Catherine "Coppy" Manganiello

Feb. 4, 2013

Catherine "Coppy" Manganiello, 76, of White Haven, passed away Monday Feb. 4 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

Born in Pittston on Feb. 20, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Bernard and Mary Tronetti Ford.

She was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School, Pittston, and Wilkes-Barre Business College. She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Bear Creek.

Coppy was a loving mother and grandmother; she was adored by her family. She was a dedicated and loyal friend and an avid sports fan. Coppy will be truly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carmen Louis Manganiello.

Surviving are her sons, Michael Manganiello, Washington, D.C., and Kenneth Manganiello, Media, Pa.; grandchildren, Mary Catherine Manganiello, Michael Manganiello and William Manganiello; brother, Bernard Ford, Honeybrook, Pa.; sister, Patricia Smith, Wolfeboro, N.H.; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 5700 Bear Creek Blvd., Bear Creek. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church. Friends and relatives may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A, Short Hills, NJ 07078.

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Published in Times Leader on Feb. 5, 2013