Edith Corvino, one of the world's greatest chefs according to her family, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at the young age of 101. She was one of twelve children (Anna DiPierro, Dolly Clark, Rose Sevello, Martha Giordano, Mary Scali, Rocco, Luigi, Anthony, Domenick, Albert, and Jimmy), born to Tony DiPierro and Rosina Lepore DiPierro on April 19, 1922 in Cecil County, Maryland. Edith was the last to survive.
Edith worked as a young teen in her parents' Italian restaurant in North East, Maryland. The restaurant was quite a popular spot for its food, and it turned into a very lively dance hall on Saturday evenings. She was also a seamstress in Philadelphia as a young adult. On June 8, 1946, Edith married Frank Corvino from Philadelphia, a WWII vet. They settled in Holmes, PA and were members of Our Lady of Fatima Church with their two sons, Frank Jr. and Joseph. They enjoyed 54 years together before Frank passed away.
There was nothing better than enjoying a meal cooked from Edith's kitchen. From her incredible spaghetti and crabs to fried chicken, pepper and egg, and mouthwatering meatballs, she always made enough food to feed an army. And none of it went to waste. Holiday dinners were a sight to be seen, all of it homemade. Leftovers were always packed up and sent home with family, especially her children. Homemade Pastina was the first soup her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were privileged to eat as babies. Although she passed her cooking skills and her passion of cooking on to her grandchildren, and her great grandchildren, no one can truly replicate her delicious recipes. She always enjoyed trips to the AC casinos with family and friends too.
The last ten years were physically hard for Edith, but like the energizer bunny, she always bounced back. If you asked her how she was, she would tell you that she was "half and half". She enjoyed anything sweet, especially chocolate. Although her eating slowed down, she always had room for a Reese peanut butter cup.
Edith is survived by her sons Frank Jr., and Joseph (Dianne), her grandchildren, Kelly (Eric) Gibson, Amy (Kevin) Byrnes, and Joey (Laura) Corvino, and great grandchildren Christopher, Kevin, and Haley Byrnes, and Molly and Jillian Gibson.
Services and interment will be held privately on Friday, October 6, 2023.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 in Edith’s name as her dogs and grand-dogs always put a smile on her face.