Lottie Silvi

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 the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Novak Benczkowski.

Lottie attended Plains Township schools and was employed as a trimmer by the garment industry.

She was a member of Ss. Peter and 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; 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; 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 are to be private and reserved for her family only. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township. Interment will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plains Township. A private family viewing will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ss. Peter and Paul Church Food Pantry, 13 Hudson Road, Plains Township, PA 18705, in Lottie's memory.

Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 30, 2013