Stephanie Grace Donnelly, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away July 27th, 2021 at the age of 40. Loving daughter of Christine Mooney. Beloved sister of Patrick Donnelly and sister-in-law of Brittany. She will be missed by her nieces and nephews Ian, Mason and Savannah. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Stephanie’s life on Thursday August 5th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Stephanie’s family during the viewing from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a Words of Remembrance service in the funeral home at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Stephanie’s memory to The Pink Elephant Movement. Click Here.


Luigi Morelli, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, born in Roggiano Gravina Italy, passed away July 27th, 2021 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of the late Filomena Morelli. Loving father of Frank Morelli (Wendy) and Jim Morelli (Brooke). Devoted grandfather of Lily, Danny, Colin, Taylor, Charles, Alena and Max “Massimo.” He will be missed by his siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Luigi’s life on Monday August 2nd at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) You may visit and comfort Luigi’s family during the viewing from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a Prayer Service in the funeral home at 11:00AM. Burial to follow in Magnolia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Luigi’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association. Click Here.


Dolores A. Boggess, (nee Vessella) of the Frankford section of Philadelphia, passed away on July 27th, 2021, at age 78. Loving mother of Kevin Gallagher, Debra Gallagher, Margaret Gallagher, Dora Boggess and Mark Boggess (Jen). Devoted grandmom of 13 and great grandmother of 9. Sadly missed by her 2 sisters and 3 brothers as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 2 grandchildren, Christopher Strickland and Leilani Boggess. Loving companion of Kevin Cox.  Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Tuesday, August 3rd, from 9:30am – 11:00am at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) There will be a prayer service at 11:00am in the funeral home with burial to follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.


Thomas Barnes, of Springfield PA, passed away June 22nd, 2021 at the age of 67. Son of the late Mary and James Barnes. Loving brother of Danny Barnes (Betty), Lawrence Barnes (the late Michelle), Robert Barnes, James Barnes (Agnes), Kelly Barnes and the late Michael Barnes. Long time companion of Karl Buchert. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and his Aunt Clare. At the request of the family there will be no servies as Thomas’ wishes were to be cremated. Please keep them in your prayers.


Timothy Leader, of the Juniata section of Philadelphia, passed away July 21st, 2021 at the age of 58. Beloved husband of 35 years to Charlene Leader. Loving father of Timothy, Jr., Dana and Michael (MaryAnne). Cherished grandfather of Kaylanie, Nova, Alana, Ashley, Michael and Jacob. Dear brother of Michael Andrew and the late Debbie. Timothy will be remembered for being hardworking, a loving man as well as a wonderful husband and father. He will be deeply missed by all who loved him. 


Joseph John Wasiuta “Jay”, of the Mayfair section of Philadephia, passed away July 21st, 2021 at the age of 61. Loving son of Joseph Wasiuta and the late Peggy Wasiuta. Beloved brother of Susan Leon (John) and Josephine Pavlichko (Albert). Cherished uncle of Mickey, Andrew, Kristen, Alison, Heather and Sean. Great uncle of Athena, Corrina, Alexis, Taylor, Blake, Carter, Brynley and Callie. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Jay’s life on Tuesday July 27th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Jay’s family during the viewing from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a Prayer Service at 11:00AM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Jay’s memory to the  American Cancer Society. Click Here.


Louise Sophia Voutsinos, of the Foxchase section of Philadelphia, passed away on July 17th, 2021, at age 87. Beloved wife of the late George Voutsinos. Loving mother of Frank Voutsinos (Carol),  Angelo Voutsinos (Wendy), Grammatiki Ioannou (Panagiotis) and  Andreas Voutsinos (Anne-Marie). Grandmother of George Voutsinos (Ada), Pamela Voutsinos (Lee Metzger),  Nicholas Voutsinos, James Voutsinos,  Basileios Ioannou, Maria Ioannou, Matthew Voutsinos and Ava Voutsinos, great grandmother of Lucas Voutsinos and Valentino Voutsinos. Also survived by her sisters, Nettie Nugent, Irene Kampman and Elaine Bryson. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Wednesday, July 28th from 10:00am – 11:00am at Annunciation Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church, 7921 Old York Rd., Elkins Park, PA 19027. There will be a funeral mass at 11:00am with burial to follow in Lawnview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Louise’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. DONATE HERE


Harry R. Foster Sr., of Levittown PA, formerly of Philadelphia, passed away July 16th, 2021 at the age of 80. Beloved father of Anna M. Foster (Patrick D. Farrell), Maureen Walker (John) and Harry R. Foster Jr. (Melissa). Loving grandfather of 10 grandchildren and great-grandfather of 13 great-grandchildren. Harry is survived by his 3 siblings and is preceded in death by 7 siblings. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Harry’s life on Saturday July 24th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Harry’s family during the viewing from 9:30AM-10:30AM. Service to follow at 10:30am. There will be no cemetery that day as Harry’s wishes were to be cremated. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Harry’s memory to the Gift of Life. Click Here.


