OBITUARY

Lena M. Alleva

June 22, 1922June 15, 2012

LENA (NEE MADONNA) ALLEVA AGE 89 DIED ON JUNE 15, 2012 AT THE BROOMALL PRESBYTERIAN VILLAGE. SHE WAS RESIDENT OF PAOLI SINCE 1953.

SHE WAS BORN IN CAMDEN, NJ DAUGHTER OF THE LATE JOSEPH AND ASSUNTA MADONNA AND A GRADUATE OF CAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL. IN 1953, LENA AND HER LATE HUSBAND VINCENT C. ALLEVA FOUNDED THE ALLEVA FUNERAL HOME OF PAOLI. SHE CONTINUED AS AN OWER OF THE FUNERAL HOME UNTIL 1981. FROM 1981 TO 2003 SHE STILL REMAINED AS AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN THE BUSINESS UNTIL HER RETIREMENT IN 2003.

SHE HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF ST. NORBERT CHURCH FOR THE PAST 54 YEARS. HER MAIN PASSION OUTSIDE OF THE LOVE OF HER FAMILY WAS COOKING. SHE ENJOYED MAKING HOMEMADE PASTA DISHES FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER Children SUSAN (KEN) NEELD, CHARLES V. (JUDITH) AND STEPHEN J. (AMY). EIGHT GRANDCHILDREN AND FOUR GREAT GRANDCHILDREN AND SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS.

IN ADDITION TO HER HUSBAND, VINCENT C., SHE IS PRECEEDED IN DEATH BY HER BROTHER, JOHN MADONNA AND SISTER, ANNA QUICI.

RELATIVES AND FRIENDS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL 10:00 AM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, AT ST. NORBERT CHURCH, LEOPARD ROAD, PAOLI. INTERNMENT AT ST. AGNES CEMETARY, WEST CHESTER, PA. VIEWING TUESDAY, EVE. 6-8 PM AT THE ALLEVA FUNERAL HOME, INC. 1724 E. LANCASTER AVENUE, PAOLI, PA. FLOWERS OR MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS MAY BE MADE TO THE ALZHEIMERS FOUNDATION, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY. 10001

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, June 19, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 20, 2012
  • Committal Service Wednesday, June 20, 2012
REMEMBERING

Lena M. Alleva

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Mary-Jo Toroni

July 13, 2012

Susan, Chuckie, and Stevie, I had NO idea your Mom passed away SO recently. I have GREAT memories of the clam bakes and fond times of our families being together. I simply loved my Aunt Lena! Please accept my condolences. I am so sorry for your heartfelt loss.

Vince and Cathy (Marrella) Caprio

June 25, 2012

Dear Susan, Chuck, Steve and your families,

I am sorry I missed your Mother's funeral. We were out of town visiting our daughter. The gallery of pictures you posted brought back lots of memories. Your Mother was always so kind to us. I will always have the fondest memories of her as well as your Dad and your whole family. In my growing up years,our family shared so many good times at your home in Paoli and a memorable vacation at your Sea Isle City house. Now she is in her heavenly home with your Dad and her many family and friends who have been waiting for her.

June 24, 2012

Dear Steve: We were sorry to hear about your mom. Even though we did not know her, we are sure that we knew her through your kindness and compassion. We are so sorry for your loss. The Robert & Lucy Forcine Family

June 22, 2012

Dear Steve, I'm so sorry I missed your Mother's funeral! I have very fond memories of her when my Aunt's had the flower shop in Devon many years ago and your Dad was still with us. May you and yours be consoled and may her soul rest in peace. Fondly, Ed & Robin Rofi

June 21, 2012

Susan:
Sorry to read this news. May she rest in peace.
(I don't know if you remember me- Carol Hoyler- Tate,, but I certainly remember you and all your family has done for mine.

Denise Antonini

June 21, 2012

Sorry about your Mom. Was a Great Lady, BTW Cute pictures

June 20, 2012

Dear Alleva Family, So sorry to hear about your Mom. Your memories will keep her forever in your hearts. Please accept my sincere condolences. Toni Garland (Campanese).

Joe, Donna and Briana Cappelli

June 19, 2012

Steve and Chuck,

I am sorry to hear about your mother. We are thinking about you and your family.

June 19, 2012

Steve and Family,
Please accept out sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. May she rest in peace. Our prayers go out to you and the rest of the Alleva Family.
Marty & Peggy Jones

Ray Kraft

June 19, 2012

Chuck and Steve, Sorry to hear about your mom,she was a great lady. I had a lot of laughs with her and uncle johnny. Ray Kraft