Norma "Jean"'s Story
Norma "Jean" Benedetto, of 339 E. Jamestown Road, Greenville, (West Salem Township), formerly of 6 Park Ave., Greenville, passed away at 12:42 pm on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at St. Paul's in Greenville, following a brief illness. She was 88.
Jean was born in Greenville on May 26, 1929, to the late, Albert and Alice (Long) Mowry.
She was a former member of the Lakeside Evangelical Congregational Church in Transfer, where she formed the Lakeside Piecemaker Quilters. Jean was a current member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville.
She was a 1948 graduate of the former Penn High School in Greenville and spent most of her life as a homemaker.
Jean enjoyed sewing and quilting, especially when it came to making clothing and quilts for her children and grandchildren. She also liked cooking for her family, reading, and attending a weekly women's bible study group.
She was married to Daniel G. Benedetto in November 1965. He preceded her in death on April 7, 1995.
Jean is survived by: four children, Karen I. Anderson, and her husband, James, of Greenville, Thomas J. DeArment, and his wife, Sandy, of New Kent County, Va., Connie A. Phillips, and her husband, Cohen, of Sharpsville, and Julie D. Benedetto, and her companion, James "Jimbo" A. Mosconi Jr., of Greenville; two brothers, Harvey D. Mowry of Greenville, and Harry "Sonny" T. Mowry, and his wife, Mary, of Defiance, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Alex T. Benedetto of Greenville, Shauna M. Phillips of Sharpsville, Abby N. Burnett and her companion, Brandon Moore, of Greenville, Austin E. Burnett of Greenville, Hannah K. Phillips of Sharpsville, Victor J. Anderson of Greenville, Taunya Moscato and her companion, Mike Dzula, of New Kent County, Va., and Lee Lisi, and his wife, Sarah, of New Kent County, Va.; and three great-grandchildren, Sophia Moore, Nathan Dzula, and Parker Lisi.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by: three brothers, Donald C. Mowry, Albert Mowry, Jr., and William Mowry; a sister, Evelyn McCracken; and her first husband, James DeArment.
Memorial contributions can be made to First United Methodist Church, 73 Clinton St., Greenville, PA 16125.
Norma "Jean", 88, of 339 E. Jamestown Road, Greenville, (West Salem Township), formerly of 6 Park Ave., Greenville.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday (6-19-17) at OSBORNE-WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES Inc., 73-75 Columbia Ave., Greenville. Messages of sympathy, stories, and photos can be shared at www.osborne-williams.com.
Service: A funeral with committal prayers will follow the visitation at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Monday.
Burial: Shenango Valley Cemetery, Greenville, at a later date.
Published on June 15, 2017