April 22, 1925 - November 27, 2020 Avondale, PA | Age 95 Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend.

ELIZABETH DOROTHY PRATOLA, age 95, of Avondale, PA, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020, at her residence. She was the wife of Rafael Pratola who passed away in 2004, and with whom she shared 56 years of marriage.

She was born in West Chester, PA, 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, PA; one daughter, Dr. Annette Pratola and her husband Stephen Mitchell of Hockessin, DE; 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 11:00 to 12:00 on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, 8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41), Avondale, PA. Her Funeral Mass will follow at 12:00. 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, PA.

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December 2, 2020 11:00-12:00 St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church
8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41)
Avondale, PA.

Please wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

Funeral Mass

December 2, 2020 12:00 St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church
8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41)
Avondale, PA.


December 2, 2020 St. Patrick’s Cemetery
Route 82
Kennett Square, PA


  1. Thinking of you all at this sad time and remembering your love and dedication for your precious mother.
    Russ and Kathy

    Kilmer | December 3, 2020 at 8:51 PM
  2. Dear Annette and Family:
    I was so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was so very kind. I have many fond memories growing up as a neighbor across the field. I remember her driving us to Girl Scouts, school dances etc. May your fond memories bring you some comfort.
    Peace be with you.
    Love Edna Perrotti

    Edna Perrotti | December 3, 2020 at 8:38 PM
  3. Annette, Stephen, Ralph, Darlene and families, our hearts are heavy for the loss of your dear MOM. She will be remembered fondly for her spirit and kindness. God keep you all close and under his loving care, love Marlene and Tom

    Marlene Brown | December 2, 2020 at 7:58 AM
  4. So sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. Betty was such a sweet lady. I will remember her joining us for coffee at McDonalds. With deepest sympathy, Elaine.

    Elaine Fiore | December 1, 2020 at 7:14 AM
  5. Annette and Ralph sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

    Hugo and Denise

    Hugo Taraboletti | November 30, 2020 at 6:19 PM
  6. Dear Annette, Ralph, Darlene and Families,

    My sincere condolences to all of you on the passing of your Mom. May all the many fond memories you have together with your friends help you to get through this difficult time. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Margaret Pennington

    Margaret Pennington | November 30, 2020 at 5:03 PM
  7. So very sorry to hear that Betty passed. Johnny and I have so many memories of the times we spent at the house growing up. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
    With deepest Sympathy,
    Johnny and Janice

    Janice Manfredi | November 30, 2020 at 8:37 AM
  8. Dear Annette, Ralph, Darlene, Matthew and Jeffrey:
    I was so sad to hear that Aunt Betty passed away. Aunt Betty was a sweet soul who always had a smile to share. My fondest memories are visiting her and Uncle Ray at various times in my life. Aunt Betty would insist that you have something to eat and would go through a litany of things she could prepare for you. She was the perfect companion for Uncle Ray and I know he along with her family that passed before her are welcoming her to Eternal Life. I hope you all take some solace in knowing that she is free now. There wasn’t a dishonest bone in her body. She made us all laugh, even when she didn’t mean to. She was sincere, loving, and dedicated to those she loved. I pray that God will bless all of you with strength as you grieve this loss. I also pray your memories of her keep you smiling in the difficult days ahead. As a family, we have seen so many of our loved one pass away over the last several years. It’s our job to keep their memories alive by remembering who they were and what they stood for. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Your cousin, Christopher

    Christopher Carozzo | November 29, 2020 at 1:35 PM

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