Lillian Lovecchio

Lillian Lovecchio, of East Stroudsburg, died on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was the beloved wife of the late Francis A. Lovecchio, M.D., deceased May 2006; mother of the late David E. Lovecchio, deceased November 2002; daughter of the late Sophia and Peter Grivner of Wilkes-Barre; and sister of the late William Grivner, the late Eleanore Grivner and the late Dorothy Mooney.

Lillian was a graduate of GAR High School and also attended Wilkes-Barre Business School and East Stroudsburg University and TOALC classes. She was a former buyer for Lazarus in Wilkes-Barre and Lit Brothers and Gimbles in Philadelphia.

She was past president of the Monroe County Medical Society Auxiliary, first president of the Mother’s Club of Notre Dame High School (ES), past president of the Italian Mutual Club Auxiliary, past president of the Glen Brook Women’s Golf Association and past treasurer for the Women’s Golf Association.

Lillian was an avid golfer and member of many golf associations, including Glen Brook, Shawnee, Delaware Water Gap and Sky Top Country Club. Lil also played in many bridge clubs, was a member of the Torch Club, Alter Rosary Society, Pocono Medical Auxiliary, Elks Club, Sky Top Club and Italian Women’s Association, and member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church.

Lillian also did volunteer work for Meals on Wheels, and organized many golf tournaments and many fundraisers for Notre Dame High School sports and the Exchange Club.

Lillian is survived by her brother, Raymond Grivner and wife Dottie, of Nanticoke; her sister, Marie Keegan, of Ashley; and sister Patricia Judge, of Mountain Top. Lillian is also survived by her children: Nicholas and Mary Ellen Lovecchio, Marc and Angela Lovecchio, Francis Jr. “Toby” and Cathy Lovecchio, Jill Marie Lovecchio, and Christian and Bradi Lovecchio; her grandchildren: Nicole, Sarah (Dave), Nora (Pat), Francis, Peter, Louise, Matthew, Lydia, Henry, Anne Marie, Noah, Addison and Lillian; and her great-grandchildren: Amelia, William, Mae and Benjamin.

Lillian adored her beloved high school sweetheart and husband of 51 years, and loved her children and grandchildren, for they all have brought her so much love and happiness. Lillian’s favorite daughter is Jill, her favorite son is all five of them, her favorite daughter-in-law is all four of them, her favorite grandchild is all 13 of them, and her favorite great-grandchild is all four of them. Lillian had many great times golfing with her family at more than 150 golf courses and snow skiing in various places. She also had many great times at their lake house on Lake Wallenpaupack. Lillian loved people and had many good friends from all over. Lil’s purpose in life was always to be a good and loving wife, a good and loving mother and grandparent, and a loyal friend to all, and a good Christian human being.

There will be a visitation from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home, 23 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 200 Brodhead Ave., East Stroudsburg, with Father Gerald W. Shantillo as celebrant. Entombment will be in the Mountain Laurel Mausoleum at Laurelwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 200 Brodhead Ave., East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.

Submitted by family.