Robert J. Fragale, Sr.

July 22, 1929 - December 20, 2021 Kennett Square, PA | Age 92 Loving Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother and Friend.

Kennett Square PA- Robert J. Fragale Sr., age 92 died of natural causes peacefully on December 20, 2021 surrounded by his family at the home he was born and raised in. He was born July 1929, in Kennett Square PA, the son of Giuseppe and Rose (Fazio) Fragale.

Robert graduated from Kennett Square High school and following graduation, he served with honor in the U.S. Air Force. After the war he married his first love Nadine (Betts) Fragale. They celebrated 42 years of marriage before Nadine’s passing on June 13, 1995. Robert was a member of the Sons of Italy as well as several other fraternal organizations. As one of the premier mushroom growers in Kennett Square Robert was a highly successful businessman, involved in that business for over 40 years.

Robert loved to travel and dance with his wife Nadine. He followed with great interest the financial markets and was himself a savvy investor. He was at his best when surrounded by family and friends at his pool, especially around holidays or other significant events. In his earlier years he was a great outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed preparing favorite Italian dishes for himself and loved ones throughout his life. He was a creature of habit and loved his early morning coffee, newspaper and sitting on his front porch enjoying both and all that nature offered.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Lena (Fragale) DiGiancinto and brother Anthony Fragale.

Surviving is a brother Charles (Pep) Fragale, his children Robert J Fragale Jr, Cynthia (Sellani) and husband John, Michael Fragale, Karen Conaway, and Jamie and wife Charlene. Robert has 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

You may visit with his family and friends from 6 8 p.m., on Wednesday December 29, 2021 at the Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 West State St., Kennett Square PA 19348. There will be another viewing at the Funeral home from 9:30 a.m to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2021, followed by an 11:00 Funeral Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, 212 Meredith St. Kennett Square PA, 19348. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square, PA

In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Robert in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the American Heart Association or the National Kidney Foundation

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American Heart Association or the National Kidney Foundation



December 29, 2021 6:00-8:00 Kuzo Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA


December 30, 2021 9:30-10:30 Kuzo Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Funeral Mass

December 30, 2021 11:00 St. Patrick Church
212 Meredith Street
Kennett Square, PA


December 30, 2021 St. Patrick's Cemetery
Route 82
Kennett Square, PA


  1. Thank you dad for everything you tried to do for me to improve my life. Im sorry I let you down. I couldn’t,t bring myself to be present at your funeral, I will regret being a self centered coward the rest of my life. where ever you are I hope you forgive me dad. thank you for always being in my corner. I will miss you more than you could have imagined. I always loved you in spite of our battles now its to late to say I’m sorry. goodbye dad. Robert Jr

    Robert Fragale JR | January 5, 2022 at 4:25 PM
  2. To All the Fragale Family – Our sincere condolances on the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts and especially our prayers for
    peace at this difficult time. Bob and Frannie(Fazio) Eastwood

    Bob and Frannie(Fazio) Eastwood | December 29, 2021 at 10:15 AM
  3. The Fragale Family. I am so sorry to hear about your fathers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    Angela (Fazio) McGrath.

    Angela McGrath | December 29, 2021 at 9:17 AM
  4. Jamie

    I am so sorry to see this. Your dad was one of a kind. It was never a dull moment when I was on shift. We had tons of laughs.

    Melissa Hoffma | December 23, 2021 at 8:47 PM
  5. Fragale Family, Very sorry hearing of your fathers passing. A good man and a very good mushroom grower. My father, Jake Conner used to get truck loads of your dads mushroom back in the day. Be at peace knowing he is in heaven today with your mother. RIP Mr. Fragale.
    Michael Conner

    Michael Conner | December 23, 2021 at 4:41 PM

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