Buovo (Bruno) Di Benedetto

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Buovo Di Benedetto passed away peacefully at the Melrose – Wakefield Hospital on April 15, 2019. He was 90. Born and raised in Portici, Italy, near Naples, He was the son of the late Lorenzo and Carmela (Roscigno) Di Benedetto. As a young man he came to the United States with his family and lived in Boston’s North End before Settling in Malden. Buovo or “Bruno” as he was known to many, was a hard-working man. Before coming to the United States he owned and operated the Super Cinema in Siano, Italy for many years, a venue which is still fondly remembered by many people of that town. Here, Buovo enjoyed a long career in construction with Local 151 of Cambridge. Always trying to make a better life for his family, he worked extra jobs in the North End. He was an expert painter, worked at the famed Bay State Lobster Co., and assisted at the land mark bakeries of Mike’s and Modern Pastry. Throughout his life he was a well-known neighbor and a good friend to many, especially in the North End. One of seventeen children, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Malden. Buovo also enjoyed gardening and wine making, always happy to share the fruits of his labor. Amidst all his work and activity, staying close to his large extended family and many friends was deeply important to him. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

The beloved husband of the late Iolanda (Di Leva) Di Benedetto, he was the devoted father of Lorenzo Di Benedetto and his wife Maria Teresa of Wakefield, Dante Di Benedetto of Las, Vegas, Michael Di Benedetto and his wife Maria of Medford, Carmela Moscaritolo and her husband Mario of Somerville and Anna Bruzzese and her husband Robert of Melrose. He was a loving grandfather to Pablo, Isabella and Stefano. His last surviving sibling is Rocco Di Benedetto of Malden. He also leaves many nieces and nephews through-out the United States and Italy, especially Lorenzo and Geraldine.

My apologies for late posting. If anyone has a good photo of Bruno, please forward it to melendez@alum.mit.edu.

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