Obituaries

Julia T. Cavicchio – 2/29/2020

March 3rd, 2020

We honor the passing of Julia T. Cavicchio, 90, formerly of Southwest Philadelphia, who passed away on Saturday, February 29 at Crozer Keystone Hospice at Taylor Hospital.

She was the beloved wife of the late Alfonzo Cavicchio, and was preceded in death by her daughter Julia, her three brothers, and her parents. She is survived by her children, Maria Cavicchio; Carolyn Cavicchio; Stephen Cavicchio and his wife Lanina; Lisa Oakes and her husband Chris; and her much loved grandchildren Sara, Thomas, Emily, Catie, and Maddie.

A first-generation American whose parents came to the United States from Italy, Julia was a lifelong resident of the Delaware Valley, raised in St. Clement’s parish and moving just a few blocks away to St. Barnabas parish after marriage. A graduate of Bartram High School, she worked as a bookkeeper for General Electric at its SW Philadelphia plant before starting a family. She actively supported her children’s involvement with the Catholic Youth Organization, and was a long-time volunteer with the library and convent of St. Barnabas School. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus.

Julia loved music and dance, and met her husband, Al, at Wagner’s Ballroom in Philadelphia; big band and swing music was a constant feature in their home. A voracious reader, she encouraged a similar love of reading in all her children and grandchildren. She loved arts and crafts, donating hand-crafted items to the flea markets she ran for many years as a fundraiser for St. Barnabas. In her later years, she was a resident of Boothwyn, PA, Wilmington, DE, and Chadds Ford, PA.

Her funeral Mass will be celebrated by Monsignor Charles Vance on Friday, March 6th at 11am at St. Barnabas Church, 6300 Buist Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19142. Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday evening from 7-8pm at the Joseph A. Ward Funeral Home, 1459 Market Street, Linwood PA and again on Friday morning from 10-11am in church. Immediately following Mass, burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the hospice in Julia’s memory may be sent to the attention of Director Kim Samuels, Crozer-Keystone Hospice, 200 West Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064.

23 thoughts on “Julia T. Cavicchio – 2/29/2020

  • By Edie Mileham on

    Maria and family, what a beautiful life your mother led! I am sure she left all of you with many cherished memories. May they be a comfort during this sad time.

  • By Catherine Gronemus on

    Maria, what a lovely Mom! I am sorry for you as I know you will miss her greatly. Loving hugs from me.

  • By Carol Chapin on

    Dear Ms. Cavvichio (Maria): We are truly sorry for the loss of your mother, who you described in such affectionate terms. May her memory be a blessing to you and the rest of your family.

  • By Voula Liacopulos on

    Dear Maria:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time. May God bring you all solace and comfort. You have my deepest sympathy.

    Voula Liacopulos

  • By Ellen Gibson Morris on

    Dear Maria and family, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. Sending love.

  • By Cindy Krueger on

    Maria, your mom was so beautiful, just like you! I hope all is well at the service today and wish I could be there. We miss you and are so sorry for your loss.

  • By Audrey King on

    Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. Mathew 5:4. Dearest Stephen, Lanina and family my thoughts and prayers are with you. Warmest Regards, Audrey

  • By Audrey King on

    Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4. Dearest Stephen, Lanina and family my thoughts and prayers are with you. Warmest Regards, Audrey

  • By Jack & Jo Anne Fitzgerald on

    Lisa, we are sorry about your Mom’s Passing.

  • By Irma Gonzalez Bowie on

    Dear Steve, Lanina and family,

    Praying for you and your family to give you comfort in this time of sadness. A mother is with us always, first in her lifetime and forever in your memory.

  • By Irma Gonzalez Bowie on

    Dear Steve and Lanina and family,

    Thinking of you and your family in this the loss of your beautiful mom. My prayers are with you. A mother is always with us in our lifetime and forever in our memory.

  • By Linda Harvey on

    Keeping you and your family in prayer during this time of sadness. I know your mother must have been a very spiritual servant of our Creator. She left you with many memories to be cherished for a lifetime.

  • By Sharon Brown on

    Steve I am so sorry to hear that you loss your mother. May God comfort you and your family at this sad time and may you have peace in knowing she is with our heavenly father.

  • By Beatrice Joyner on

    May the happy memories help you through the days ahead. Marvin & Bea

  • By Beth Cullinane on

    Dearest Carolyn, My heart goes out to you and your family. I can see you so clearly in your beautiful, dancing, crafting, book-loving mother. We are always daughters. Always.

  • By Sheila Penn on

    Stephen and Family, There are no appropriate words to comfort you at this time of loss but always remember your Mother’s Love and memories will always comfort you. May GOD bless you with strength and comfort you with Peace. Sheila Penn

  • By Karanja on

    Steve, sorry for you and your family’s loss. She seemed like a lovely person. Just try to remember the time you had together when things get tough.

  • By Germaine Mccray-McDonald on

    Dear Stephen and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss ,but knowing that your mother is now resting with Jesus, is a great thing .My prayers are with you and your family .Her smile, laughter, love, will never leave you.
    Germaine McDonald.PHDC

  • By Kellyann Zuzulo on

    Sending love and prayers to Carolyn and the entire Cavicchio family. Your mother was a wonderful person. May your memories be a comfort.

  • By Theresa Lineman on

    Sorry for you lose. You are in my thoughts and my prayers.

  • By Denise. Parker on

    Steve, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. I will keep you and your entire family in my prayers.

  • By Ruth Montoya Starr on

    Dearest Carolyn, thank you for sharing yours mom’s tribute to a life well lived. All the best to you and your loving family.

    Ruth
    CWC ‘14

  • By Geri Badler on

    Thinking of you all during this sad and hard time. Hold on to the memories. Sending love and comforting thoughts.

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