Emily (Millie) DePippo

September 9, 1929 - December 19, 2021 Glen Mills, PA | Age 92 Loving Mother, Aunt and Friend.

Emily (Millie) DePippo, 92, passed away unexpectedly at Maris Grove Retirement Community on Sunday, December 19, 2021. Emily is survived by son Joe and his wife Nancy, who reside in Brevard, North Carolina, and son Rich and his husband Doug, who reside in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 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, PA 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, Florida. During her retirement she was a volunteer at the Soup Kitchen operated by St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Belleview, FL. 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 5:00 to 7:00 Sunday evening, December 26, 2021, and again from 8:30 to 9:30 Monday morning, December 27, 2021 at the Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA. Her funeral mass will follow at 10 AM at St. Patrick Church, 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square, PA. 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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December 26, 2021 5:00-7:00 Kuzo Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA


December 27, 2021 8:30-9:30 Kuzo Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Funeral Mass

December 27, 2021 10:00 St. Patrick Church
212 Meredith Street
Kennett Square, PA


December 27, 2021 St. Patrick's Cemetery
North Union Street
Kennett Square, PA


  1. Heard some beautiful stories of human compassion and kindness about your Momma, Joe. I wish I could have met her, I have no doubt it would have been an honor. Peace to your Momma, to you, your brother, Nance and the DePippo family.

    Jeff & Tracey Heilbrun, Jackson, Wyoming | December 29, 2021 at 3:00 PM
  2. Joe, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. She was a sweet lady, and we corresponded for many years via email. My parents really enjoyed meeting with your parents in Florida. We all enjoyed the delicious food at the Brown Derby. My condolences in this sad time.
    Cathy Leonard

    Cathy Leonard | December 23, 2021 at 5:19 PM
  3. Aunt millie will be very missed she never forgot a birthday anniversary Easter Christmas graduation communion confirmation or any special occasion in our life yes we will miss you and your Positive outlook on life love you Maria and Dibby

    Maria caputo | December 23, 2021 at 9:22 AM
  4. So very sorry to hear about the loss of such a lovely lady. The Brown Derby was THE place to be in Toughkenamon in its heyday when the DiPippo’s owned it. Anyone who lived here or in the area, knew it. It was iconic. A small town that was lucky to have a great family place where the food was always great and you always saw someone you knew. . My late grandparents were regulars as it was just up the street from their home on Newark Road. It gave Toughkenamon a touch of class. Sadly, those days are gone. I give my sincere sympathies to the family and hope you find comfort during the sad days ahead.

    Christopher+Carozzo | December 22, 2021 at 5:44 PM
  5. Anne simpson,

    Milly you will be sorely missed, You are in our prayers💐🌹❤️🙏🙏🙏

    Anne Simpson | December 22, 2021 at 3:02 PM
  6. Joe, sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Our condolences to you and all your family. Thoughts and prayers to all. May she rest in eternal peace. Hugo and Denise

    Hugo+Taraboletti | December 22, 2021 at 2:07 PM
  7. Mrs. DePippo was an inspiration to me! Her positive and loving approach to the world, the way she carried herself, her devotion to family—all hallmarks of a successful life. Her sons, Joe and Rich, are her legacy, and carry forward with them their mother’s incredible spirit and kindness. Sending my love to you all as you grieve the loss of this amazing woman.

    Michele Holleran | December 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM
  8. I have a very distinct memory of Aunt Millie putting together flowers in the back room of the Derby. She was always very kind and I can hear her sweet voice now. As a kid I loved going to her house because I loved the wallpaper and the outdoor grill!! I remember her being filled with light.The last time I saw her she said she was so proud of me.

    Erica Mancino | December 21, 2021 at 7:59 PM

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