Catherine Helen DiFilippo McCreary of Avondale

Catherine Helen DiFilippo McCreary, 87, of Avondale, died June 20, 2016 at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, Pa.

Catherine McCreary
Catherine McCreary

Catherine was born in West Grove, she was the daughter of the late Joseph DiFilippo and Mary Touquilio DiFilippo of West Grove. She was the loving wife of the late Leon Samuel McCreary Sr., who died in 1969. He was the one true love of her life.

Catherine’s greatest love was her family. She is survived by three children; Marie Malchione (Peter) of Avondale, Leon S. McCreary Jr. (Terri) of Abington, Md., and Kathleen Bard (Tony) of Oxford; six grandchildren, Adrienne Malchione (Brad) of Oxford, Nathan McCreary (Tracy) of Fallston, Md., Nicole Allen (Rudy) of Cochranville, Katherine Maxwell (Brian) of Avondale, Brandy Batista of Abington, Md., and Cassandra Gray (Jason) of West Chester; 10 great grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph DiFilippo of Avondale, and Dominick (Norma) DiFilippo of West Grove. Catherine was preceded in death by one brother Anthony J. DiFilippo.

Catherine retired at age 65 from Kendal-Crosslands Life Care Communities, and continued working as a companion to the elderly, and as a teacher’s assistant at Longwood Learning Center.

Catherine’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday June 24, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike Hockessin, DE 19707. Visitation will be from 9 -11 a.m. Burial will be at Saint Patrick Cemetery in Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Masonic Village Employee Fund, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022. Arrangements are being handled by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (610-444-4116) of Kennett Square. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

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