Dolores M. McGoldrick  “Lori” (nee McCandless), longtime former resident of the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, passed away on July 18th, 2021, at age 85. Beloved wife of the late William B. McGoldrick, Sr. Loving mother of William B. McGoldrick, Jr. (Eileen), John McGoldrick (Andrea), Robert McGoldrick, Joseph McGoldrick (Colleen) and Dolores “Dee” McGoldrick (James). Sister of Veronica McCafferty. Lovingly missed by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Thursday July 22nd from 9:30 am – 10:30 am in St. Timothy RC Church, 3001 Levick St. Phila., PA 19149. There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:30am with burial to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider donations in Dolores’ memory to St. Timothy Church at the address listed above.   


Thomas M. Saunders, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on July 18th, 2021, at age 59. Beloved husband of Rita (nee O’Grady). Loving father of Connie Marie Leon, Thomas M. Saunders, Jr., James Saunders, Michael Saunders and Jude Saunders. Sadly missed by his sisters, Suzanne Joyce (the late John), Maureen Smith (Michael), Eileen Saunders (Jimmy) and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by one brother John Saunders as well as his parents, John and Suzanne Saunders.  Loving son-in-law of Helen O’Grady. Lovingly missed by his extended O’Grady family.  Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Friday, July 23rd from 9:00am – 10:30 am in St. Timothy RC Church, 3001 Levick St. Phila., PA 19149.  There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:30am with burial to follow in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Thomas’ memory to St. Timothy Church at the address listed above. 


Samantha Motyl, of the Tacony section of Philadelphia, sadly passed away July 15th, 2021, after a long and valiant fight with cancer. She recently celebrated her 20th birthday on July 10th with her loving family. Beloved daughter of Karen Schreiber Evans. Loving sister of Daniel Motyl. Dear grand-daughter of Eunice Schreiber (Lawrence). Cherished niece of Lori Schmidheiser (Bill), Steven Schreiber, Thomas Schreiber and the late Larry Schreiber. She is also survived by her step-father Raymond Evans as well as several cousins, aunts and uncles. Sam graduated from Tacony Academy Charter School in 2019, with honors. She was always thoughtful of others, and was planning to to go to Holy Family University to become a nurse, to help other children with afflictions. Sam loved to play Volleyball, and spend time at the shore visiting her great-uncle Chris and late great-aunt Audrey. She enjoyed Chris’s corny jokes. Sam will also be deeply missed by her great-aunt Rhoda Krovich. Sam was very artistic and loved to draw and paint for her family. Sam was also a huge fan of the rock band, KISS, and had many friends in the KISS Army. Gene Simmons recently gave Sam a shoutout video on Facebook as well as a beautiful new Axe bass guitar. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Sam’s life on Thursday July 22nd at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Sam’s family during the viewing from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a prayer service in the funeral home at 11:00AM, with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers please make donations in  Sam’s memory to CHOP, Oncology Dept.  Click Here.


Ramon N. Rodriguez, Jr, 6 years of age, went to be with the angels in heaven, on July 1st, 2021. Beloved son of Lymari Mendez and Ramon Rodriguez, Sr.. Loving grandson of Angel Negron and Marisol Mendez, Zenaida Portlatin and Florencio Mendez. Sadly missed by his 2 sisters, Ariela Rodriguez and Iszabella Mendez as well as many loving cousins, aunts and uncles. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Friday, July 16th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). You may visit and comfort Ramon’s family during the viewing from 9:30am-11:00am in the funeral home. There will be a Prayer Service at 11:00am with burial to follow in Greenmount Cemetery. 


Ruthena A.A. Rhodes, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away July 1st, 2021 at the age of 46. Beloved daughter of Beverly Rhodes. Loving mother of Kajuan, Azhane, Chilena and JayZon. Dear sister of Monique and Amiri. She is also survived by a host of aunts, cousins and friends. All are invited to attend Ruthena’s Viewing and Service on Wednesday July 21st at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila. PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Ruthena’s family during the viewing from 9:30AM-11:00AM. Words of Remembrance service will be held at 11:00AM in the funeral home. There will be no cemetery that day as Ruthena’s wishes were to be cremated. 


