Violet Kessler

She always left an impression: Vi was a classy lady, always dressed to the nines. She never lost touch with her Kensington (Fishtown) roots: Vi cheered the Phils till the end. She even got to meet Cole Hamels who confessed he’d played poorly the day before. A true Italian, she gathered everyone to her home occasionally, starting early with a large pot gravy she’d stir throughout the day. Vi enjoyed a nice Manhattan, rocks on the side. Earlier years found her working for RCA and General Electric.
An even earlier job on the assembly line at Philco earned her more than a paycheck. It’s there she’d meet a supervisor named Norman. They’d jitterbug and dine out at the Pub every week. Their 55 year marriage was blessed by their daughter, Karen (Bob) and granddaughter, Jackie.
Come celebrate 87 great years Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 9-10 a.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, 478 Cooper Street, Beverly. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 at Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish, St. Joseph’s Church, Beverly. Interment Monument Cemetery, Beverly. Donations to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton 08053 will be appreciated.

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