The following are memorial or honorary donations given to Gemma's Angels. Thank you kindly to all those who have donated.

Mrs. Lola M. Schiavoni

The family and friends of Lola M. Schiavoni, 89, a resident of Columbia Cottage, and formerly of Palmyra donated funds to Gemma's Angels. She passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Born June 28, 1926, in Hershey, she was a daughter of the late Stephan and Julia (Imbrognio) Mastromatteo. Mrs. Schiavoni was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Palmyra, and the Areba Club in Hershey. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially trips to Atlantic City, N.J. The funds were used to purchase over 600 pounds of produce which was distributed to area food banks. Surviving are her daughter, Lorrie (Lou) Bushman of Hershey; sons, Francis Schiavoni, Steven Schiavoni, and Richard Schiavoni, all of Palmyra; sister, Josephine Hupp of York; brother, Michael Mastromatteo of Mechanicsburg and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

how to Make a Memorial or Honorary Gift

Make a Memorial or Honor Gift

When you make a donation, our form asks "Do you wish to designate this donation as a memorial or tribute?" Simply check the appropriate boxes and we will place the name of the person you have honored or made tribute to on this page. We will also send the recipient a notice, if in honor of, and/or to their family if in memory of.

In Lieu of Flowers

Losing a loved one is difficult, but many families find comfort in honoring those they have lost by requesting memorial contributions be made to Gemma's Angels. You can invite others to give by asking the person arranging the funeral or memorial service to insert the following phrase in the obituary notice:

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to Gemma's Angels, 15 East Main Street, No. 25
Hershey, PA 17033, or online at


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