Lottie Silvi


First Posted: 2/3/2013

Lottie Silvi, 98, of Plains Township, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 29, 2013, at the United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus, Jenkins Township, where she had been a resident for the past three months.

Born in the Hudson section of Plains Township, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Novak) Benczkowski.

Lottie attended Plains Township schools and was employed as a trimmer in the garment industry. She was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township, and the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sesto Silvi, on Sept. 22, 1985; her son, John Cy Silvi, on July 17, 2000; and her brothers Joseph and Frank Benczkowski. Surviving are her daughter, Cecelia Phillips ,and her husband, Ronald, Plains Township; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Eileen Silvi, West Wyoming; sisters, Isabelle Neishell, Hudson; Johanna Kalinosky, Kingston; Helen Rinkevich, Breaslau; Felicia Bellanco, Pittston, and Marie Sperazza, West Pittston; brother Stanley Benczkowski, Hudson; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of Wesley Village and especially Heather and Kelly for their wonderful care of Lottie.

As per Lottie’s wishes, her funeral services were private. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township. Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plains Township.

Arrangements are by Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lottie’s memory to the Ss. Peter & Paul Church Food Pantry, 13 Hudson Road, Plains Township, PA 18705. Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.

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