Norma Marie Pia of West Grove

Norma Marie Pia, 85, of West Grove, died Friday, Dec. 31, at Jenner’s Pond Retirement Community in West Grove.  She was the wife of the late Louis J. Pia, who died in 2009 and with whom she shared 56 years of marriage.

Norma Marie Pia

Born in New York, NY she was a daughter of the late Secundo Pavese and the late Henrietta Tartaglino Pavese.

Norma was a longtime member of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church in Avondale.

Norma enjoyed watercolor painting and golf. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing many loving meals for family and friends. Most of all, Norma will be remembered for her kindness, caring, and compassion for her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Survivors include two sons, John J. Pia and his partner Susan Sagers, Michael L. Pia and his wife, Nancy of Chadds Ford, one daughter, Theresa A. Crossan of Landenberg, 10 grandchildren, Michelle Braun (Derek), Meredith Kosmoski (Peter), John M. Pia (Stephanie), Kristin Hayman (Jordan), Lisa Reed (Hunter) Amy Clark (Jamie), Michael W. Pia (Stephanie) Jennifer Basciani (Vince), Nicholas Toto and Allison Fehnel (Andrew); and 22 great-grandchildren, Crew Braun, Piper and Paisely Kosmoski, Penelope and Paris Pia, Evalyn Hayman, Sawyer and Cohen Reed, Abby and Tyler Clark, Louis and Oscar Pia, Vinnie and Lucy Basciani, Nicky, Kayla, Leeah, Mason, Madison and Kaden Toto, and Gia and Emmy Fehnel.

Norma’s funeral will be held privately at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Avondale. Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital  Arrangements are by Matthew J. Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. (484-734-8100). To view her online obituary, please visit

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