Lydia A. Blevins

December 7, 1921 - April 15, 2019 Kennett Square, PA | Age 97

Lydia A. Blevins, 97, a resident of Brandywine Living at Longwood, Kennett Square, passed away at Chester County Hospital on Monday April 15th, 2019.

She was the wife of the late James Kenneth Blevins who preceded her in death in 2003.

Born in Somerset County, Pa, she was the eldest daughter of Pancrazio DiAndrea and Maria Scacchia DiAndea. She attended Kennett High School, graduating in 1940.

Lydia worked at NVF in Yorklyn, De as a young woman, where she met her future Father-in-Law, Guy Blevins, who introduced her to her husband, James. After raising her family, she returned to Kennett High School as a food service employee, retiring after 45 years, though she remained on the substitute list for another 3 years because she loved “seeing the kids.” She was a parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church in Kennett Square for many years.

Friends recall her sense of humor and her ability to make those around her laugh. She loved the holidays, especially Christmas, enjoyed cooking and baking, and had a flair for interior design, which was evident in her home.

Her three daughters, Marianne McCall of Fort Mill, SC, Andrea Dunmire of Grafton, VT, and Carol Olivier of Landenberg, Pa survive Lydia. Also surviving are three grandchildren; Christopher Ivars Jaunakais of Wiltshire UK, James Kenneth Jaunakais, and his wife Heather of Blackstock, SC, and Lea Marianne Jaunakais of Fort Mill, SC.; as well as 2 great grandchildren, Asher James and Hunter James. Additionally, a brother, Artilio DiAndrea, a sister, Clara Dunlap, and three nieces survive her.

Calling hours will be held at Kuzo Funeral Home 250 W. State St. on Thursday May 2 from 5-8PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick RC Church on Friday May 3 at 11AM. Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.


Calling Hours

May 2, 2019 5-8 PM Kuzo Funeral Home
250 W. State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Funeral Mass

May 3, 2019 11 AM St. Patrick RC Church
212 Meredith Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. Dear Carol:

    Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort during this time.

    Warmest regards,
    Gail Branson

    Gail Branson | April 24, 2019 at 11:20 AM
  2. Dear Maryanne, Andrea & Carol,

    So very sorry to hear about your dear mother. Lydia was such a special and wonderful lady and always so happy with that unforgettable laugh. She and my mother were such good friends from their early childhood. Mom sends her deepest sympathy as well. I will always remember all the great times we had at your house. May God comfort you at this difficult time. Much Love, Toni Moschitta Legarski

    Toni Legarski | April 23, 2019 at 9:18 AM
  3. Dear Marianne, Andrea & Carol,

    We are so sorry to hear about your Mom passing away, dear friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in the Lord who knows and understands our hearts. We were thankful to be neighbors for many years. Blessings to you.

    Jan, Joe & John Hunter

    Jan Hunter Codichini | April 22, 2019 at 11:11 AM
  4. Dear Marianne, Andrea, and Carol,

    My heart was saddened to hear of the loss of your Mom. May fond memories of your Mom comfort you at this time. I still remember with joy the many times coming to your house and we would play together, and your Mom was so nice to us. I still remember her laugh.

    Sending hugs,

    Michele Moschitta | April 19, 2019 at 9:32 AM
  5. Wishing you peace.
    Jane Klein

    Jane | April 18, 2019 at 9:48 PM
  6. Dear Andrea, so sorry to learn of you mother’s passing. My sympathy to you and the rest of the family. Elaine

    Elaine Fiore | April 18, 2019 at 8:39 AM
  7. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. My sympathy to you, Girls, and to all your families.
    In many many years past, your Mom, and my mom and me had a lot of laughs around my Moms kitchen table.

    patsy vanderkraats | April 18, 2019 at 6:36 AM

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