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Lillie J. Tornatore | 83

January 3, 1939 - November 2, 2022

Lillie J. Tornatore, 83, of 1007 Windfall Road, St. Marys, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at her home, in her comfy chair, following a lengthy illness.

She was born January 3, 1939, in Curwensville, daughter of the late Arthur and Violet Craddock Winters, Sr.  She was a lifelong resident of the area, attended Curwensville schools, and enjoyed her time as caretaker of The Pines for many years.

She is survived by six daughters: Susan Strandberg of Treasure Lake, Josie Hill (Gary) of Pasadena, MD, Sheryl Smith of St. Marys, Katie Tornatore of St. Marys, Lorie “Chip” Hayes (Chris) of Kersey, and Lisa Merat (Bob) of St. Marys; two sons: Robert Tornatore, Jr. of St. Marys and Tom Tornatore of Lakeside, CA; her 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; and by several nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, Lillie was preceded in death by a grandson, Jesse Denio in 2013; her siblings: Arthur Winters, Jr., Twila Briskar, Joy Rickard, and Donny Winters in infancy.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Lillie was an avid reader and enjoyed watching her Pittsburgh Steelers and Nittany Lions.  The house came to a stand-still on Steeler Sunday and those closest to Lillie knew not to call the house when the game was on.  She enjoyed her work, took pride in her community, and cherished each day with her family and friends.  She will be missed.

Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 10:30 AM the Rev. Scott Wiest, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, November 4, 2022 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Penn Highlands Community Nurses, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Events

Visitation

November 4, 2022
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

November 5, 2022
10:30 AM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Final Resting Place

November 5, 2022
11:30 AM
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall

7 Comments

  1. To all of Lil’s family, offering my deepest sympathies to all of you, your Mom was a sweet lady and she was a great neighbor too.

  2. Sincere condolences to the entire family. Your mom was a “rock” to all that knew her! God Bless!

  3. Sending our sincere sympathy to the Tornatore family. Keeping you all in our prayers.

  4. Our Deepest Sympathy to the family, may God be with you and His peace at this difficult time.

  5. So sorry about your mom, our prayers for peace for all of you during this difficult time
    Laura and Brian

  6. My thoughts and prayers to the entire Tornatore family. Your Mom was truly a wonderful lady and I have fond memories of her that I will always cherish. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers

  7. Sending our sympathies to all the Tornatore family & may God’s peace and comfort be with each one of you.

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