Lucy D. Savini, 80; nurse continued to serve in retirement

Lucy D. Savini
Lucy D. Savini
Posted: March 28, 2014

Lucy D. Savini, 80, of Hainesport, a registered nurse who, in retirement, cared for retired nuns in Philadelphia, died of liver cancer Friday, March 21, at home.

Born in the Overbrook neighborhood of Philadelphia, Miss Savini graduated from West Catholic Girls' High School.

She earned her nursing degree at St. Agnes Hospital School of Nursing in South Philadelphia and began her career there, before transferring to the former Presbyterian Hospital.

Miss Savini was a nurse at Girard College in the 1980s and 1990s, her sister, Rita Giordano, said in a phone interview.

"She was a dedicated nurse," Giordano said, so after retiring from Girard in the early 1990s, Miss Savini nursed retired nuns of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at the St. Cabrini Residence in West Philadelphia.

A member of the Hainesport Seniors Club, she was also a member of Societa Bell'Italia, an Italian American cultural organization in Mount Laurel.

Besides her sister, she is survived by brother Joseph, a niece, and several nephews.

A visitation was set from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 28, at the Mount Laurel Home for Funerals, 212 Ark Rd., Mount Laurel, before an 11 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. John Neumann Church, 560 Walton Ave., Mount Laurel, with interment in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield, Delaware County.

Donations may be sent to a charity of one's choice.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mountlaurelfuneralhome.com.


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