Jean L. Piombino
February 9, 1928 – June 7, 2021
Jean L. Piombino (93), of Berwyn, PA, passed away on June 7, 2021. Her beautiful story began in West Chester, PA, on February 9, 1928, when she was born to the late John and Della Pinkerton.
Jean grew up in Malvern, PA, with her parents, grandfather, and brother Jack in a quiet neighborhood that she often spoke of with great fondness. She later attended Tredyffrin-Easttown High School where she was known as “Pinky,” and met her future beloved husband, Natale (Pat) Piombino.
Pat and Jean married and built a beautiful home in Berwyn where they lovingly raised four delightful daughters to whom they devoted their lives. Jean eventually became Nana to 9 adoring grandchildren and Aunt Jean to her many nieces and nephews.
Once she raised her children, Jean made the decision to volunteer her services at the Paoli Memorial Hospital where she went on to work for many years as the bookkeeper for the hospital’s Palm Tree Thrift Shop. There, everyone knew her by her nickname, “Bookie.” Eventually, she retired, but it didn’t last long. She then went to work for American Financial Group in Berwyn where she was known for her speedy filing skills and was appropriately nicknamed “Jean, Jean, the Filing Machine!” At the ripe age of 80, she wasn’t done yet! Even after recovering from a stroke, “Jeannie” - as they called her at Sofia’s Doll Shop - continued working. She joined the team there and took on many miscellaneous responsibilities until only a few years ago when she found her pleasure at home doing puzzles, reading books on her iPad, gardening, and following her beloved Philadelphia Sports Teams - the Phillies and the “Iggles” - until she peacefully passed away on the morning of June 7, 2021.
Beloved to all, Jean possessed every quality of a genuine human being: gracious, generous, sweet, gentle, and humble. She loved all and was loved in return for her simple beauty. She was preceded in death by her husband, Natale L. Piombino, her son-in-law, Peter Cowell, and her Grandson, Ross Edlund. She is survived by her children, Brenda Miller (Philip), Susan Cowell, Diane Kane (Tim) and Jane Scilovati (Peter) and grandchildren Philip, Adam, Ben, Patrick, Tara, Alec, Natalie and Luke, brother Jack (Marilyn).
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday June 13 2021 from 6pm to 8pm at Alleva’s Funeral Home, 1724 East Lancaster Ave., Paoli PA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday June 14 at St. Monica’s Church, 63 Main Ave., Berwyn, PA. Interment will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery in King of Prussia, PA. In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made in Jean’s memory to the Philadelphia Eagles Autism Foundation by following this link https://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/eaglesautismfoundation/ or mail check to Eagles Autism Foundation; One NovaCare Way, Philadelphia PA, 19145.
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Monday, June 14, 2021
Burial at St. Augustine Cemetery
Monday, June 14, 2021
Jean L. Piombino
June 13, 2021
Aunt Jean was a spritely, loving aunt who was kind, generous of heart, non-judgmental, caring and consistently humorous. She always made her home welcoming to me ever since I was little. I will long remember Aunt Jean wrapped in her afghan and watching TV in her warm and inviting den ... and the beautiful Christmas tree that was decorated superbly each holiday season. Summers when I was very young were often spent with Aunt Jean when she would graciously allow me to stay for several days in the Stone Harbor house she and Uncle Pat would rent. I have very fond memories of those warm summer breezes enjoyed on the deck with her sitting close by. As well, her deviled eggs and scrumptious cheesecake were both heavenly.
Thank you, Aunt Jean, for also being a friend to my mom ... For helping to always support me, even if you didn't know how much ... And for creating treasured memories of you that I will hold forever.
I will miss your lightheartedness, laughter, and love for a long, long, long time.
June 9, 2021
Jane, Brenda, Diane and Susan…
I’m so glad to have known your mom and want you to know she was always considered a rock star at Sophia’s. Through her, I got to know your children and spouses and I began to feel like part of her very large family. She was sharp minded and spoke directly without mincing words…not to mention a snappy dresser and her perfectly coiffed hair. I will miss her and the time we spent together and I am so grateful to have known her.