Eva “Hilde” Varglien

October 6, 1921 - October 28, 2021 Hockessin, DE | Age 100 Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend.

Eva “Hilde” Varglien, age 100, formerly of West Grove, PA, passed away peacefully on October 28 at Brackenville Complete Care in Hockessin, DE.

Hilde was born in a small fishing village, Volosca, Italy on October 6, 1921 to Paolo Zencovich and Erminia Mirthes Zencovich. The love of her life was Leopoldo Varglien who served in World War II for five years. They married when Leopoldo returned from the War. Since Italy lost their homeland region to Yugoslavia as a war settlement, Hilde, Leopoldo and Cristina applied and waited for three years to move back into Italy where they lived for five years before immigrating to the USA in 1956.

Hilde was a devoted hair stylist and owned two beauty salons through the years. One was in Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy and the other in Glenolden, PA. After retirement she and Leopoldo moved to West Grove to be near their family.

Hilde is survived by her daughter, Maria Cristina Reinert (Les), grandchildren Tim Reinert (Nicole), Julie Taplin (Scott) and Natalie Edwards (Mike) and great grandchildren, Michael, Fiana, Tyler, Lizzy, Jamie and Samantha and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Leopoldo Varglien and brothers Giuseppe Zencovich, Enrico Zencovich and her sister Elisabetta Zencovich Manzin.

Hilde always remembered her devoted caregiver, Emma, who lived with her and lovingly cared for her for many years. She was also very appreciative of the great care she received from Brookdale Assisted Living, Brackenville Complete Care and the dedicated staff from Bayada Hospice, all in the State of Delaware.

Hilde enjoyed being with her family, friends, traveling, cooking and gardening.

She was a member of Assumption BVM Parish in West Grove since 1988 and a founding member of the former Assumption BVM Roses in Winter Senior Organization along with being an original member of the Rosary Prayer Group founded by her friend, Janice Wolfe, twenty two years ago.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, from 9:45 to 10:45 am at Assumption BVM Church, 300 State Road, West Grove, PA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Interment will be at St. Malachi Cemetery, 76 St. Malachi Road, Cochranville, PA

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Assumption BVM Church, 300 State Road, West Grove, PA 19390 or The Kennett Food Cupboard, 136 W Cedar St, Kennett Square, PA 19348

To view Hilde’s online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit, www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com

Arrangements by the Foulk Funeral Home, West Grove, PA

Message from the Family

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Memorial Donations

Assumption BVM Church

300 State Road
West Grove, PA 19390

The Kennett Food Cupboard

136 W Cedar Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348



November 2, 2021 9:45-10:45 Assumption BVM Church
300 State Road
West Grove, PA

Mass of Christian Burial

November 2, 2021 11:00 Assumption BVM Church
300 State Road
West Grove, PA


November 2, 2021 St. Malachi Cemetery
76 St. Malachi Road
Cochranville, PA


  1. Chris, So sorry to read in our church bulletin about your Mom’s passing. You were blessed to have had her with you for so many years and she was able to see the continued growth of her familiy . She was a sweet and beautiful woman and you were a dedicated and loving daughter. May you feel comfort in knowing that Hilde is now resting peacefully in the arms of our Heavenly Father and His Blessed Mother to whom your Mom had such a devotion, and surrounded by her famiy who passed before her. Be at Peace. Love,

    Paula Jenkins | November 4, 2021 at 3:58 PM
  2. Chris, Less and family.
    I got to know Hilde thru the Senior Rosary.
    Even though she had trouble hearing she didn’t miss a prayer and would ask us to speak up.
    “I can’t hear you”🙂
    Always prayed for our country and her family. She was so appreciative of all who helped care for her.
    She loved her God, our Blessed Lady, her church and family. See you later Hilde.
    Now you can praise Him with Janice and Betty Anne💕

    Jean gottel | November 1, 2021 at 1:23 PM
  3. Dear Cristina, Les, and Family, this comes with a heavy heart and such sadness to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was a beautiful strong willed loving woman with such loving heart. Her memories for the last fifty some years will be etched in our hearts forever. May she RIP in the loving arms of God. Our deepest condolences to all.

    Barbara & Siro Dattilo | October 31, 2021 at 10:14 AM
  4. On behalf of the entire Varljen Family we extend our deepest sympathy to the Varglien Family. Hilde was special in the minds of everyone and we will always have fond memories of our association and love for her. May God Bless her as she departs this world to be with Poldo and the Good Lord. The Varljen’s

    Lou Varljen | October 30, 2021 at 9:51 PM
  5. I am so sorry to hear about Hilde’s death.She certainly lived a long life. She was an admirable lady who was very determined to do what she was interested in. She was a true fighter.
    I know that her strength helped her live such a long life. Cristina, you took excellent care of your mother. One day you will be reunited in heaven. I used to like it when you came to the Y pool with her. Your loving care was a true asset that I am sure you learned from your mother.
    May she Rest In Peace.
    Love, Sharon Journey

    SharonJourney | October 30, 2021 at 9:06 AM
  6. Cristina and Les, Our prayers are with you as your mother joins the heavenly angels. You are blessed to have had her with you for so many years. Peace and Prayers for you. Love, Susan & Eddie

    Susan & Eddie McCusker | October 30, 2021 at 8:37 AM
  7. What a beautiful story. My deepest sympathy to family and friends.
    I was in nursing for more than 40 yrs and found it a privilage to care for so many people like Hilde.
    I hope all your memories will carry through many years of joy knowing her.

    unnamed | October 29, 2021 at 5:38 PM
  8. Dear Chris and Family, I remember your sweet mother through the years usually with you especially at Mass. I am sending my condolences to you all. I hope wonderful memories of times shared will bring you comfort and the extra special love a Mother and daughter share brings you joy!
    God Bless,

    Kilmer | October 29, 2021 at 5:18 PM
  9. I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Varglien`s passing. My sincerest sympathy to all. I have missed seeing her. God Bless her 100!
    Patsy Vanderkraats

    Patsy Vanderkraats | October 29, 2021 at 2:58 PM

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