Phyllis Timbario, of Norristown, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Saturday, July 10, 2021. She was 101 years old. Born February 23, 1920, in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late Urbano and Philomena Mancini, and beloved wife of the late Joseph Timbario.
Phyllis is survived by three of her four beloved sons, Joseph Timbario, Jr.(wife-Joann), Kenneth Timbario (wife-Theresa), and Robert Timbario (wife-MaryRose). Her son, Thomas Timbario, and his wife, Sally, preceded her in death, as did her six siblings.
Phyllis has 11 grandchildren: Dawn Francis, Shaun Timbario, Lisa Salvo, Sheri Sejda, Thomas Timbario, Michele Pavelik, Jennifer Boccelli, Robin Evans, Marisa Self, Adam Timbario, and Robert Timbario. She has 24 great grandchildren: Ryan Francis, Faith Francis, Shaun Thomas Timbario, Kenny Salvo, Jr., Alyssa Salvo, James Salvo, Matthew Salvo, Michael Sejda, Ryan Sejda, Danielle Ciaccio, Brittany Timbario, Thomas Timbario, Victoria Timbario, Lauren Pavelik, Morgan Pavelik, Tyler Boccelli, Ava Boccelli, Madison Evans, Brady Evans, Bruce Self, Soloman Self, Sabine Self, Kandice Timbario, and Hazel Timbario. She has three great, great grandchildren: Hunter Salvo, Sadie Salvo, and Kinsley Romano.
Phyllis was a life-long homemaker who loved to welcome her large Italian family every Sunday afternoon for delicious, home-cooked meals. She lived 101 years with a sharp memory that could easily recall the names, ages, dates, and special interests of anyone she met. One of her favorite past times was talking about the many accomplishments of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the quintessential “proud Grandmom,” who was also affectionally called “GG Mom.”
Phyllis was a woman of deep faith. For several years, she served on the Lady’s Sodality at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Black Horse section of Norristown. While she loved the Lord, she also loved watching sports, always cheering on her favorite Philadelphia teams, especially the Phillies.
Remarkably, Phyllis’ life was bookended by pandemics – namely, the Spanish Flu at the time of her birth, and COVID-19 at the time of her death. She celebrated her 100 birthday in February 2020 surrounded by family and friends in Genesis Healthcare Center in Norristown where she resided up until her death. Phyllis was a blessing to all who loved her, and she will be sincerely missed.
Relatives and friends can extend their condolences on Wednesday, July 14 from 10 AM to 11 AM, with a funeral service starting at 11 AM, at Volpe Funeral Home, 707 W. Germantown Pike at Whitehall Rd., East Norriton. Interment will be private.
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