Obituaries

Michael DiFilippo of Landenberg

Michael DiFilippo, 62, of Landenberg, died Saturday, May 19, at the Jennersville Hospital. He was the husband of Kay Vickers DiFilippo, who died in 2003, and with whom he shared 30 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late Mario DiFilippo and the late Winonna Brookert DiFilippo. Mike was a forklift operator at General Motors, Wilmington, ...

 
 

JoAnn M. Ghione of Kennett Square

JoAnn M. Ghione, 73, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, May 15, at her residence. Born in Wilmington, she was the daughter of the late William J. Ghione and the late Amelia Pilotti Ghione. JoAnn was a secretary at Thompson Roses before her retirement. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church. JoAnn is survived by one brother, Vincent Ghione of Wilmington, and one niece ...

 

Karen S. Carpenter

Born in Wilmington,  she was the daughter of the late James & Hazel Carpenter. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Kay Ellen Carpenter. She had a master's degree in education from the University of Delaware and taught at Highlands Elementary School. She enjoyed going to yard sales and shopping at Boscov's. She loved her special animal friends Bridget, ...

 

Emmy Krick of Chester County

Emmy Krick, a long-time local Chester County resident and artist, died on April 22, at the age of 87. Born in Philadelphia in 1930, Emmy attended Philadelphia College of Art & the Academy of Fine Art. After moving to a small farm in Chester County, with her husband Byron, Emmy had two children, Len Krick and Katie Rhoads.  Emmy also has three grandchildren and ...

 

Catherine L. Lucas of Kennett Square

Catherine L. Lucas, 60, of Kennett Square, died Monday, May 14, at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was the daughter of the late Garfield and Edna Davis, widow of Billy Ray Lucas, mother of the late William H. Lucas, and sister of the late James G. Davis. She is survived by her loving partner Raul Ocasio-Torres; four daughters – Rebecca Lucas, Patricia Basham, ...

 

Thomas Michael Singleton of Pittsburgh

Thomas (Tom) Michael Singleton, 45, of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, May 13, at his residence. He was the son of Mike and Lucy Singleton of Parkesburg, Pa. Tom was a self-employed master carpenter who enjoyed his time with family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son US Army SSgt. Jason Brenneman and his wife Anna their two children Zayne and ...

 

Carl J. Morefield of Broomall

Carl J. Morefield, 87, of Broomall, formerly of West Grove, died Sunday, May 13, at the Broomall Presbyterian Home. He was the husband of Theresa Tait Morefield, who passed away this February 13, and with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Laurel Bloomery, Tenn., he was the son of the late Ferd Morefield and the late Margaret Gentry Morefield. Carl was a ...

 

William “Bill” F. Maloney Jr. of West Grove

William “Bill” F. Maloney Jr., 70, of West Grove, died Friday, May 11, at his residence. He was the husband of Mary Ann Frabriso Maloney, with whom he shared 41 years of marriage. Born in Tulsa, Okla., he was the son of the late William F. Maloney Sr. and the late Virginia Dyson Maloney. Bill was a self-employed clinical social worker. He was a member of Resurrection ...

 

Raymond D. McGovern Sr. of West Grove

Raymond D. McGovern Sr., 82, of West Grove, died Tuesday, May 8, at the VA Medical Center Hospice in Coatesville. Born in Kennett Square, he was the son of the late Howard McGovern and the late Helen Moran McGovern. Raymond was a security officer at Longwood Gardens, retiring in 2015, after 40 years of service. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, The ...

 

Frank Steele of West Grove

Frank Steele, 92, of West Grove, died Wednesday, May 9. He was the beloved husband of Kathryn Fisher Steele, with whom he shared 67 years of marriage. Born in Russellville, in 1925, he was the son of the late J. Herman and Velva Gordon Steele. Frank’s mother Velva died when he was six months old and he and his brother John were raised in the Russellville home of his ...

 

Mary Kathleen Badger Hughes of West Grove

Mary Kathleen Badger Hughes, 89, of West Grove, died Monday, May 7, at her home. She was the wife of Lee Hughes, who died in 2015 and with whom she shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Ash County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late William and Cora Thompson Badger. Mary was a machine operator for Denney-Reyburn Tag Company in West Chester for more than 30 years. ...