Vickie Lyn Travaline

May 9, 1952April 18, 2014
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Vickie Lyn Travaline nee Brigham passed away peacefully on April 18, 2014 after a three and one half year battle with blood cancer. She fought bravely but succumbed while in hospice care at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The staff of Oncology and Hematology and MICU have our undying gratitude for their competent and compassionate care. Vickie graduated from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA with a degree in Theology and earned a certificate in Directing Ignacian Spirituality from Fairfield University, Fairfield CT. She was a licensed RN. Vickie devoted much of her life to providing opportunities for her children. For her oldest, born with significant developmental disabilities, she was fearsome advocate. For her son and youngest daughter, she strove to give them experiences that would expand their horizons. She is survived by and will be sorely missed by Frank, her husband of 38 years, her daughter Jessie, her son Michael and his wife Jasmine, her daughter Kaela and her husband Phillip, her grandchildren Nicholas, Anastasia, Alexander, and Theodore, her brother Craig and his wife Joanna of Hermon, ME, and her brother Glenn and his wife Geri of New Fairfield, CT. A memorial gathering will be held at Blake-Doyle Funeral Home, 226 Collings Avenue, Collingswood, NJ on Tuesday eve 6-8pm. Funeral services will be held at Old St. Joseph’s Church, 321 Willings Alley, Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday 10 am where friends may call from 9am till time of service.

Arrangements under the direction of Blake-Doyle Funeral Home, Collingswood, NJ.


  • Memorial Visitation Tuesday, April 22, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Eddie Bonett

April 29, 2014

I knew Vickie from our weekday ministry at Old St. Joseph's Church. She was such a kind and joyful spirit. She spoke often of her husband and children. I was honored to know her. She inspired many to a higher faith. May God grant her eternal joy and may He comfort her loved ones here on earth.

Frank Tamru

April 23, 2014

The glow of goodness emitted by Vickie whenever in her company was difficult to ignore. Surrounded by family and friends today in celebrating her life was a vivid reminder of the wonderful person she truly was. May God have a special place of rest for her soul directly by His side. Frank & Robin

Tom Elmer

April 22, 2014

Frank, Jessie, Kayla and Michael - My heart goes out to you and all your family during this difficult time. May you be comforted in this time of sorrow by the memories of the wonderful wife, mother and person Vickie was and all of us who share in this loss.

Janeen Spuler

April 22, 2014

Vickie was one of the sweetest ladies I've ever met. I met her years ago at our home Bible study. She always had a beautiful smile and a kind word.
We ended up at Philadelphia Children's Hiospital once where her little girl had had surgery and my little boy had had his tonsils out. Both of us spent the night there in the same recovery room with our little ones doing what mothers do when giving all to their children.
My heart felt prayers go out to Frank and all of her family.

Luz Marina Diaz

April 22, 2014

Vickie has always been and will be in my heart since I met her. She and I shared together, the experience of learning to lead the Spiritual Exercises of Loyola at Fairfield University. We shared the same house in Fairfield. There, I learned that Vickie was an exemplary mother, an intelligent and spiritual woman, a good classmate and a good friend. She was always cheerful. I send my condolences to all her family members. My prayers are with you!

Martha Soares

April 21, 2014

Our prayers of comfort are with you and family.