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Margaret Ann (DiFilippo) DiNorscia

May 11, 1926 ~ February 6, 2021 (age 94)


Margaret A. DiNorscia, age 94, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on February 6, 2021.  She was the wife of Alfred J. DiNorscia, with whom she shared 72 years of marriage.  She was born on May 11, 1926, in Kennett Square to the late Eugene and Caroline (Vanore) DiFilippo.  In addition to her parents, Margaret was also predeceased by her brother, Robert DiFilippo, and sisters, Splendora Giuseppe and Virginia Feconda.

Margaret was a 1944 graduate of Kennett High School.  She was a longtime member of St. Patrick Church as well as the Ladies of St. Patrick’s.  For many years, Margaret was a homemaker, and when her children were grown, she spent time working as a bookkeeper for Rex Mushrooms and Losito Mushroom Packing Company, in the cafeteria at Kennett High School and as a nurse’s aide at Kendal-Crosslands.

Margaret was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  She loved listening to music and prior to losing her eyesight, she enjoyed cooking, crafting, reading, and gardening. Most of all, Margaret loved having her family together for Sunday dinners and holidays; she was known for her homemade holiday soup and manicotti, and her famous chocolate cakes.  She was loving, kind, generous, and had a great sense of humor; her smile and contagious laugh could brighten any room.

In addition to her loving husband, Alfred, Margaret is also survived by two daughters, Carolyn Peppernick (Thomas) and Madelyn Behrends, and a son, Alfred J. DiNorscia, Jr., all of Kennett Square; eight grandchildren, Kristen Jellison (Darin), Stephanie Arriviello (Chris), Michael Odorisio (Rachael), Erica Spiekermann (Kyle), A.J. DiNorscia, Anna Behrends (Marcus), Darren DiNorscia, and Jacqulyn DiNorscia-Murphy; and eight great-grandchildren, Noah, Kate, Nicholas, Christopher, Marilyn, Mariana, Mila, and Mila Grace. 

Margaret’s funeral mass and interment will be private and held at a later date. Contributions in her memory may be made to Pocopson Home, Attn: Accounting, 1695 Lenape Road, West Chester, PA, 19382.  Arrangements are by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. (484-734-8100). To view Margaret’s online obituary, please visit

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