Loretta Shields (nee Schiliro) of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on July 9th, 2021, at age 60. Loving mother of Michael Shields (Ava) and Gina Shields. Sadly missed by her siblings, Joseph Schiliro (Mary) and Carla Schiliro and many nieces and nephews.  Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation and funeral on Tuesday, July 13th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). You may visit and comfort Loretta’s family during the visitation from 9:30am – 11:00am in the funeral home. Words of Remembrance Service to follow at 11:00 am. Further arrangements will be held in private by Loretta’s family. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Loretta’s memory to Foxchase Cancer Center. Donate Here


Carlos J. Ferrer, Sr., of the Frankford section of Philadelphia, passed away on June 30th, 2021, at the age of 55. He is preceded in death by his mother Luz Maria Cabrera Rios, and his late wife of Ginettajo Ferrer.  Loving father of Gina Ferrer and Carlos J. Ferrer, Jr. (Aliscia)., Devoted grandfather of Atticus, Summer, Alana, Amiyah, Destini and Dahvian. Sadly missed by his father, Ramon Rosa. Brother of Marisol Davila, Brenda Ferrer Cabrera and Victor Rodriguez. At the request of  Carlos’  family there will be no services. 


Raymond Segal, a resident of the Roosevelt Rehab Center, passed away July 6th, 2021 at the age of 89. May he rest in peace. Raymond’s Graveside Service will be on Tuesday July 13th at 12:30pm, Beechwood Cemetery in Bensalem, PA.


Jolene M. Gray, age 53, passed away suddenly on July 2nd, 2021. Beloved mother of Audrey Gray and the late Kasarah Acevedo.  Cherished grandmother of Jayden Acevedo. Loving daughter of Bess Astillero – Crouch (the late Bud). Also survived by her siblings, Debralynn Combs, Audrey Cordero, Justin Astillero (Leah), Jeffrey Astillero (Rebecca) and Gregory Crouch (Pam). Sadly missed by many aunts uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation and funeral on Monday July 12th, at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) You may visit and comfort Jolene’s family from 9:30am – 11:00am in the funeral home. There will be a prayer service at 11:00 am with burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Please omit flowers and make donations to Jolene’s family c/o McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc., to help with funeral expenses.  


Anne Marie Kurczewski (nee Golding), of the Bustleton section of Philadelphia, passed away on July 4th, 2021, at age 72. Beloved wife of the late, Vincent Kurczewski, Sr. Loving mother of Christina Gilmour (David), Robert Kurczewski (Tara), Richard Kurczewski (Kelly), Antoinette Stevenson (David), and the late, Vincent Kurczewski, Jr. Sadly missed by her six grandchildren, Vincent III, Jared, Caitie, Aidan, Zach and Chelsea. At the request of the family there will be no services as Anne’s wishes were to be cremated.

 

 

“There is a place that I travel when I want to roam

And nobody knows it but me.

The roads don’t go there and the signs stay home

And nobody knows it but me.

It’s far, far away and way, way afar.

It’s over the moon and the sea…

And wherever you’re going, that’s wherever you are…

And nobody knows it but me.”

Author: Patrick O’Leary

                     


Sen T. Ly, of North Philly, born in Soc Trang Vietnam, passed away July 1st, 2021 at the age of 82. She will be missed by her loving family. All are invited to attend Sen’s Viewing and Service on Wednesday July 7th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Sen’s family during the viewing from 9:00AM-10:30AM. There will be a Service in the funeral home at 10:30AM. Further arrangements; Sen’s cremated remains will be buried on Friday July 9th after a Graveside Service at 10:00AM in Ivy Hill Cemetery (1201 Easton Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19150.)


Kathleen Mason-Pimentel “Kathy”, of the Holmesburg section of Philadelphia, formerly of Kensington, suddenly passed away June 29th, 2021 at the age of 61. Cherished daughter of Mary P. Mason and the late Daniel G. Mason. Beloved wife of Agustin Pimentel Jr. Loving mother of Anthony Mason (Tatiana Medina) and Lauren Ruiz. She will be missed by her grandchildren Eliana Mason, Anthony Mason Jr. and Mariah Douglas, as well as her twin sister Mary Peterson. She is also survived by her niece Ashley Peterson, her nephew  Nicholas Mason as well as a host of nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Kathy’s life on Thursday July 8th at St. Bernard R.C. Church (7341 Cottage St. Phila., PA 19136.) You may visit and comfort Kathy’s family during the viewing from 9:00AM-10:00AM. Funeral Mass to follow at 10:00AM. There will be no cemetery that day as Kathy’s wishes were to be cremated. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Kathy’s memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Click Here.