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Rocco S. DiBenedetto
May 29, 2023


Rocco S. Di Benedetto, age 92, passed away peacefully at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Monday, May 29, 2023.

Rocco was born and raised in Siano, Salerno, Italy. He came to the United States as a young man in the 1950's and lived in Boston's North End. He later settled in Malden where he lived for most of his life. He worked in the restaurant industry. Rocco enjoyed spending time with his devoted family and friends. He was a great singer and enjoyed singing at many family gatherings and holiday meals. He played bocce and enjoyed following his favorite soccer teams. He loved going out to eat and always looked forward to a T-bone steak at the Hilltop Restaurant. Rocco stayed close to his North End friends and enjoyed getting together at the festivals each summer. He lived in California for some time and always fondly remembered his Italian homeland.

The son of the late Lorenzo and Carmela (Roscigno) Di Benedetto, Rocco was the last surviving child of their 17 children. Rocco leaves many devoted nieces and nephews in the Boston area and throughout the United States and Italy.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit at the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford on Friday, June 9 from 9:30 - 10:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 770 Salem Street, Malden at 11 AM. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Rocco's name to a charity of One's choice.

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Dello Russo Funeral Service
306 Main Street
Medford, MA 02155