On July 7, 2021 George Peter DiBenedetto entered the church triumphant after more than a yearlong battle with esophageal cancer.
George was born in Brighton, Massachusetts in 1948 to Horatia A. Peabody and George P. DiBenedetto both who preceded him in death.
He graduated from Newton High School in 1966 and attended Arizona State College.
Baseball was one of his greatest passions. He was most proud of becoming a walk-on member of the Arizona State baseball team, playing in the Boston Park League and being awarded the Joe Jones Memorial Award for achievement in baseball. He played in various baseball leagues throughout the country including the Stan Musial League. He also coached in many youth baseball leagues.
He met the love of his life, the former Betsy Lee Bigelow in Cape Cod. They married in 1980 and had two sons, George Raymond and Daniel Peter both of Vero Beach. He has 2 twin granddaughters Sophia Rose and Rachel Grace who gave him so much happiness during this past very difficult year. He is also blessed to have such a strong, wonderful daughter-in-law Carla Riveros DiBenedetto.
His sister Maria Guarnaschelli preceded him in death. His sister Lucia DiBenedetto lives in Portland, Maine. His brother Stephen DiBenedetto lives in Austin, Texas. He has one niece Alexandra Guarnaschelli and 2 nephews Allesandro and Marcello DiBenedetto.
He made his career in the wine and spirits industry, beginning as a display man and working his way up to President of Hiram-Walker.
Celebration of his life is planned at the First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach. George was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church and requests that, in lieu of flowers, all donations be given in his name to the First Presbyterian Church.
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