Phillippina “Lena” A. Corkadel of West Grove

Phillippina “Lena” A. Corkadel

Phillippina “Lena” A. Corkadel

Phillippina “Lena” A. Corkadel, 71, of West Grove, died Friday, June 26, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She was the wife of William E. Corkadel Sr., with whom she shared 52 years of marriage.

Born in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Diego and Nancy Miscioscia Scimemi.

Lena was a court administration assistant, in the Chester County court system in West Chester, retiring in 2009, after 13 years of service.

Lena was a highly active member at Assumption BVM Church in West Grove, where she was a member of the Columbianettes. She was also a member of the West Grove Senior Center.

She enjoyed reading, going on cruises and being with her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, William E. Corkadel JR  (Laura) of Quarryville; two daughters, Roseanne Ruoff  (Jesse Yip) of Cherry Hill, N.J.  and Suzanne Niemkiewicz  (Ian Hawke) of Avondale; two sisters, Rosie Termine of Boston, Mass, and Josephine Medal of Franklin, Mass.; four grandchildren, Jacqueline, Brandon, Brianna and Trevor.

She was predeceased by one son, Anthony Corkadel; one brother, Anthony Scimemi and two sisters, Grace Ianno and Mary Scimemi

You are invited to visit with Lena’s family and friends from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, at the  Assumption BVM Church, 300 State Road in West Grove. Her funeral mass will follow at 11. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Assumption BVM Church, 300 State Road, West Grove, PA 19390

Online condolences may be made by visiting

Arrangements by the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home in West Grove.

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