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Genoeffa Trosini

November 4, 1919February 5, 2020

Genoeffa Trosini, 100, of Wayne, PA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

She was born in Italy in 1919 and came to the United States in 1954, settling in Wayne, PA. Genoeffa was devoted to her faith and her family. She was the loving wife of the late Giacomo Trosini. She is survived by her daughter, Tobiola (Tina) Lopez (Bernie, husband of Tina) and her two grandsons, Greg and Tim Lopez.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend funeral services on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Services will be held at Our Lady of the Assumption Church located at 35 Old Eagle School Road, Wayne, PA 19087. Visitation in the church’s Sacred Heart Chapel will be held within the hours of 9 AM to 1045 AM followed by a Funeral Mass in the church at 11AM. Interment will be conducted at Calvary Cemetery located at 235 E Matsonford Rd, West Conshohocken, PA 19428.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Genoeffa’s honor to: Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 35 Old Eagle School Road, Wayne, PA 19087.


  • Tobiola Lopez, Daughter


  • Viewing Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Burial at Calvary Cemetery Wednesday, February 12, 2020


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Angie Piccoli-Steady

February 19, 2020

Mrs Trosini was a fine, energetic, and faith-filled woman. She will be dearly missed by her fellow parishioners and those of us who were familiar with her since childhood! Sincere sympathies to daughter Tina and family. Take care and God bless her soul and the family....

Linda Koki

February 12, 2020

Tina, I remember, as a kid, being at your home, in Jenkin’s Arboretum, where your parents, were the caretakers. I loved it when your Mom fed us her salted, rectangular shaped pizza, watching her grind-out her own spaghetti, fashioning her chicken cutlets and pizzelles! The flowers were amazing. It felt like a very special place. But you couldn’t get your car up the steep and winding driveway, in the snow…just park and walk!
I loved when your Mom’s Dad visited for 6 months from Italy! He played the accordion, we danced, and your Mom took home movies! And your Dad, Giacomo, had the coolest ride ever - a 1957 Black Chevy? You could fit 4 people across the back seat, easily, and probably 2 more could sit on the floor! Your Dad was such a happy man; if you didn’t have a smile on your face when you first saw him, you did by the time you left him!
When we moved to Hawaii, 26 years ago, we visited you in PA on vacation. Your Mom always fed us homemade goodies - sausage, meatballs, marinara sauce, pasta, fried dough, tossed salad, her wine, and gave us a big batch of her delicious biscotti to go!
Throughout the years, I loved the pictures on her couch in the living room with your boys and my girls! And in front of her magnanimous purple rhododendron – no one else’s were bigger or more in-bloom!!!
We tried to take her to a restaurant, many times, but she always said, “I can cook better than those people!”
Thanks be to God, we timed our only trip to Italy, so we could celebrate your Mom’s 100th Birthday!
She exemplified: “Begin all things with God. Pray often and go to church. Love your family. Help anyone you can, even in small ways, and you will make a big difference. Spread love, and God’s Blessing to all. Offer all praise, glory and thanksgiving to God – and He will hold you in the Palm of His Hand!” Amen!
God Bless you and your family!
Love always, Conrad, Linda (DiFerdinando) , Cheria, Anastasia and Danielle Koki

Tony Coyer

February 11, 2020

A true blessing for me from joining The Sodality of Our Lady of the Assumption in 2008 was the love and friendship I shared with Genoeffa, an amazing lady of faith and an inspiration to all in our parish. From her front row seat at morning Mass, she would head up the street to La Maison fitness, where a spill off the treadmill might lay her up for a bit... but she was always the comeback queen ! Her determination to keep in motion saw her driving herself until age 92, and keeping house on her own beyond her 100th birthday. If I ever did her a favor, I could be sure that some homemade bread or a batch of pizzelles would be my reward. I will miss the little kiss and "God bless you" as she would be leaving church... and always asking about my family. I'm not shooting for triple digits, but I only hope that I can carry on nearly as well as you, dear Genoeffa... may you live "forever young" in Paradise !

Mary Leon

February 10, 2020

Genoeffa,my mother’s best friend.They spoke every day until Mom passed.When Mom went to live at Devon Manor for 4 years ,Tina took her Mom every week to visit ,and of course Genoeffa brought her pizzelle ,fruit and her famous flan.May you Rest In Peace.Mom will love to see you again.Give her a big hug from us.Love and prayers.Mary,Stan and family.

Crust Arens

February 9, 2020

Zizi, as she was so lovingly known to us, was an inspiration to us all! Always generously cooking for those around her, regular visits to her church and gym kept her body and spirit well cared for. My kids and I will cherish our regular visits with Zizi when visiting from Australia. While looking at many photos of the friends and family in her life, she would be indulging us with drinks, treats, and a little something to tuck in the kids pockets on their way out. She told us over and over how much she loved us, and we loved her right back. Every year, at the end of our visit, she would tell us that she might not be here the next time we came. That went on for 20 years! We will miss you so much on this year’s visit Zizi, but we are happy you are at peace and I know that Zizi Giacomo will be very happy to see you again after all these years. Much love, Cristina, Dave, Vita and Axl

Norma Granito

February 7, 2020

My dearest Tobiola,

Zia was an amazing lady, a spitfire and I feel privileged to have known her. I have so many fond memories of her.
I know you will miss her deeply. I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Sending comforting hugs.

Norma Granito