Hedwig Jankowski Masciantonio of Chadds Ford

Hedwig Jankowski Masciantonio, 94, of Chadds Ford, died Sunday, Dec. 4, at Pocopson Home in Pocopson Township. She was the wife of the late John P. Masciantonio who died in 2001 and with whom she shared 46 years of marriage.

Hedwig Jankowski Masciantonio

Hedwig Jankowski Masciantonio

Born in Wilmington, she was the daughter of the late John and the late Martha (Gawinska) Jankowski.

Hedy devoted untiring love and energy to the care and upbringing of her family. She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen Cross and her husband Robert of Landenberg, and Marie Masciantonio of Glen Mills; her son, David Masciantonio, of Hamburg, and four grandchildren, Emily Link and her husband Philip of Wilmington, Anthony Cross of Columbia, Md., and Anna and Elizabeth Masciantonio, both of Glen Mills.

Hedy lived a life of unwavering faith and selfless service to God and church. She was one of the founding mothers of St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Chadds Ford, helping the parish grow from its earliest years into a flourishing spiritual community. Among her many parish activities, she was past president of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality.

You are invited to visit with Hedy's family and friends from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at St. Cornelius Catholic Church, 160 Ridge Rd., Chadds Ford, PA 19317. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington.

Contributions in Hedy's memory may be made to the Special Olympics Delaware, 619 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE 19716.  Arrangements are by Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116) of Kennett Square.  To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.griecocares.com

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