Adrianne R. Magnella, 61, of 145 Looker Mountain Trail, formerly of 129 Williams St., passed away Monday (Aug. 18, 2014) after a courageous battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's Disease at the family residence in the arms of her mother and her uncle.
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Born May 24, 1953, in Bradford, she was the daughter of the late Anthony Magnella and Gisele Meissner Magnella, who survives.
She was a 1971 graduate of Bradford Central Christian High School. She received an associate's degree from Edinboro College and also attended The Wilma Boyd School of Air Travel.
Adrianne worked for the Combined Airline Travel Office (CATO) in Washington, D.C., making travel arrangements for the U.S. Senate and U.S. government officials.
Prior to her move to Washington, she worked in various capacities for JCPenney Co. in Bradford. Upon returning to Bradford, she owned and operated Cin-Cin Biscotti, a pastry catering business.
She was a member of St. Bernard Church, the Catholic Women's Club and The LaStella Auxiliary.
Adrianne loved baking, gardening and taking care of dogs, whom she referred to as her four-legged children.
In addition to her mother, Gisele of Bradford, she is survived by an uncle, Bernd Meissner of Downers Grove, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her father, who passed away Oct. 2, 1985, and her brother, Mario Magnella, who passed away April 2, 2012, as well as her paternal grandparents, Joseph and Rose Magnella, and her maternal grandparents, Willi and Erna Meissner.
Her mother and uncle will be receiving friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Ave., where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant. Committal services and burial will follow in the Magnella family plot in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the McKean County VNA and Hospice, 1223 East Main St., Bradford; St. Bernard Church, 98 East Corydon St., Bradford; the Seventh-day Adventist Church, P.O. Box 257, Derrick City, PA 16727; or a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
33 South Avenue
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Aug. 20 to Aug. 27, 2014