Lucille Marie Loverdi, 85, died suddenly in her daughter’s home in Primos on May 5th, 2022. She was born on December 13, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to parents, Charles and Lee DiNardo and was raised in West Philadelphia’s Transfiguration parish with her sisters Charlotte and Rochelle.
Lucille married Charles Loverdi and they eventually moved to Collingdale, Pennsylvania. Lucille raised seven children including Cille (Joseph) Scidurlo, Annie Loverdi (deceased), Richard Loverdi (deceased), Charles (Angela) Loverdi, Carol Loverdi, Jackie (Fran) Wood, and her favorite, Gina Loverdi*. Lucille and Charles were married for 56 years before Charles passed in 2007.
Throughout her life, Lucille enjoyed crossword puzzles, crocheting, arranging flowers, cooking, volunteering, and spending time in Wildwood with her family. Lucille was a voracious reader. Her favorite authors were James Patterson and David Baldacci. She worked after her children grew older as a bakery cashier at Orlando’s Bakery and as a lunch lady for Southeast Delco School District. She volunteered with the ladies of her rosary group at the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Darby assisting with food and clothing donations. She loved children and enjoyed watching her kids and grandchildren playing sports throughout the years.
Mrs. Loverdi is survived by her sister, Rochelle Morello and was preceded in death by her sister Charlotte Moran.
Surviving family members include her 5 adult children, her 7 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Unfortunately, as of the writing of this obituary, we still do not know the secret ingredient that made her meatballs taste so amazingly delicious.
Relatives & friends are invited to attend her visitation on Thursday after 9:30am at the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home, 301 Chester Pike, Norwood, followed by a service at 11am. Int. SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lucille’s name to The American Kidney Fund.
*This assertion is often debated during holidays and special events.