She never lost her social ways. Even late in life Lily was never one to let conversation lag; she was a talker. Earlier years found her and her husband active at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Moorestown and the Knights of Columbus. Really all she ever needed was some lively conversation and maybe a Manhattan or two. But what she really loved was being a mom; she was strict, but she raised quality children. If her T.V was one she’d probably be checking out Judge Judy or the History Channel. And at the home her attention shifted to Bingo, ice cream and chocolate candy.
A blind date lead to a romance with a serviceman named Maurice. She and late Maurice wed during the War. When he returned, the city girl moved to the farm. A little bit a culture shock but she certainly thrived. Their marriage was blessed by 4 children: Janice Stilts, Alice (Michael) DeFrancesco, Robert (Vigi) and Joseph (Sharon); 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Come celebrate 95 great years Friday 9-10 a.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 at St. Peter’s Church, Riverside. In lieu of flowers of flowers Donations to Riverview Estates, 303 Bank Ave, Riverton NJ 08077 or Lighthouse Hospice, 1040 Kings Highway N, Cherry Hill 08034 will be appreciated.