Nancy A. Vattilano

June 3, 1936 - March 5, 2020 West Grove, PA | Age 83 Loving Mother, Grandmother,Sister, Aunt and Friend.

NANCY A. VATTILANO, age 83, of West Grove, Pa, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020, surrounded by her loving family, at the Pocopson Home.

Born on June 3, 1936 in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Theodore Joseph Mitchell and the late Elizabeth Agnes Murphy Mitchell.

Nancy was a hard, conscientious worker, working at various jobs until she retired at the age of 80.

She was very generous and caring. She enjoyed various hobbies in her free time, such as doing word search puzzles, the Hallmark Channel, drinking wine and her beloved Philadelphia Phillies. Most of all she loved her dogs and her family. She loved anything purple. Nancy and her family enjoyed their tradition of making homemade Ravioli at Christmastime every year.

Nancy is survived by her children, Michael Vattilano, Linda Mento and her husband Dominic, Terri DiProspero and her husband Steve, Nancy M. Vattilano and Robert Vattilano and his wife Annette; her granddaughters, Gianna and Gabrielle Vattilano; her brother, Thomas Mitchell and his wife Sarah; her sister-in-law Jean Mitchell and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by an infant son; two sisters, Betty Bove and Marie Craig and two brothers, James Mitchell and Theodore Mitchell.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 9:00 to 11:00 on Saturday morning, March 14, 2020, at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, 8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41), Avondale, PA. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, West Grove, PA.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to Willow Tree Hospice, 616 East Cypress Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348 or to St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, P.O. Box 709, Avondale, PA 19311

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with Nancy’s family, please visit

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.

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Memorial Donations

Willow Tree Hospice

616 East Cypress Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church

P.O. Box 709
Avondale, PA 19311



March 14, 2020 9:00-11:00 St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church
8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41)
Avondale, PA

Mass of Christian Burial

March 14, 2020 11:00 St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church
8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41)
Avondale, PA


March 14, 2020 St. Mary's Cemetery
West Grove, PA


  1. Generations pass like days….

    There are no words to aptly express the depth of sorrow when a Mother passes nor words of condolence that can ease the heartache of such a loss. The greatest gift Nancy left to this world is her beautiful, wonderful children. She will live on through them and the many lives she touched throughout her life and beyond….

    Do not stand at my grave and weep– I am not there, I do not sleep
    I am a thousand winds that blow
    I am the diamond glintz on snow
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain
    I am the sweet autumnal rain
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush
    of quiet birds in circled flight;
    I am the soft star that shines at night
    Do not stand at my grave and cry– I am not there, I did not die….

    Siouxzen (Reilly) WhiteCloud | March 14, 2020 at 12:55 PM
  2. My mother Helen Vattilano Capodanno loved spending time with Nancy V. when I was a child a long time ago. I remember her from many years ago that she was sweet and nice. May she rest in Heaven along with so many relatives and friends, including my Dad Anthony Bacchetta .

    Rosemarie Bacchetta. Scope | March 13, 2020 at 10:55 AM
  3. Michael Linda Terri Nancy n Robbie your mom was a great lady always so good to me !!! I have so many good memories being together on Sharp Road from fox n geese ,playing all different sports to watching Dark Shadows so many great times ….may your Mom rest in peace as she joins my Mom N Dad and the rest of the departed from sharp road in heaven God Bless praying for you all jamie

    james ciarrocchi | March 13, 2020 at 9:06 AM
  4. Dearest Michael, Linda, Terri, Nancy and Robbie –
    My heart is filled with understanding on the loss of your dear Mother, Nancy. It’s hard to imagine that both she and our Mom went to Heaven within days of each other. I know they are both praying for all of us.
    Your Mom was such a wonderful, loving woman and dearest neighbor. I can’t count the times as children we spent together on Sharp Road. I makes me spill over with warm feelings from so many years ago. I’m not sure if I can join you on Saturday… if not, know my heart is with you.
    Love, Patti

    Pat Ciarrocchi | March 12, 2020 at 1:00 PM
  5. Dear Vattilano Family,
    We are so very sorry to hear about your beloved mother. Please know all of your are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Pam & Gus Brittingham

    Pam & Gus Brittingham | March 10, 2020 at 7:09 PM
  6. So sorry. My prayers are for loved ones who will miss her. She was so loved

    Glenna | March 9, 2020 at 9:26 PM
  7. Terri,Linda and family
    I called her big Nancy, she was always a kind soul to me. R.I.P Joe A.

    Joseph Alampi | March 9, 2020 at 8:29 PM
  8. Linda, Terri & Family,
    John & I are so very sorry to hear about Nancy. There are so many memories of her and our family (Jean) together. I’m sure all of Nancy’s friends greeted her in heaven with open arms!! Please give the rest of your family our condolences. RIP Nancy.
    John & Diane Szewczyk

    John & Diane | March 7, 2020 at 9:03 PM
  9. Michael, Linda, Terri, and the Vattilano Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I send my deepest condolences to your family. May God Bless all of you during this time of sorrow. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Theresa Roberts Mattioni | March 7, 2020 at 8:12 PM
  10. Terri, so sorry to hear about your mother. I’m sure you have many great family memories. May she Rest In Peace!!
    Bruce V

    Bruce Vosburgh | March 7, 2020 at 1:16 PM
  11. To the entire Vattilano family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She is at peace now, & will always be watching over all of you. Let her memory carry you all through this difficult time. I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers. With my deepest sympathy,

    Carole Scalia | March 7, 2020 at 12:54 PM
  12. So many years, so many memories – knowing you as the mother and grandmother to my dear friends as well as a fellow employee at Hockessin Hall. I will miss our glass of wine together at all the family gatherings and I am so grateful for the time we got to spend together recently. I know your children are proud of the hard working and loving mother you were. You will be missed and prayers have been answered that you are at peace. Love & Friendship to all the family from Becky & Ed

    Becky Evans Tolmie | March 6, 2020 at 9:49 AM
  13. Dear Linda, so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. With deepest sympathy, Elaine.

    Elaine Fiore | March 6, 2020 at 9:37 AM

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