Hazel Marie Troilo

July 31, 1926 - February 27, 2018 West Chester, PA | Age 91 Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Friend.

Hazel Marie Troilo, age 91 of West Chester, entered into her Lord’s presence on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Born in West Grove, PA, she was the daughter of the late Margaret Watson Dubbs and the late Richard Weller.

Hazel was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was deeply adored by her family. Her smile permeated hearts and she basked in her love of the shore.  Hazel held both her God and country in high regard and spoke with conviction regarding each.  She was a prayer warrior and ministered to those in need.

Hazel was a member of the Proclamation Presbyterian Church of Bryn Mawr, PA.

In addition to Frank, her loving husband of 71 years, she is survived by two daughters, Barbara Proto (Tony) of West Chester, PA and Linda Gerig (Rod) of Morganton, NC, a daughter-in-law Barbara Lesky of Malvern, PA, nine grandchildren, Kristin Proto Wisnewski, Kimberly Proto Munz, Steven Troilo, Kathryn Proto Rash, Brent Gerig, Anthony Proto, Teresa Gerig Peterson, Erin Troilo Henrickson, John Michael Proto and nineteen great grandchildren.

Hazel is pre-deceased by a son, Stephen Troilo, grandsons Matthew Proto and James Troilo and great grandson James Munz, as well as siblings Richard Weller, Esther Leasure, Charles H. Weller and Margaret Lloyd.

You are invited to visit with Hazel’s family on Sunday evening, March 4, 2018  between 6:00-8:00 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State St., Kennett Square and again on Monday morning,, March 5, 2018 from 9:00-10:00 at the First Baptist Church of Kennett Square., 415 West State St., Kennett Square. A celebration service will follow at 10:00 a.m.

A private family interment will be at the Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to Glad Tidings India (gladtidingsindia.org), 53 Harristown Road, Paradise, PA 17562.

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.griecocares.com


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53 Harristown Road
Paradise, PA 17562.



March 4, 2018 6:00-8:00 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA


March 5, 2018 9:00-10:00 First Baptist Church of Kennett Square
415 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Celebration of Life

March 5, 2018 10:00 First Baptist Church of Kennett Square
415 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA


A private family interment will be at the Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square.


  1. Dear Frank, Woody and I were blessed to have you at Beth Meth for 20 or so years. We grew to love you both. Your serious devotion to Far East Broadcasting was a joy to me. Since we are all one, the Body of Christ, it seemed like I was a part of it. Hazel DID have that wonderful smile. She encouraged me a lot. I remember one time, I was complaining to her about swallowing my supplements. She told me not to be “weary in well doing…”. And I accepted that advice. I loved when she went out with my team for Evangelism Explosion. She was so able to hear the wisdom of the Holy Spirit. One time I was doggedly pursuing the outline with a couple. She went off track being guided by the Holy Spirit to see they were having marital problems. She addressed that and they attended church and received the Lord. Wow!
    What an example you two are with that 71 years of marriage.
    Remember when you invited me to share the lesson of the Tabernacle at your home Bible Study?
    Praise God for both of you. I love you both, Harriet Widlund

    Harriet Widlund | March 5, 2018 at 12:32 PM
  2. Frank I was so lucky to have the pleasure of living with both of you for the past few years. I considered you two the Matriarch and Patriarch of the Atria family. She will be greatly missed. Bonnie Hunter

    Bonnie Hunter | March 3, 2018 at 7:04 PM
  3. Dear Frank and Family,
    We are greatly saddened by the passing of Hazel but happy that she is now with the Lord. We remember her generosity to us when we just moved to this area. You were both welcoming and invited us for dinner to your lovely home. In turn we invited you to ours and you got to know our children Andrew and Dawn. I used to call Hazel to ask for advice and prayers. We are truly blessed to have known her.
    Jim and Erlinda

    Jim and Erlinda Wheeler | March 3, 2018 at 11:47 AM
  4. Uncle Frank, Barb, and Linda (and family)
    We lost an angel but heaven gained. Aunt Hazel was a beautiful soul and lit up the room when she smiled. I’m grateful for the many happy memories. She will be greatly missed but always in our hearts.
    Love and prayers to all.

    Cindy Becker | March 2, 2018 at 4:53 PM
  5. Frank and family:
    Please accept our sincere sympathy. We have such fond memories of Hazel and remember the times we spent in your home, bible studies, and time at BUMC. They are treasured times. Hazel made me laugh, she had a dry sense of humor. She was always willing to pray for anyone and their needs and was a woman of wisdom and a servant of the Lord. Frank, you have been a loving and faithful husband and an example to us all. I know the Lord has said to Hazel, “Well done good and faithful servant”.
    In Love,
    Jean and Bill Atlee

    Jean Atlee | March 2, 2018 at 3:51 PM
  6. Dear “Pa” Troilo, Barb and Linda. The precious memories I have of “Ma” Troilo are many, especially while growing up with Linda. Loved her sense of humor (like Linda’s), her advice, wisdom and Godly influence in my life, as well as the many wonderful times I spent at the Troilo home. I loved this dear lady and I’m happy to know that she is laughing and carrying on with my parents right now. What a joyous reunion it must be with her Lord and loved ones!

    Ellen Ludwig | March 2, 2018 at 2:19 PM
  7. Grieving with all of you at the loss of your amazing (Grams) Hazel, but grateful she is still smiling that beautiful smile just looking down now on all of you from Heaven. I will never forget her kindness and goodness to me and Kimmy during summers at the beach. She always listened to us, told us stories about her life, laughed with us, and gave us good, healthy food. We always followed your rules Grams…well maybe not all of them. Thank you for putting up with us and loving us and your family so dearly. You will be greatly missed here, but you are not gone, you are just cheering on your family to trust in the Lord and finish the race strong. And telling all of us not to mix up the beach towels with the bath towels. We won’t. For you Grams. And we love you always.

    Jen Matthews Wenger | March 2, 2018 at 9:44 AM
  8. Uncle Frank, Barb & Linda:

    My thoughts & prayers are with the family and truly breaks my heart to see this most wonderful person leave us but I believe God wanted another perfect angel and he got one! Aunt Hazel always made us laugh whenever she was around specially trying to get Uncle Frank to leave a party! Wonderful memories of her will always be in my heart.

    With Love to all

    Nancy Cusick | March 1, 2018 at 4:28 PM

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