Frank "Chico" DiBenedetto

Deceased: October 17, 2017

Service Information:

Visitation: Thursday, October 19, 2017 3pm until 9pm
Funeral Mass: Friday 10am at St. Alphonsus Church
1429 West Wellington Avenue
Interment to follow: Mount Carmel Cemetery


Frank "Chico" DiBenedetto, Age 95 WWII Navy Veteran. At peace on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Loving husband of the late Marie Emma for 55 years. Devoted father of Peter (Cheryl Kluck), Del Rita (Gerald) Benkendorf, and Michele "Mickey" (Bill) Blevins. Best Gramps to PJ and Matt. Son of the late Pietro and Benedetta DiBenedetto. Loving brother to the late Sam, the late John (late Mary,) late Rose Kossow, Francis (late Jerald) Gems, Margarita (late Sam) Giovenco. Loving Godfather and uncle to his nieces and nephews. He touched the hearts of family and friends young and old. He was known as the ambassador of Racine Avenue and will be missed by all who knew him. Member of Cement Masons Local 502 for 70 years. Member of American Legion Wayne Wright Post 1052. Special thanks to his mystical friend "Whitey the Horse" who brought laughs too many. Special thanks to the medical team at Presence St. Joseph Hospital for his care. The family is asking in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled Veterans and Honor Flight Chicago 938 W Montana St, Chicago, IL 60614, or to Parkinson's disease research. Wake at Lakeview Funeral home 1458 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, Illinois Thursday October 19, 2017 from 3pm-9pm. Mass at St. Alphonsus Church 1429 West Wellington Avenue, Chicago, Illinois on Friday October 20, 2017 at 10am, interment to follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery.