Denise Martelli

July 19, 1953 - May 21, 2023 Toughkenamon. PA | Age 69 Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend.

Denise Martelli, age 69, of Toughkenamon, PA, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at her residence. She was the wife of Peter G. Martelli, Sr., with whom she shared 33 years of marriage.

Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Nazareno A. Daddezio, Sr., and the late Mary Lou Conaway Daddezio.

Denise was a travel agent and the owner /operator of Avondale Travel for 25 years, retiring in 2015.

She enjoyed going to the beach, vacations in Jamaica and being with her family and friends.

In addition to her husband, Denise is survived by two sons, Daniel O. Wyatt and his wife Cheryl of Toughkenamon, PA and Peter G. Martelli, Jr. and his wife Brittani of Aberdeen, MD; one daughter, Mary Lou Vipperman and her husband Justin, Sr, of Toughkenamon, PA, and six grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Nazareno A. Daddezio, Jr.

You are invited to visit with Denise’s family and friends in a celebration of her life from 12:00 to 3:00 on Friday afternoon, June 2, 2023 at the Italian American Club, 30 Ways Lane, Kennett Square, PA. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to Penn Hospice Development Office, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104 or

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA

Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time.
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Memorial Donations

Penn Hospice Development Office

3535 Market Street
Suite 750
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Celebration of Life

June 2, 2023 12:00-3:00 Italian American Club
30 Ways Lane
Kennett Square, PA.


Burial will be private.


  1. So sorry to learn of Denise’s death. She was always so full of energy and smiling. I went to high school with her and saw her around town from time to time. She will be missed. Kathy Taylor-Davis

    Kathleen Davis | July 17, 2023 at 9:51 PM
  2. So many wonderful memories with my dear friend Denise. My heart feels good to know that I recently saw her and was able to remind her of how much I truly love her…. my heart aches for the entire family.. family was her EVERYTHING… Hold those beautiful memories close to you ❤️🙏

    Denise Robles | May 31, 2023 at 10:28 PM
  3. I was sad to hear about the death of Denise. We were neighbors when we both had our businesses at Avondale Center and visited back and forth often. Denise always had a way of welcoming you with her smile as did her lovely mother, Mary Lou. My heart aches for her entire family as you face life without her. May God bless you all and give you strength to face the coming months.

    Judith Strode Young | May 30, 2023 at 11:45 AM
  4. Mary Lou, Danny, and “Uncle” Pete

    I am so saddened to hear of “Aunt” Denise’s passing. So many found memories of Chambers Rd and spending time with the family. Losing a mother is one of the hardest things anyone has to go through. I hope you find some comfort in knowing she’s no longer sick, but full of her beautiful light and watching over all of you. Uncle Pete, she adored you so much! I know you’re going to miss her! She will be watching over all of you, always! Watch for the “signs”. Sending hugs and love from Montana. Really wish I could be there in person. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time 🙏🏻❤️

    Kristian Testa-Denny | May 27, 2023 at 8:47 PM
  5. Mary Lou and Danny I’m so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. she loved you so much. I’ve missed her through the years not just her presence in my life but the sisterhood I felt when she was part of my life. She was a wonderful Lady .
    Life throws us many challenges but none greater than the loss of our Mothers , you will feel her in the days that follow and throughout your lives ,listen she is.
    with the greatest respect
    Deborah (Testerman) May

    Deborah May | May 25, 2023 at 4:46 PM
  6. So sorry to hear of Denise’s passing. May God rest her soul. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family Pete.

    Jeff and Lisa Bell

    Jeff and Lisa Bell | May 25, 2023 at 12:22 PM
  7. Pete, I am so very sorry for the loss of Denise. May God comfort you in the days & weeks ahead. Keeping you in our prayers.

    Pam Cox Brittingham

    Pam & Gus Brittingham | May 25, 2023 at 11:25 AM
  8. Aunt Denise, Rest in Peace! We will miss you! Our thoughts & prayers are going out to the entire family. Mike & Sharon

    Michael DiBenedetto | May 25, 2023 at 11:14 AM
  9. So very sorry to hear of Denise’s passing. Chambers Road won’t be the same without her. My deepest condolences to the family and all who loved her. May she rest in peace.

    Christopher Pratola-Carozzo | May 25, 2023 at 10:28 AM
  10. Pete so sorry for your lost 🙏

    Gus carozzo | May 24, 2023 at 8:57 PM
  11. My Aunt Nee, I always have and always will smile when I think of you and the memories we created. May you rest in peace.

    Debbie Whisler Niewinski | May 24, 2023 at 7:31 PM
  12. So sorry to hear about Denise. May he Lord bless you and guide your life!

    Cathy M Daddario | May 24, 2023 at 7:14 PM
  13. Hey Pete I am sorry to hear about Denise.

    Sally | May 24, 2023 at 6:19 PM
  14. Mary Lou, Danny, Pete and Family,

    I am very sorry to hear of Denise’s passing. My sincere condolences and prayers to all of you. I’m sure you have many great memories to help you get through this very sad time. May she now rest in peace. Hugs to you Mary Lou and Danny.

    Margaret A Pennington

    Margaret Pennington | May 24, 2023 at 4:40 PM
  15. Pete so sorry to hear of Denise’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you the family .

    David Tavoni | May 24, 2023 at 1:45 PM

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