SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

January 6, 2014

Ottavio A. 'Nick' DiBenedetto, 89


Danvers — Ottavio A. “Nick” DiBenedetto, 89, formerly of Lexington and Ft. Myers, Fla., peacefully passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014, in his daughter’s home in Danvers. He was the husband of the late Angelina (Cudelessi) DiBenedetto.

Born in Boston on February 12, 1924, he was the son of the late Natale and Annie (Damiano) DiBenedetto. Nick was raised and educated in Brighton, and graduated from Brighton High School. He served our country with the U.S. Army during WWII and was honorably discharged. Nick resided in Danvers for many years before moving to Lexington. He was the proprietor of Dunkin' Donuts Shops in Lexington and Bedford. Nick was able to retire at the early age of 55, and moved to Ft. Myers with his wife, Angie. For the past few years, he has resided with his daughter in Danvers. He enjoyed going to the Senior Center in Danvers on Thursdays, where he met many new friends and rekindled his passion for dancing.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and James Pszenny of Danvers; a son, James DiBenedetto and his companion, Toni Elam of Danvers; a grandson, Jaime Pszenny, also of Danvers; and his companion, Catherine Trepinski of Ft. Myers. He was predeceased by a son, Michael DiBenedetto.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral services are private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Friends of Danvers Council on Aging, 25 Stone St., Danvers, MA 01923.

Condolences can be found at www.LyonsFuneral.com.