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Emidio John Frezzo, Jr.

May 1, 1936 — March 16, 2024

West Grove, PA

Emidio John Frezzo, Jr.

Emidio “Junior” Frezzo Jr., age 87, a longtime resident of Kennett Square, PA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Jenner's Pond Retirement Community. He was the husband of Barbara Mason Frezzo, with whom he shared 44 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA., he was a son of the late Emidio Frezzo Sr. and the late Josephine Delaurentis Frezzo. Junior served our country in the United States Army.   

He was a progressive mushroom grower who was eager to learn, develop, and implement new techniques in the agricultural field He was a 2nd generation mushroom grower and owned and operated Emidio Frezzo Jr. Inc, retiring in 2005.   He served as president of the American Mushroom Institute, and on several boards of directors, including a number of local banks and businesses  

He enjoyed travelling for both business and pleasure, especially to Italy where he visited extended family many times celebrating his Italian heritage. A kind and generous man known for his smile and humor, Junior loved being with his family and friends. Junior also loved golfing, playing cards, and spending time with friends at the Kennett Square Country Club.  

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Guido Frezzo and Gabriel Frezzo, and his sister, Louise DiMarco. In addition to his wife Barbara, Junior is survived by his son, Scott DiStefano and his wife, Christina, of Maryland; two grandchildren, Nina Romeo (Anthony) and Lianna; and great-granddaughter Aria Romeo. Junior is also survived by his siblings Joseph Frezzo, James Frezzo (Virginia), and brother-in-law Frank DiMarco along with many loved nieces and nephews.  

Due to capacity, parkingand convenience, Junior’s viewing will be at Church of the Advent, 401 N. Union St. Kennett Square, PA 19348, from 9:00AM to 10:45AM Friday March 22, 2024.  His Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church 212 Meredith St. Kennett Square.  Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Kennett Square.  Memorial donations in his memory may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 205 Lafayette, St. Kennett Square, PA 19348.  Arrangements are by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. (484-734-8100) of Kennett Square.  To view Junior’s online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecofunerals.com  


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