Dr. Leonard Kanofsky in Kennett Square, PA.

She enjoyed doing crafts, crocheting, and was an avid reader. She especially enjoyed collecting antiques, pottery and gnomes.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by one sister, Ruth I. DiBenedetto and her husband Frank of Wilmington, DE; one brother Peter Martelli and his wife Denise of Toughkenamon, PA and several nieces and nephews.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 10:00 to 11:00 on Tuesday morning, December 6, 2016, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA. Her funeral service will follow at 11:00. Burial will be the Union Hill Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square, PA.

In memory of Barbara, a contribution may be made to Susan B. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309

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Memorial Donations

Susan B. Komen for the Cure

Attn: Donor Services
P.O. Box 650309
Dallas, TX 75265-0309



December 6, 2016 10:00-11:00 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Funeral Service

December 6, 2016 11:00 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA


December 6, 2016 Following the service Union Hill Cemetery
Route 82
Kennett Square, PA


  1. The best sister in the world. I miss you so much. Love always, your sister❤️?❤️

    Ruth DiBenedetto | February 1, 2017 at 11:11 PM
  2. Best sister in the world. Miss you so much. Love your sister❤️?❤

    Ruth DiBenedetto | February 1, 2017 at 11:06 PM
  3. Aunt Barbara, you left us too soon without a chance to say “goodbye”. We love you! You will be deeply missed.
    Rest in peace……..Love, Michael

    Michael J DiBenedetto | December 5, 2016 at 8:04 AM
  4. I am so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. I knew her and Albert from my days at Pyle’s. She so enjoyed coming in at Christmas time to see what new gnomes we had that she could to add to her collection. We would tell her to sign the ticket with an X like Albert always did and he would think he bought it :)… My deepest sympathy to her family

    Roseanne Ortega | December 5, 2016 at 7:00 AM
  5. Ruthie, I can’t say anything better than Fay did. Just try and remember the happy times you had with Barbara and maybe you’ll have a little peace. We love you and will be thinking about you and your family. Wish I could be there. Love, Barbara

    Barbara Stierle | December 2, 2016 at 9:23 PM
  6. Ruthie, I am so sorry to hear about Barbara, my love and prayers go out to you and all your family. Love Fay

    Fay Eller | December 2, 2016 at 1:48 PM

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