Cecelia Evelyn Nakoneczny Senkinc Smiddle of Finleyville, PA passed away, at the age of 97, in her home on the morning of Friday, April 28, 2023, under the care of Vitas Hospice, her loving daughters, and her wonderful caregivers.
Cecelia was born May 23, 1925, in Cherry Valley to the late Jon and Agnes (Wietz) Nakoneczny.
Cecilia was the last surviving sibling, which included three brothers and five sisters; Walter (Lucille), Alex (Mildred), Joe (Yolanda) Nakoneczny, Nellie (John) Kortyna, Helen (Frank) Malesky, Mary (Jack) Quattro, Agnes (Albert) Albinini, and Victoria Nakoneczny, who died at age 4 in 1918 (Spanish flu).
Cecelia had five children. Three surviving are Patricia (Andrew) Hullak, Margaret “Peggy” (Ex-husband John Quattro), a son, Joseph Senkinc. Two daughters preceded in death are JoLin (Dan surviving) Quidetto died April 2022, and Eleanor May (stillborn April 1959).
Cecilia had 8 grandchildren: James (Pamela) Hullak, Jamie (Charles) Wycoff, Andrea (Kenneth) Clark, Frank (Billie Jo) Hullak, Kenneth Dalton, Lucas (Jessica) Dalton, John (Christy) Quattro, and Matthew Quattro. Cecilia had 12 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death are both husbands, Joseph Senkinc and Robert Smiddle.
Cecelia’s hobbies were reading, crocheting, and crafting. She enjoyed puzzles, games, specifically, Yahtzee. Her true love was her flower garden and being outdoors. Cecelia retired from the The Washington Company, where she hand-painted glassware on Main St. Extension in Washington, PA. She knew her way around the kitchen and had a knack for always trying new recipes. If she was missing any ingredients, she would improvise, and boy, was it always excellent.
Cecilia received impeccable care from Vitas Hospice, Dr. Kathleen Reyes, Amanda Dancer, RN, Traci Roscoe, RN, Bruce Stollings, Chaplan, Tabitha Gregory, and Wendy Harding, Social Worker Extraordinaire, and caregivers, Tammy Clark, Kimberley Himes, and Danielle Chase.
Friends and family will be received 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM, Sunday in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home, Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342, where services will be held on Monday, May 1, 2023, at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray.
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