Obituary for Gloria Mangano (DeMelis)
Gloria (DeMelis) Mangano
West Chester, PA – Gloria (DeMelis) Mangano passed away peacefully at age 92 on November 23, 2017. Gloria was a lifelong resident of Mt. Vernon, NY. She was the loving wife of the late Fiore Mangano, to whom she was married for 54 years. She is survived by her children, Thomas (MaryAnne) Mangano and Janet (Brian) Jennings. She cherished her five grandchildren (Erika, Stephanie, Laura, Katie, Matthew) and five great-grandchildren, who called her “GiGi.” She is also survived by her brother Guy (Joan) DeMelis and her sister, Elsie Dorchak. She was preceded in death by her parents, Theresa and Sabatino DeMelis, and her brother, Anthony Demelis. Gloria was a special aunt to her many nieces and nephews. She loved her family dearly and was loved by them in turn.
After graduating from Edison High School, she was a homemaker for many years and an active volunteer at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church and school. She was later employed by the Reuben H. Donnelley Corporation and the Mount Vernon Hospital, where she worked for many years. Gloria enjoyed sharing time with her family and participating in activities with the St. Ursula Church Senior Group and with the Arts and Leisure Senior Group in Bronxville. She was an avid walker and enjoyed reading, traveling, knitting, and preparing traditional Italian food for holidays and family gatherings.
Relatives and friends are invited attend her viewing on Sunday, November 26 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Yannantuono Burr Davis Sharpe uneral Home, 584 Gramatan Ave, Mount Vernon. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 129 East Birch Street on Monday, November 27 at10:00 am with entombment to follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Putnam Valley, NY.
Gloria’s family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Neighborhood Hospice, 400 East Marshall Street, West Chester, PA 19380 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.