Pa­trick DiFilippo, whose fam­ily ran Nando’s, dies at 33

Palm Beach Daily News - - TODAY -

Pa­trick John DiFilippo of New Or­leans, for­merly of Palm Beach, died from a con­gen­i­tal ar­te­ri­ove­nous mal­for­ma­tion on Wed­nes­day, Aug. 30, 2017. He was 33.

Mr. DiFilippo was born and raised on the is­land. He grad­u­ated from the Drey­foos School of the Arts in 2002 and worked at WPTV-Ch. 5. He at­tended Loyola Univer­sity in New Or­leans and had made the city his home since 2002.

Hav­ing grown up in and around Nando’s, his fam­ily’s Palm Beach restau­rant, he grav­i­tated to­ward a career in the food in­dus­try. He worked in a num­ber of roles in fine din­ing es­tab­lish­ments in Palm Beach and New Or­leans, in­clud­ing Café Boulud, Com­man­der’s Palace and Ar­naud’s. He was a cer­ti­fied som­me­lier and head wine buyer at Bac­cha­nal Wine in New Or­leans which, un­der his direction, was nom­i­nated for a James Beard award.

He is sur­vived by his par­ents, Mary Ferol and Richard DiFilippo; two sis­ters, Gil­lian DiFilippo Wil­lis­ton and Caitlin DiFilippo Obringer and their hus­bands; a nephew Richard Win­field Wil- lis­ton; two nieces, Mary Grace Thomas Wil­lis­ton and Made­line Ferol Obringer; and a ma­ter­nal grand­mother, Rose­mary McAn­drews En­yart.

The fam­ily will re­ceive friends from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tues­day at Quattlebaum Fu­neral, Cre­ma­tion, and Event Cen­ter, 6411 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach. A fu­neral Mass will be cel­e­brated at St. Ed­ward Catholic Church, 144 N. County Road at 10:30 a.m. Wed­nes­day with a re­cep­tion im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing.

Me­mo­rial do­na­tions can be made in Mr. DiFilippo’s name to St. Ann Place, 2107 N Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Mr. DiFilippo

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