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Edna "Sis" (Capewell) Friend

September 17, 1943 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Edna "Sis" Friend Obituary

Edna Mae “Sis” (nee Capewell) Friend passed away in Levittown on January 5, 2024, with her loving family by her side. She was 80 years old.

Sis was born in Philadelphia on September 17, 1943, to the late Joseph B. and Dorothy (nee Ford) Capewell. She was the sister of the late Lt. Cmdr. Joseph W. Capewell.

Sis was the devoted wife of the late Joseph D Friend Jr. Beloved mother of Heather McCoach (Keith McCoach) and Stacie Barlow (Jeffrey Paolella).  Loving grandmother to Kacie Strouse, Joseph, Brooke, Kyle, and Ryleigh Barlow.

Sis was a tiny but mighty, stubborn, and vivacious lady who had a big impact on many lives. She is going to be deeply missed.

She grew up on Commissioner Street in Kensington, attended Mastbaum High School and was a member of the color guard. She was a founding member of the community activist group, Kensington Action Now and fought passionately to revitalize Kensington neighborhoods.

Sis enjoyed decorating and entertaining. Her parties were legendary. She had a good sense of humor, and her laughter could light up the room. She was a very protective mother who tried hard to give her daughters every advantage.

Sis was an extremely dedicated wife to Joe. She was his strongest ally and advocate. She loved traveling with him, especially their cruises to Bermuda with friends.

After Sis retired from her career as a medical office manager, she spent her time enjoying line dancing, traveling to tropical places, basking in the sun, and gaming at the casinos.

She moved to Levittown and spent her later years living with her family.

Sis would want to be celebrated instead of mourned. Please cherish any happy memories you have with her. She is reunited with the love of her life, her husband, Joe.  While we miss her, we are happy for her.

Please say a prayer for Sis and for her family. The world is a better place because she was here.

Services will be private.

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