Matilda S. Santucci, formerly of Chester County

Matilda S. Santucci, 85, longtime
resident of Chester County, recently of Philadelphia, died Monday, Jan. 24 at
Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. She was the wife of the late
Salvatore Santucci who died in 2005 and with whom she shared 56 years of
marriage.

Born in Italy, she was the daughter of
the late Israel and Mary DiVirgilio Santilli.

Matilda was a registered nurse who
worked for Hahnemann Hospital, Dr. Mercer, Cheyney University and Lincoln
University.

She was listed on the American
Immigrant Wall of Honor at Ellis Island and in the Who’s Who of Chester County.

She is survived by her son, Steven J.
Santucci of Yardley; one daughter, Nancy S. Cohen of Philadelphia; two sisters,
Clara Hatton and Laura Huffman, four grandchildren, Susan Santucci-Parr,
Stephanie Santucci, Joshua Cohen, and Julia Cohen.

In addition to her husband and parents,
she was predeceased by one son, Jeffrey Santucci.

A memorial service celebrating the
lives of Matilda Santucci and her late husband, Salvatore Santucci who passed
away on Oct. 8, 2005 will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Kuzo
& Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square. You may visit
with the family from 10:30 -11 a.m.

A WWII veteran, Salvatore Santucci
honorably served in the Army Air Corps. He was a graduate of Goldey Beacom
College and was self-employed as a mushroom farmer in Chester County.

Arrangements by Cleveland & Grieco
Funeral Home, Avondale, PA 19311 (610-268-2166)

Online condolences may be sent by
visiting www.griecocares.com

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