August 30, 1919 – September 27, 2020
Louise Mancinelli, a longtime resident of Scranton, passed away on September 27 at Riverside Health Care and Rehabilitation. She was 101. The daughter of Cory Manginella and Concetta Caperilla, she grew up in Scranton but traveled extensively living for a time in New York City, Connecticut, California and Ohio. While in New York she gave lectures in Metaphysics at Carnegie Hall. Fluent in Spanish, she travelled to Spain and Puerto Rico. After retirement she settled back in Scranton to be with her sisters. She then kept busy as a volunteer to Mercy Hospital and as a translator for the Social Security office in Scranton. She loved to read, write and dance. She is preceded in death by her sisters Mildred Lesh, Mary Alfageh, Sylvia Benns and Angela Sobotka. She is survived by a son Nelson Santiago in Puerto Rico and many nieces and nephews. Her cheerfulness, friendliness and joy for life will be sadly missed by all who knew her. At Louise’s request no viewing was held. Friends are invited to contribute to a charity of their choosing.