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Philomena M. Hillson

July 28th, 2021

Philomena M. Hillson, 84, of Upper Chichester passed away on Tuesday, July 27th at her home. She was born and raised in Ischia, Italy. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 18, coming to the country on the final voyage of the famed Andrea Doria. Philomena enjoyed going to the casino and taking walks. She also loved to cook, making Sunday pasta dinners for her family. What she enjoyed most, however, was spending time with family.
She was predeceased by her parents, Giovanni & Angela Iacono; sister, Angelina Messina; brother, Vincent Iacono. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, John Hillson, Sr.; Children, John Hillson, Jr. (Maria) and Angela Lamplugh (George); grandchildren, Alexa, Alana, Gabriella, Anthony, and Juliana.
Her funeral service will be held on Friday, July 30th at 11am at the Joseph A. Ward Funeral Home 1459 Market St. Linwood, PA. Friends and family are invited to her viewing from 10-11am. Burial will follow in Lawn Croft Cemetery.

2 thoughts on “Philomena M. Hillson

  1. I haven’t seen Philomena since my wedding in 1980. Her lovely daughter, Angela was my flower girl. I met Philomena at my grandparent’s house when I was little. My grandparents were Antonio and Angelina Iacono. They first lived on Broomall Street in Chester and ran the The Broomall Bar. Then they moved to Mac Dade Blvd. in Woodlyn. I remember Philomena as a beautiful and kind woman. I also remember her sister Angelina. I was saddened to learn of her passing. My prayers are with you, John, and Philomena’s children Angela and John Jr. May she rest in peace.

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