Doris C. Florio

Doris C. Florio, 92, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 1029 Windfall Road, St. Marys, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2020, at Elk Haven, after a lengthy illness.

She was born December 10, 1927, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Edward and Anna Breindel Wilhelm.  Doris was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School.  She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, St. Anne’s Society, and the Rosary Altar Society.

On November 3, 1948, in the St. Mary’s Church, Doris married Michael F. Florio, who preceded her in death on July 26, 2005.

She is survived by five daughters: Janice Pfeufer and her husband Tony of St. Marys; Victoria Florio of Kane; Joyce Florio of St. Marys; Andrea Florio of St. Marys; and Elaine Viglione and her husband Dennis of St. Marys; two sons: Daniel R. Florio and his wife Donna and Joseph A. Florio, both of St. Marys; a daughter-in-law, Dolores “Lolly” Florio of St. Marys; 14 grandchildren: Steve Florio, Mike Florio, Ann Florio, Tony Pfeufer, Kate Engel, Matt Pfeufer, Mary Pfeufer, Emily Pfeufer, Becky Houy, Dan Florio, Debbie Rippey, Dori Van Beek, Francis Viglione, and Nicole Florio; and by 25 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Doris was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Florio; a son, Michael G. Florio; four sisters: Catherine Kreckel, Louise Young, Rita Bucheit, and Helen Bucheit; and by three brothers: Claude Wilhelm, Edward Wilhelm, and LeRoy Wilhelm.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday morning from 9:30 until 10:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA  15857, or to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Gayle December 1, 2020 at 5:01 pm

To my cousins and their families, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I will miss my dear aunt, and my favorite singing partner. I love her so very much. Take care.

Dave & Kay Gnan December 1, 2020 at 7:18 pm

To the family of Doris Florio,
You have our deepest condolences .
It is so hard to lose someone especially a mother.
Doris will be remembered in our prayers.
May she now rest in peace.
With sympathy,
Dave & Kay Gnan

CHRIS SCHAEFER December 2, 2020 at 7:07 am


Tom Eddy December 2, 2020 at 9:09 am

To the Florio family,
I would like to extend my thoughts and condolences to you all. I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom, whenever I was in her presence always treated me with utmost of respect.
My prayers and thoughts go out to you.
Tom Eddy

Laura and Brian Claypool December 3, 2020 at 10:57 am

Florio Family,
Wanted to extend our condolences during this difficult time, especially with the Holidays upon us. Never easy to lose a mom at any age. Know she is a whisper away, and keep the memories of her close to your hearts!

Hugs and Prayers,
Laura and Brian Claypool

Dan Werner December 4, 2020 at 7:20 am

Tony, Dan, and Family – I am sorry for the loss of your grandmother.

Sharon Farrell Hazen December 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm

To the Florio Family:
I want to pass on my sympathies on the loss of your dear Mother. I remember your Mom as a very sweet lady but I didn’t see her that many times mostly at Halloween when we were looking for treats. I know how it feels to lose that sweet woman who gave you life, and all her love. Again my condolences to the whole family.

Susan Strandberg December 11, 2020 at 6:59 am

I am very sorry for your loss. I spent a lot of time at your house when a kid and your mother was always so sweet and kind. She had given me her recipe for chocolate Italian cookies way back when and to this day they are a huge favorite among my family. Anytime those cookies are made and passed around I always think of your mother.
Her children were certainly blessed to have such a wonderful mother. God Bless You All.
Susie (Tornatore) Strandberg

Dean, Mary, & Ryan Hanes December 12, 2020 at 6:55 pm

So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Dean, Mary, & Ryan Hanes

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