Giuseppe DiBenedetto, passed away Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at the age of 88. Giuseppe was born October 1st, 1929 in Vizzini, Italy, the third eldest of seven children.
Giuseppe, a Sunnyside resident, is survived by his loving wife Salvatrice of 60 years. Giuseppe is lovingly remembered by his brothers Salvatore and Vittorio; his sisters Concetta and Nina; his daughters Joanne and Connie; his son Salvatore, his grandchildren Danielle, Lauren, Salvatore, Louis, Kristen, Robbie, Analisa, and Ava Marie; his four great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends. Giuseppe was preceded in death by his brothers Giovanni and Carmelo.
Giuseppe was a gentle, simple man with always a smile on his face and a story to tell. Nothing brought Giuseppe more happiness than spending time with his grand & great-grandchildren. Giuseppe spent his time, after working as an Italian shoemaker, cheering on the Juventus Football Club and spending time at the Brooklyn Italian-Vizzini Social Club on 18th Ave in Bensonhurst, were Giuseppe was a resident for 22 years.
Funeral from the Matthew Funeral Home, Inc., 2508 Victory Boulevard, on Friday at 10:00 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Teresa's R. C. Church at 10:45 am. Interment to follow in Moravian Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.