Ada DeBartolo

Ada DeBartolo (Bosco)

Friday, April 9th, 1937 - Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Ada DeBartolo, 83, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, June 29, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on April 9, 1937, in Marano Principato, Prov. of Cosenza, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Serafino and Maria (Filippelli) Bosco. In 1955, she came from Italy to Kenosha to make her home. On September 12, 1954, she married Ignazio DeBartolo in Italy. He preceded her in death on January 6, 2009.

Ada and Ignazio owned and operated DeBartolo’s Deli & Liquor from 1974 until 2000 when they retired.

Ada was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. She greatly enjoyed cooking and entertaining family and friends, knitting blankets with love, baking and playing old maid with her grandchildren, telling stories of Italy while listening to Elvis and her Italian favorites, gardening and planting flowers, traveling all over the world with the love of her life, and her daily phone calls with her siblings. Above all else, she treasured her time spent being surrounded by her family.

Surviving Ada are her six adoring children, Frank (Peggy) DeBartolo of Salem, Susan DeBartolo of Pleasant Prairie, Tina (John) Serpe of Pleasant Prairie, Carla (Scott) Lamos of Kenosha, Sandy (Robert) Morrone of Kenosha, and Tony (Katie) DeBartolo of Pleasant Prairie; her ten grandchildren, Nicole (Eddie) Briggs-Mulloy, Michael Briggs, Vincent (Charlotte) Morrone, Vanessa (Michael) Ambrosini, Francesca Serpe, Ignazio (Diamond) DeBartolo, McKenzie Lamos, Luciano, Ava, and Enzo DeBartolo; one great-grandchild, Ignazio Francesco DeBartolo III; brother, Aldo (Connie) Bosco; sister, Iolanda (Mario) Sorrentino; two brothers-in-law, Eugenio "Gino" (Connie) DeBartolo and Orlando Bartello; and three sisters-in-law, Irma Bosco, Ersilia (Domenico) Casalena and Gloria Presta.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandson, Benjamin Robert Morrone in infancy; brother, Francesco Bosco; two sisters-in-law, Carmella Ruffolo and Emma Bartello; and brother-in-law, Aldo Presta.

The family would like to extend a special Thank You to Dr. Giuseppe Garretto and his staff, and the staff of Hospice Alliance and the staff at Society Assets for the wonderful care that was extended to Ada and her family during her illness.

A visitation will be held on Monday, July 6, 2020, at Proko Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. For the safety and security of our guests we will require those in attendance to wear a face covering. We thank everyone for their understanding and cooperation during this difficult time. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church with entombment following at All Saints Mausoleum.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 6th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, July 6th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111 60th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53144
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  • Service

    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
    1919-54th Street
    KENOSHA, WI 53140
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    Private Mass
    Father Michael Callea
  • Interment

    All Saints Cemetery & Mausoleum
    3300 Springbrook Road
    Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
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Carol Peratt

Posted at 02:24pm
So sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful person. In our thoughts and prayers for the entire family.
Deepest sympathy.
Mike, Carol and Katie Peratt
Tom, Andrea, Thomas and Vianna Fafford

Randall Briggs

Posted at 09:13am
My condolences to the entire family of Ada DeBartolo. I knew her for a very long time and she was one of the most understanding and caring person I know. She cared about her entire family and many times had them over for get togethers. She was one of the best cooks that I’ve ever known. She will be truly missed by everyone that knew her.

Brian and Kristin Sicilia

Posted at 09:22pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Our deepest sympathy.
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Paulaner USA

Posted at 11:28am
Tony - we send you thoughts of peace and courage. Your Hacker-Pschorr family wants you to know we are thinking of you during this difficult time. XOXO
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Tom Venable

Posted at 05:56pm
Carla, Tina, and family...We're so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I remember her visiting the hair salon and she was certainly beloved! Sending our thoughts and prayers for the days and months ahead, and peace in knowing the legacy she has left in your hearts will live on. Tom, Jennifer, and Lauren Venable

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