Carole A. "Sissy" Turner

  • Born: October 13, 1936
  • Died: August 19, 2021
  • Location: North Wildwood, New Jersey

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel. (215) 281-0100

Tribute & Message From The Family


Carole A. Turner (nee Smith), passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 19, 2021 in North Wildwood, NJ. Carole was born on October 13, 1936 to the late Martin and Margaret "Boots" Smith, in the Swampoodle section of Philadelphia. She was 84 years old.

Sissy, as she was affectionately known to many, was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan, and enjoyed playing solitaire, doing crossword puzzles, and reading novels. She worked over 40 years in the food services industry and was a long-time employee of both Frankie Masters Tavern and Gallo's Seafood in Northeast Philadelphia, and ended her career at Southampton Estates. In her retirement years, she enjoyed sitting on her front porch in North Wildwood with a cold Miller Lite, while handing out lollipops to the little kids returning from the beach and dog treats to her neighbor's furry friends.

Carole is survived by her sisters Margaret Reid, Cecilia Mallon, Janice Mangini and Sharon Lorenzo, and brothers-in-law John Hunter, Robert Mangini, and Michael Lorenzo; her children Susan Lopez (Roy), Thomas (Vicki), Kimbra Roesner (Mark LeMew), Frances Bowes (John), and Amy (Kevin Pappernak); and many adored grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her ex-husband Tom Turner; partners Gerald DiMauro, and William Yoast; siblings Martin Smith, Claire Ondrejka, Kathleen Hunter, and William Smith; brothers-in-law Edward Reid, George Ondrejka and Richard Mallon; son-in-law Francis Roesner; and by her beloved daughter Carole Bennis.

Relatives and friends are invited to Carole's Life Celebration on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 9:00am-11:00am at the John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154, immediately followed by her entombment service at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 3301 W Cheltenham Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19150.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dearest Cousin, God Bless you. I know you will have a great many family and friends greet you when you arrive in "Heaven". We, your family, friends and those who only knew you for a short time will miss you. We will miss your smile, pleasant personality and your kindness. We love you and want you and your family to
know we admired you and them for the love and courage you shown during your illness. God Bless you all.
Love, The Allen, The Perks and The Philyaw Families.
God Bless you and your family for their showing what it means to love one another as you love your self.

Posted by Ronnie Allen - Philadelphia, PA - Family   August 24, 2021

I'm so very sorry for the passing of your loving mother. My memories of your Mother are how much she loved her children and how much of a hard working single parent she was. May God Bless her and keep her by his side always and I hope those wonderful memories that all of you have will keep a smile on your heart and face always.

Posted by Trudi Rusnock - Lansford, PA - Family Friend   August 24, 2021

Sending you all so much love during this time

Posted by Tori Vogt-Lydon - Langhorne, PA - Family   August 23, 2021

My aunt sissy, the hardest working woman I knew. Beautiful and raised 6 children on her own, all professionals. Love her

Posted by Billy Hunter - Philadelphia, PA - Family   August 23, 2021

My condolences to all of you. May she rest in peace.
Wayne Bickel

Posted by Wayne Bickel - Rydal, PA - Friend   August 23, 2021


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