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