Benny Pizzini

June 26, 1936 - January 21, 2021 Wilmington, DE | Age 84 Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Friend.

Benny Pizzini, age 84, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at his residence. He was he husband of Mudite Legzdina Pizzini, with whom he share 20 years of marriage.

Born in Landenberg, PA, he was the son of the late Stefano Pizzini and the late Guditta Pizzini.

Benny was a mushroom grower in the family business, S. Pizzini and Sons Landenberg, PA.

He was a member of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, Avondale, PA.

Benny enjoyed bowling, watching football, cowboy movies and being with his family and friends. In earlier years, he enjoyed playing soccer and basketball.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Teresa Pizzini and her husband Steve Lafferty of Hockessin, DE; one son, Ben-Joseph Pizzini and his wife Susan of Landenberg, PA; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Carol Mahoney Pizzini, who passed away in 1997, and with whom he shared 39 years of marriage and two brothers, Lucio Pizzini and Stephen Pizzini.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 10:00 to 11:00 on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2021 at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, 8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41), Avondale, PA. His Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square, PA

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, PO Box 709, Avondale, PA 19311

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Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA

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St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church

PO Box 709
Avondale, PA 19311



January 26, 2021 10:00-11:00 St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church
8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41)
Avondale, PA

Please wear facemasks and practice social distancing.

Funeral Mass

January 26, 2021 11:00 St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church
8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41)
Avondale, PA

Please wear facemasks and practice social distancing.


January 26, 2021 St. Patrick's Cemetery
Route 82
Kennett Square, PA


  1. Dear Ben, Susan and Family, My deepest sympathy in the loss of your dad. May God comfort you during this sad time.

    SUSAN Godwin | January 27, 2021 at 3:08 PM
  2. Teresa, Steve, Mudite, and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. We hope you can come to find comfort in the truth that Benny is still with us in so many ways.

    With deepest love and condolences, Samantha and Brian Lafferty

    Samantha Lafferty | January 26, 2021 at 7:04 PM
  3. Ben , Teresa and family, we would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. We will always remember Benny as a very gentle kind person. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Loris and family

    Loris Pizzlni | January 26, 2021 at 2:37 PM
  4. Teresa, Steve and family

    Don’t let go of your precious memories, they will get you through this difficult time. One of my favorites is sharing polenta with Benny and family at Zia Guiditta’s and reminiscing about Roncone.
    We are sorry about your loss and extend our condolences.

    Tom & Mirachiara Bache

    Mira Bache | January 25, 2021 at 7:26 PM
  5. The Pizzini Family and Friends,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He was a very kind man and always seemed to have a smile on his face whenever I saw him. I know he loved his children and grandchildren and great grandchildren very much.

    in sadness,
    Carol Reeder

    Carol Reeder | January 25, 2021 at 6:10 PM
  6. I am so very sorry for your loss, Teresa, Mudite, Uncle Stevie, and family. I always loved seeing Ben at the pool and joking around with him. He was such a nice person and will be missed. Rest In Peace Ben. ❤️✝️

    Jennifer Doherty | January 23, 2021 at 3:23 PM
  7. Dear cousins
    we are close to you in this time of sorrow for the loss of dear Benny.
    We remember with pleasure when you were in Italy to visit us.
    We send our condolences and we will remember it with the celebration of Holy Masses. Lia and Fabiano

    Lia Pizzini | January 23, 2021 at 1:14 PM
  8. Mudita, Teresa and Ben,

    Leo and I are very sad to hear of the passing of this gentle man. I know you are all mourning his loss. May God’s Spirit comfort you in this time of grief.

    Leo and Susan Pizzini

    Susan Pizzini | January 22, 2021 at 6:37 PM
  9. Benny with loving memories, you will forever be in my heart. Until we meet again. With love, your brother in-law, John Mahoney

    John Mahoney | January 22, 2021 at 3:18 PM
  10. Benny was always one of my favorite cousins. I have wonderful chilfhood memories of spending many summer vacations on Penn green road with my cousins. I dearly loved Benny as well as Lucio and Stevie.
    I extend my deepest sympathies to Mudita. Teresa and Ben Joseph.

    Karen kutzer | January 22, 2021 at 11:42 AM
  11. Carissimi, partecipo al vostro dolore per la perdita del caro cugino Benny.
    Ricordo con piacere la visita che aveva fatto a Roncone, dove ho avuto il piacere di conoscerlo. Lo ricorderemo facendo celebrare delle s. messe. Un abbraccio a tutti, condoglianze anche da mio marito Marco

    Monica Pizzini | January 22, 2021 at 10:36 AM
  12. We are so sorry for your loss, Mudite, Teresa & Stevie, and family. We will always remember Ben as such a caring and kind gentleman and will never forget how he loved those cowboy movies! Rest in Peace, Ben.
    Bruce & Carol Doherty

    Carol Doherty | January 22, 2021 at 10:22 AM
  13. My time is in your hands. (Psalm 31)
    Dear Mudita, Teresa, Steve, Ben and family. Our roots are in Roncone and how I would like truly believe that we will meet there again. I am very sad.
    In silent memory Ido with Daniela and Dirk

    Ido Pizzini | January 22, 2021 at 9:38 AM

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