Louise “Miss Louise” DeVirgilio November 19, 2020

Louise DeVirgilio “Miss Louise”, 100, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2020. Born in Chester, PA, she was a long-time resident of Brookhaven, PA. During WWII she was a nurse’s aide. After the war she worked for Sun Ray Drugs, W.T. Grant, Ship and Shore, and finished off her working career with Kmart at the age of 95, the oldest known Kmart employee in North America. She was also a machine operator at the polls until she was 98.

Louise was an active member of Our Lady of Charity Catholic Church where she attended mass daily. She also kept busy as an active member of the American Legion Aux., Marine Corps Aux., and the Parkside Fire Company Aux. She absolutely loved planting flowers and gardening and loved to shop. Above all else, she loved being surrounded by her family. Louise loved life and her friends and treated them as family. She was loved by many and will be sorely missed. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 60 years, Albert DeVirgilio; her parents Alexander and Juvanae Merlino; and 3 siblings Mary, Albert, and Gloria.

Louise is survived by her loving children Bert DeVirgilio (Sandy), Genevieve M. Skaggs (late Tom), Maryann Bullen (late Bob) and Joseph DeVirgilio (Marianne); her sister Lillian Cosenza; her 10 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, her loving care giver Ruby Robinson Munde and Mike Higgins.

Funeral Mass Tuesday, 11am at Our Lady of Charity Church, 231 Upland Rd., Brookhaven, PA, 19015. Visitation Tuesday, 10-11am at the church. Burial Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood, PA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123 and/or American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD, 20852. Arrangements made by the Bateman-Allen Funeral Home, Brookhaven, PA. Online condolences can be sent via www.batemanfuneralhome.com

Viewing Tuesday 10-11am at Our Lady of Charity Church, 231 Upland Rd., Brookhaven, PA, 19015 with Mass to follow at 11am. Burial LawnCroft Cemetery, Linwood, Pa.


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    The Huffs says

    Rest in Gods Peace Mom Mom you certainly earned it . Thoughts of you will always bring a smile to our faces .

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    John and Kris Skulski says

    What a nice woman and great friend of Mom and Pop Skulski. They will all be together again.

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    Mike Hess says

    Maryann, I just learned this morning of your Mother’s passing. Jeanne and I unfortunately cannot attend the services are we are both quarantined for COVID. Your Mom was a great lady and icon of Brookhaven. I’m so happy we made her 100th birthday special with the police and fire parade. Your Mother will be remembered in our prayers and mentioned at the borough’s December council meeting. She will always be remembered.

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    Louise was a lovely lady and great neighbor. We will miss her. ❤ Betty Carman & Family on Upland Road.

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    Ruthann (Humphreys) Riley says

    Maryann, your mom was a great lady. I know she will be missed by many people. Sorry for your loss.

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    Candy Inzerillo Berryman says

    Loved seeing your Mother at K-Mart. She was an inspiration to all. Sorry for your loss.

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    Debbie (Bynum) McKinney says

    Maryann, so sorry for your loss. You were truly blessed to have her all of those years. I still remember her smiling face at K-mart. May she rest in peace.

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